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Application Process

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College accepts applications year round and admits students on a rolling basis.

  • All students applying are encouraged to contact a representative from the Admissions Office to ensure accurate completion of the application and appropriate goals are established.

 

Matriculated Students

  Matriculated students are students who declare a Pennsylvania Highlands major and plan to pursue a degree, diploma, or certificate from the College.
 

Getting started...

 
  1. Complete an application for admission either online or in paper.
  2. Verify your residence.  As a Penn Highlands student, tuition will be determined by the legal/home/permanent address.  Students must provide proof of residency so that an appropriate tuition rate may be applied. Refer to Residency Verification  for approved documents that can be used to verify your legal/home/permanent address. (Note: Your high school transcript can be used to verify your residence).
  3. Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED.  Please note: Students who apply during their senior year of high school must also provide an official copy of their final transcript following gradun.
  4. Pay the $20 application fee if you are a brand new student with Penn Highlands.
  5. After completion of these steps, an acceptance letter will be mailed to the student. An IMPORTANT email will also be sent to the student with myPEAK account information and activation instructions along with information about next steps. BE SURE TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT.

 

Non-Matriculated Students

  Non-matriculated students are students who do not plan on completing a Penn Highlands’ degree, diploma, or certificate. This includes high school students and summer guest students from another college.
 

Getting started...

 
  1. Complete a Non-matriculation Form either online or in paper.
  2. Verify your residence.  As a Penn Highlands student, tuition will be determined by the legal/home/permanent address.  Students must provide proof of residency so that an appropriate tuition rate may be applied. Refer to Residency Verification for approved documents that can be used to verify your legal/home/permanent address.
  3. Pay the $20 application fee if you are a brand new student with Penn Highlands.
  4. After the completion of these steps, a welcome letter will be mailed to the student.  An IMPORTANT email will also be sent to the student with myPEAK account information and activation instructions that that will enable the student to register for classes online.  BE SURE TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT.

     NOTE: High school or College transcripts are not required for non-matriculated students unless you have taken a required pre-requisite course at a previous institution.


 

Re-Admission

  Students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, who previously attended Pennsylvania Highlands but have not completed coursework for two consecutive semesters must apply for re-admission to the College.
 

Getting started...

 
  1. Complete either an Application for Admission or Non-matriculation Form based upon your educational goals.  This can be done either online or in paper.
  2. Verify your residence.  As a Penn Highlands student, tuition will be determined by the legal/home/permanent address.  Students must provide proof of residency so that an appropriate tuition rate may be applied. Refer to Residency Verification for approved documents that can be used to verify your legal/home/permanent address.
  3. You are NOT REQUIRED to pay the $20 application fee.
  4. After the completion of these steps, a welcome letter or acceptance letter will be mailed to the student.  An email will also be sent to the student with myPEAK account information and activation instructions that that will enable the student to register for classes online.  BE SURE TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT.

 Admissions Office
814.262.6446
1.888.385.PEAK 
admissions@pennhighlands.edu

 

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