Education Day 11/5

Parents and students are invited to attend Penn Manor Education Day on November 5th 

Over 110 admission counselors will be in the East Gym from 10:50-1:10 representing two and four year colleges, technical, nursing and business schools, and military branches. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life and academic programs.

Parents, please enter the building at the Central Complex Lobby.

Click here to see the list of the attending representatives!

Click here for a guide to Navigating Education Day and improving your experience at Education Day!

College Information Event with Columbia, Swarthmore, SUNY Binghamton, and U of Maryland

Columbia University, Swarthmore College, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Maryland will be traveling together in Southern Pennsylvania to meet with students, families and counselors. As members of the Coalition for College, they will be discussing resources and tools offered by the Coalition as well as sharing general admissions information and financial aid policies about each institution. Join representatives from these schools on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at J.P. McCaskey High School (1051 Lehigh Avenue Lancaster, PA 17602). Register at:

Admission Decision Day 2018

 Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Wednensday, October 24th

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Deadline to apply to MU online, October 17th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code JBFWID19

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by October 17th

You do not need to pay the application fee.  Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee. Signing up online with the PMHS Counseling office for this event serves as your waiver.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application. Dress nicely for the event, you will be meeting with the admissions representatives. Dress to impress!

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through and/or ACT scores through

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

**This is the same post Mrs. Wile added in August 2018.   

How to Start the College Search Process: October 24th, 2018

11th and 12th grade:  Are you interested in learning more about The Common Application, evaluating colleges, and writing a successful college essay?  

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This month…  

                                                                                                                                 Millersville University’s assistant director of admissions will present information about these topics and MORE during our College and Career Series on How to Start the College Search Process.  

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Time: 10:20-11:20 (homeroom)

Place: Library

Sign-up now or in the guidance office!  

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting: Tuesday, October 30th

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11th and 12th grade:  Are you interested in completing college credits early and saving money?

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking a course this SPRING 2019 will be held during homeroom (10:20-11:20) this Tuesday, October 30th in the LIBRARY.  A representative from Millersville University and HACC will present information about dual enrollment courses.  

Date: Tuesday, October 30th

Time: 10:20-11:20 (homeroom)

Place: Library

Sign-up now or in the school counseling office!

Interested in West Virginia University? Don’t miss this upcoming event!

If you’re considering attending West Virginia University after graduating, join WVU faculty and alums at Gravie in Lititz from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17 for the “Ask Us Anything” event! Interested students and their families will get the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions (and eat snacks!) with WVU faculty and former students. Check out the  following website for more details and to register:

Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment Presentation

If you are a 10th or 11th grade student interested in learning more information about attending Thaddeus Stevens full-day in 12th grade, please JOIN US for an early enrollment presentation by the assistant director of admissions.  

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Time: 10:20-11:20 am (Homeroom) 

Place: Library

Sign-up online or in the guidance office to receive a pass to come!

Financial Aid Night 10/11

On Thursday October 11th students, parents and guardians are invited to the high school auditorium at 6:00 PM to learn how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs.

Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the Counseling office.

Topics will include:

How to plan and pay for college and career schools

Resources available to students and parents


Upcoming Career and College related events