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Thank you for your service! Pennsylvania Highlands is designated as a military friendly college and we are determined to make the Admissions process for veterans as seamless as possible.

Student Services at Penn Highlands provides veterans with:

  • assistance throughout the admissions process,
  • academic advising,
  • evaluation of prior learning for credit (military service, basic training, prior training, etc.),
  • information and guidance regarding financial aid including available veterans benefits,
  • a pre-registration period to help you get the courses you need, and
  • assistance with transcript management and registration if called into duty.

Tuition Assistance

Our military students and their families are eligible to receive sponsored tuition rates when they are deployed to a Cambria County location. Please provide your orders paperwork during your admissions appointment.

Credit for Military Service & Beyond

Many of our veteran students gain credits at other colleges and universities throughout their careers. We encourage you to have your official transcripts mailed to the Registrar's Office so that we can review them for transfer credit. Mail your transcripts to: Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Registrar's Office, 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA 15904.

Don't forget you military transcript! This link provides information and the ability to have your military transcript sent electronically to Pennsylvania Highlands: https://jst.doded.mil/. The transcripts will be evaluated and appropriate credits will be transferred.  


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
  4. Submit military transcripts and other college transcripts for evaluation
  5. Pay the $20 application fee if you are a brand new student with Penn Highlands.
  6. 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.

Applying for Vets Educational Benefits

Click here to learn more about applying for these benefits, or click on the image below.Veterans