Admissions representative explaining to a prospective student how to apply.
The decision to continue your education is a big one. When you choose Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, you’ll discover an admissions process that’s informative, supportive, and personal. Our experienced admissions team will guide you every step of the way. We know this is an important step in your life, and we’re dedicated to making sure that you have all the information and support you need throughout the admissions process.

Financial Aid

There are a variety of financial aid opportunities for those who qualify. A good first step is to find out if you qualify by completing the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid. Our Financial Aid Department will answer all of your questions and be there with you every step of the way. For more information on how to apply for Financial Aid, please click here.

Admission Requirements

Admission to any of Penn Commercial’s programs requires a high school diploma or GED certificate, and you’ll be asked to sign a release form to obtain your official transcripts so we can confirm that this has been achieved. Several of our programs also have certain physical requirements, which can be found by visiting the web page for your program of interest.

Need to get your GED? No problem! Not only does Penn Commercial offer free GED prep classes, but we also are a GED testing site! For more information, please visit our GED program page.

Application Process

We know applying to college can be intimidating. But we offer a simple, clear process for submitting your application for admission, and we’ll personally guide you—from getting your necessary documentation submitted, to applying for financial aid, to planning your admission interview. Our experienced team has been helping students like you for over 85 years!

To qualify for admission, you need a high school diploma or a GED certificate. From there, follow these steps to complete the application process:

1. Complete your application for admission, which can be done online!

2. Obtain your official transcripts to verify your high school diploma or GED, and have them submitted to Penn Commercial.

3. Complete your admissions interview with our team to determine your goals and readiness for our programs.

4. Take your entrance examination, which is required for admission into each program.

5. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and meet with a financial aid advisor.

If you’re applying to the Medical Assistant or Nursing program, you’ll also be required to complete the following additional step:

6. Pass a complete physical examination, which can be administered by a physician of your choice.

When you apply, you’ll need to submit a nonrefundable $25 application fee, which, if you’re accepted, will be applied to your $100 registration fee.

If you’re still in high school, you can apply for admission and may be accepted on a conditional basis, pending our receipt of your official transcript after you graduate.