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Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Central Penn College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Central Penn College. Around 79% of applicants get into Central Penn College each year. Out of 436 applications received in 2023, 344 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Central Penn College, the fee for the application is $35.

Central Penn College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Central Penn College's admissions stats.

Central Penn College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Central Penn College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Central Penn College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Central Penn College?

Central Penn College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Central Penn College Admissions

Transferring to Central Penn College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Central Penn College

Central Penn College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Central Penn College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Central Penn College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Central Penn College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Interview Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Central Penn College for more information on admission factors.

Central Penn College Application Requirements

To apply to Central Penn College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Central Penn College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Central Penn College?

Central Penn College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Central Penn College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 4% of Central Penn College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

More Information on Transferring to Central Penn College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Central Penn College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Central Penn College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Central Penn College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central Penn College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Central Penn College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Central Penn College accept transfer credits?

✅ Central Penn College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central Penn College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Central Penn College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Central Penn College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Central Penn College?

❌ No, Central Penn College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Central Penn College's acceptance rate?

✅ Central Penn College has an acceptance rate of 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Central Penn College?

❌ Central Penn College does not offer early decision.

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Central Penn College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Central Penn College? Central Penn College is a less selective institution. The Central Penn College acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Central Penn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Penn College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central Penn College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central Penn College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Central Penn College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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