Obtain your TEXTBOOKS by visiting the Bookstore.
Have your Student ID number handy, you can enter that into the
Bookstore website to get a list of all your required books and materials.
It is highly recommended that you attend an in-person orientation session prior to the start of the semester. Watch your college email for your assigned date.
This is mandatory; you won’t be able to register for the next semester without completing Orientation.
If you have difficulty attending your assigned date,
Email the Student Activities office or call 814.262.6491.
Get your STUDENT ID CARD.
ID Cards are now digital and can be accessed on the
myPEAK portal. The digital Student ID Card will allow students to check out library books, take makeup tests, get discounts via
Peak Pass, etc.
This is our text broadcast system for alerts on delays and emergencies.
Complete your FAFSA at
fafsa.ed.gov. Our School Code is 031804. Don’t forget to apply for a PHEAA grant! Remember to factor the cost of books and childcare into your budget.
Review your financial aid awards, documents, and tracking on
myPEAK, under Student Financial Services.
Explore STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES.
If you utilized an IEP in high school or are requesting accommodations in college, please contact
Mike Lucas, ADA Specialist, at 814.262.6468 or Email Mike Lucas. If you receive TANF or SNAP, you may be eligible for
KEYS (Keystone Education Yields Success). Call 814.262.6420 for details. Unsure of your major? Visit with our
Career Pathways Specialist, Cara Moyer, at 814.262.3844 or Email Cara Moyer to explore majors, careers, and program clusters.
Plan for all personal RESPONSIBILITIES.
Arrange transportation to class.
Coordinate with work regarding your new class schedule.
If needed, arrange childcare for your children and create a backup plan.
Review your work, life, and school schedules carefully. Explore if it will work for you. If not, adjust during the
This is the online learning system that will be used for all of your classes. Consider downloading the
Pulse App for your cell phone.
Be aware of important dates (
due dates for homework, papers & exams). Place these important dates in a planner for future reference or use the electronic calendar on your smartphone
Email is the primary way instructors and staff will be communicating with you.
Outlook App today to your smart phone! Your college e-mail address is your username
@pennhighlands.edu (same password you use for myPEAK).
academic advisor is noted on this page along with other important degree information. Email your advisor to schedule a meeting during their office hours before
Priority Registration. Check your
degree audit on myPEAK. Review the schedule. Prepare for your first meeting with your advisor.
Get a tutor at the first sign of difficulty in the course. The Writing/Math Center in Richland provides free tutoring for students both in-person and via Zoom. Tutoring is available in other subjects and at all locations (in-person or Zoom).
Click here for details.
Try something new. Check out the
clubs and organizations available, as well as athletics available at our Richland Campus (bowling, basketball, softball, golf, eSports, volleyball, and cross country). Look for e-mails about the Club and Organization Fair!
STRESSED or need someone to talk to?
NEED HELP? No questions are too big or too small. Contact a staff member at any time at your central location or at the offices noted below: