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Winter Courses

The Penn Highlands Community College winter session is a great way to either catch up or get ahead. Whether you are a Penn Highlands student or attending another college, our engaging and convenient online courses will move you toward your educational goal.

  • Classes Start: December 18, 2023
  • Classes End: January 12, 2024

Class Options:

Credits earned through these classes may be easily transferred to other colleges. All winter session courses are online.

Important Dates

  • December 15, 2023: Last day to add.
  • December 18, 2023: Classes begin.
  • December 22, 2023: Last day to drop.
  • January 2, 2024: Last day to withdraw.
  • January 12, 2024: Classes end.

    Students must be motivated, able to learn at their own pace, and be a self-starter. These accelerated courses carry the expectation of regular work and extensive individualized study. Winter classes assume that you will devote a minimum of 6 to 8 hours per day.

    Please discuss this learning opportunity with your advisor and take our quick self-assessment to help you determine if this class format is right for you before registering.


    Winter Session classes require internet, textbooks, and materials.

    It is strongly recommended that students have their own personal computer or access to a household computer. You should not attempt an online winter class using only public access computers or your mobile device. You will not have access to College computers or College offered technical support through the IT Help Desk during the Winter Session. Please contact the IT Help Desk at 814.262.6470 for more information about suggested technologies.


    Before registering for a course, new and guest students must apply.

    NOTE: You may not need to apply if you’ve already been accepted to Penn Highlands and have taken a class within the last academic year.

    Current students may register online through myPEAK for Winter Session classes by searching for Winter Session or Spring 2024 classes. Winter session classes will be noted as beginning on December 18, 2023.

    NOTE: Students are limited to 1 class/3 credits during the Winter Session.

    Registration deadlines are as follows:

    • October 16, 2023: Registration opens for currently enrolled students
    • November 1, 2023: Registration opens for new students
    • December 15, 2023: Registration closes.

    NOTE: If you register and then decide that an online class is not for you, you must drop the class before December 22 to be eligible for a refund on tuition and fees.


    Payment in full is due within 48 hours of registration. Students must pay in full to secure their seat in class. Students who do not pay Winter Session tuition and fees within 48 hours of registration will be automatically dropped from class. No registrations will be accepted after December 15, 2023.

    Payment plans and third-party billing are not available for the Winter Session. Financial Aid is not available for this session. 

    These courses can be used toward eligibility for the spring term for qualified, degree-seeking Penn Highlands students. Any eligible aid will be processed in the spring semester. Please contact our Financial Aid office at 814.262.6454 to discuss eligibility.

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Our admissions process is simple and takes less than 15 minutes. There is no need to be alarmed. Penn Highlands accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis.