Applying to college can be overwhelming. There are many aspects to consider when applying for college, like the school’s location, size, degrees and programs offered, financial aid packages, and instructional delivery options. Feeling a little uneasy about the process is completely normal. Not to worry, though! Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is here to guide you through the process of applying.
NPRC is an open admission institution. Meaning the only criteria for admission is a high school diploma or equivalent. Standardized test scores like the SAT and ACT are not required. Admission is open to any individual who is prepared to study at the two-year college level. The application can be found online and can be accessed by clicking on the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of the this page. After clicking here, the website will direct you to our free online application.
Before beginning the application process, it is important for you to locate and use a secure computer or tablet and ensure there is a consistent Wi-Fi connection. It will be necessary to create an account to track progress on your submitted application. Make sure you are keeping track of usernames and passwords for the online application process; this can help you with being able to access the application again quickly.
Here are some more tips to help you with the application process given by our experts:
- Gather Your Personal Information – When filling out an application, you will need to gather your basic information such as your phone number, mailing address, email address, social security number, your high school’s name and address, your high school grade point average, the name and address of any previous institution you were enrolled at, the major or degree you are interested in pursuing, and your preferred method of contact. Lastly, the submission of official transcripts from high school and any previous college you’ve attended is also an essential part of the application process. These transcripts should be sent directly from your high school or college to the registrar at NPRC.
- Apply on Time – Applicants to any college or university must be aware of application deadlines. While students can apply to NPRC at any time, meeting deadlines are necessary for term and course registration, as well as for financial aid applications and awards. The entire process of applying can take time. Because of this, applying as early as possible can help ensure that you can enroll and start your journey at NPRC. Checking the academic calendar on our website will help you know when each semester starts and other important dates throughout the academic and calendar year.
- Answer Questions Thoroughly and Honestly – Checking the application for typos and misspellings, especially in the used email address and phone number sections, will help make sure our student services team has the resources necessary to follow up with you about the status of the application and what steps are next. At NPRC, our Community Engagement Specialists will be prepared to assist with application questions and next steps, including making decisions on degree paths and class selection.
- Remain Patient – Remaining patient is sometimes easier said than done. However, it is important because applying to college involves many moving parts and is not something that is done regularly. Everyone is doing their part to make sure you can become an NPRC student regardless of if you are fresh out of high school or are returning to the classroom after some time away. Recognizing these changes do not normally happen overnight, staying patient with all the people and processes involved in the application process can help to make this experience of applying to NPRC a positive one for you.
After receiving official transcripts and completing your application, you will be notified that you are admitted at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College and ready to accept admission, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves!
Applying to NPRC we hope will be simple and painless for all. If there are questions or concerns, our student services team is available to assist you in every step of the way.