Pennsylvania College of Technology


URL: www.pct.edu/
US News Rank # 102

Prerequisites: High school students should focus their academic work on written and oral communication, upper level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses with labs and should excel in these areas

Alternative Credit:  After consultation with an academic advisor, students wishing to “test out” of a
100- or 200-level course must send a request in writing to the Dean of the School of Health Services

Bachelor Degree – No, 5 year program – need a High School Diploma or above
Basic Life Support – CPR certification

CASPA Application Required – No – high school seniors and transfer students can begin submitting their
applications (online) in January with a deadline of July 1st to begin in the fall for freshman; applications
are accepted year-round with acceptance on a rolling basis (March acceptance for Professional Phase)  – $50 fee; Early Admission – if you have completed the 11th grade you may be considered for early admission as a full-time or part-time student in lieu of your senior year of high school.
Supplemental app required – No
Open House – Yes – register online

Interview – Yes

Rolling admissions – Yes

Admission Factors:

  • High school and/or grade point average,
  • SAT scores for students applying within two years of high school graduation,
  • high school rank,
  • completed developmental course work,
  • interview process;
  • documentation of at least 300 hours of health care exposure including a minimum of 16 hours with a practicing physician assistant
  • completion/enrollment in program prerequisites;
  • for all students seeking admission to the Professional Phase of the PA major,
  • health care hours and prerequisite courses must be documented by May 30th of the year a student enters the professional program – logging forms must be submitted and hours approved prior to January 15th of the year that the student seeks admission (guaranteed seats are available for the Penn College freshmen who have ACT scores of 23 or SAT scores at/or above 550 in math, 500 in critical reading, and a writing sub-score of at least 8);
  • child-abuse clearance,
  • drug screening,
  • criminal background check are required

Program facts:
Length – Pre-major requires completion of 61 credits; professional phase is 24 months
Degree Granted – Bachelor of Science (a master’s degree is offered to interested students via distance
learning from NOVA Southeastern University)
Class size – 30 seats available
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – ?
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – ?
Tuition and fees:  (2011-2012)

  • Pennsylvania resident tuition and fees $13,590, housing $5,666, meals $2,972, books and supplies $1,200 = $23,428 estimated total expense for a full-time student with 15 credits per semester, living on campus
  • Out-of-state resident tuition and fees $17,010, housing $5,666, meals $2,972, books and supplies $1,200 = $26,848 estimated total expenses for a full-time student with 15 credits per semester, living on campus

Financial Aid – Penn College Financial Aid Application (FAA) which accompanies application for admission, FAFSA, student and/or parent loan program applications, and scholarship applications are all available online

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