Making the transition from the military to civilian life is difficult, and adding the transition of becoming a college student can add to the confusion--especially if you have not taken any college classes before.
This guide contains information, resources, and links to the many ways that the Central Penn Library and other departments on campus can help you become a successful student.
The information on this page is aimed at prospective students, but there is a wealth of information and links to veteran/military student resources gathered here. This page also includes the contact information for Central Penn staff members who specifically support our veteran/military students.
Quick Links to College Departments and School Information
The Academic Calendar includes the term dates (starting and ending, plus holidays) for the current year plus the next year. Each year starts with Summer and ends with Spring (e.g. Summer 19 - Fall 19 - Winter 20 - Spring 20).
The Business Office handles tuition bills and payments and also administers payment plans. Textbook vouchers are also generated by the Business Office. They do not have a page on the Central Penn website, but you can contact the Business Office at (717) 728-2224 or email StudentAccounts@centralpenn.edu.
Career Services offers assistance to both current students and alumni. More than just resume and interviewing assistance, Career Services has extensive resources linked on their webpage. Call (717) 728-2262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic programs and policies (including admissions policies), course descriptions, standards and compliance, and financial information can be found in the latest version of the College Catalog. (Other non-academic information is outlined in the Student Life Handbook.)
Appointments with credentialed counselors are available to ALL students--e-counseling methods are available for online students. You may seek counseling for a number of different reasons, personal, school or both. Call (717) 728-2416 or email email@example.com.
The IT page has general information about technology at Central Penn. Contact the I.T. Help Desk for assistance with: Blackboard, Microsoft Office, MyMail, my.CentralPenn, and hardware/software. Call (866) 291-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Penn's Learning Center (formerly Writing Center) offers assistance with writing, math, accounting, business, and information technology (IT). Virtual sessions and sessions via email are available. Schedule an appointment online--access the Learning Center's calendar by clicking the WCONLINE icon on the my.CentralPenn.edu applications page.
Records and Registration will answer questions about academic records, transcripts, enrollment, scheduling, policies, course registration, diplomas and much more. Call (717) 728-2229 or email email@example.com.
The Student Life Handbook includes information about student services, safety and security, residence life, athletics, clubs and activities, the sex discrimination and sexual misconduct policy, and the judiciary process. (See College Catalog for academic and financial information.)
Visit the Library's Textbook Information guide to find out about the required books for your classes, using the online bookstore, ebook versions of textbooks, and textbook buyback. Contact the Textbook Coordinator at (717) 728-2249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with textbook-related questions.