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After You Apply

Welcome to Pennsylvania Highlands! You have applied to the College and have been accepted.  Now, what happens next...

 Step 1: Activate your Student Computer Account on myPEAK

  • You’ll receive an email with myPEAK log in and account activation information
  • Activate your account.
  • Log in to myPEAK and establish your college email.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR COLLEGE EMAIL REGULARLY. This is how many of our office will communicate with you.

 Step 2: Decide How to Pay for Tuition

  • Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA available at www.fafsa.ed.gov . The College’s school code is 031804.
  • Review the financial aid checklist on the Financial Aid Page of myPEAK.
  • Set up a payment plan with the Bursar’s Office to pay for any additional costs not covered by financial aid. Payment plan information is available on the Bursar’s Office page of myPEAK.
  • Text books are required for nearly all Penn Highlands classes.  Books are available through the College’s Bookstore.  You can find information about the text books required for your classes through the Searchable Schedule on myPEAK.  You will need to plan to have money set aside for your text books.

 Step 3: Complete Your Placement Test

  • The Admissions Office will schedule your placement test and registration appointment.
  • The test determines your skill level in English, math, and reading.
  • We recommend that you practice - links to practice questions as well as other resources to help you prepare are located at: http://www.pennhighlands.edu/admissions/placement.html

 Step 4: Register for Your Classes - Advising/Online Registration

  • After the placement test, you will meet with an advisor and create your class schedule.
  • The advisor will help you to log on to myPEAK and register for classes online.

 Step 5: Pay Your Tuition

  • Tuition and fees can be paid at the Bursar's Office using Visa, MasterCard, cash or check.
  • Each semester has a Tuition Due Date, which occurs just prior to the start of the semester.
  • The student must pay the tuition, have an approved payment plan in place with the Bursar’s Office, or have financial aid awarded to them by the tuition due date.  Sometimes financial aid does not cover the full tuition amount. In these cases, students are encouraged to set up a payment plan to cover any additional costs.

 Step 6: Purchase Your books

  • Text books are required for nearly all Penn Highlands classes.  Books are available through the College’s Bookstore.  You can find information about the text books required for your classes through the Searchable Schedule on myPEAK.  You will need to plan to have money set aside for your text books.
  • Students who receive enough financial aid to cover the costs of books may charge books to their account.  To learn if you are eligible for this service, please contact the Bursar’s Office.
  • Books will be available for sale through the College’s Bookstore at the Richland Campus beginning two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • Do some research!  You can find the ISBN number for all textbooks on the College’s searchable schedule.  You are free to shop around however keep in mind that the College’s Bookstore offers book rental programs, used textbooks and digital books.

 Step 7: Attend New Student Orientation

  • Our comprehensive orientation program will help you transition to college.
  • You will receive information in the mail and through email regarding your scheduled session.

Admissions Office
814.262.6437
admissions@pennhighlands.edu

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