Central Penn College provides a variety of academic support services that are aimed at provided assistance to the whole student. You can find a comprehensive list our services on the College's website.
In addition to going to your professor's office hours, engaging in study groups, and reviewing your materials, you will need to turn to our campus resources for support and encouragement. Using resources help you to grow and develop as a scholar, to get a second opinion on your work and skills, and to combat feelings of frustration and anxiety.
It's also important to keep in mind that
all services are available to students regardless of location
services should be used early and often
every student can benefit from using resources not just 'good' or 'bad' students
your personal life can and does impact your academic life
support services are safe zones and judgment-free areas
Check out some of the support services that are important for new students to know about:
Student Success and Advising Center
The Student Success and Advising Center provides support for students from enrollment to graduation, handling not only questions about scheduling and majors but also strategies for being a successful student and referrals to other campus resources.
The Learning Center
Students can find academic tutoring and assistance at the Center. All services are available to students regardless of platform--live chat and virtual video appointments are available. Make an appointment through the Learning Center tile on My.CentralPenn, and find links to resources (downloads, videos, etc.) at the Blackboard tab.
Central Penn Library
The Central Penn Library provides access to thousands of books and ebooks, online databases and streaming films, as well as DVDs, board games, and video games. The Library also lends out laptops, has computers and study space, and always has at least one librarian on duty to assist students with research, citation, and other questions.
Central Penn allocates a minimum of three (3) hour-long sessions for each student. Services also include stress and anxiety management. Counseling Services also sponsors workshops, speakers, and other events related to mental health.
Career Services helps students and alumni to find careers in their fields from the student's first day until retirement. Services include: simulated interviews, online listings of positions, company information, job fairs, networking events. Career Services also assists students with the Internship process.
Records and Registration
The Office of Records and Registration is available to answer questions about academic records, transcripts, enrollment, scheduling, policies, course registration, diplomas and much more.
Central Penn's Information Technology department, in addition to maintaining campus networks and technology, responds via the Help Desk to student questions and problems with Blackboard, student email, Microsoft Office, password lockouts, WiFi access, and other concerns. Please see below for the Help Desk contact information.
The Central Penn College Education Foundation is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to raise funds to support Central Penn College students through scholarships. Students can apply for a number of scholarships during their application periods.