Millersville University Instant Admission Decision Day 

October 22nd, 2021

Instant Admission Decision Day is a chance for seniors to meet with an admissions representative and find out immediately if they are accepted into Millersville University. 

Follow these steps to participate:

  1. Complete the MU’s application online before October 15th. 
  1. Request your transcripts to be sent via your school counselor 
  • Instructions are in your class google classroom under “classwork” “tools for after graduation”
  1. You do NOT need to pay the $40 application fee
  • Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee
  1. Sign up through the Google Form: Instant Admission Decision Day 2021

*After you fill out the Google Form, a counselor will send you a Google calendar invite. This will be your pass to the counseling office

*You will be meeting with MU admissions representatives. Dress to impress.

  1. Report to the school counseling office on October 22nd promptly at your assigned time. Show the counseling secretary your google calendar invite pass and make sure you sign in. 

**You MUST have a completed application and filled out the Google Form by 10/15 in order to participate!**

Financial Aid Night Recording

In case you missed our Financial Aid event, below is the link to the recording. Please enter the password to access: SvBGPqC8

Recording of presentation (32 min)

Remember that we are hosting a virtual FAFSA help day on October 22nd. Please email to set up your time slot.

If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA or any financial questions regarding college, our PHEAA representative Sonya Mann-McFarlane would be happy to help. Contact her at

Recording of Virtual College 101 Event!

For those of you who missed the virtual 101 event, here is the video link as well as the slides from the presenters.


Google Slides :

Early Enrollment Thaddeus Stevens

If you are interested in learning more about attending Thaddeus Stevens your entire senior year, this meeting is for you!

When? – Monday, September 20th at 5:00 pm

Where? – Manor Middle School Library

How? – Sign up here so we know how many people are coming

The Early Enrollment program offers qualifying students the opportunity to complete their freshman year at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology while still seniors in high school.

Early Enrollment is a fully immersive program where students can start earning credits in the majority of Thaddeus Stevens’s high-demand, high-wage majors.

These innovative, technical-based majors train students for many different job opportunities, providing knowledge and skills that help graduates excel in their lives—professionally and personally. Many graduates receive multiple job offers before receiving their degree and have options to pursue higher degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

How does Early Enrollment differ from College in the High School? Early enrollment requires the student to take all of their classes at Thaddeus Stevens College. Early enrollers are full time, college students. They would not report to their home high school at any point during the school day.

Visit the website for more details:

RSVP Form:

Financial Aid Night

Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PMHS Counseling Office.

When? – October4, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where? – Penn Manor High School LGI Room

Each year we offer free presentations to guide students and families through the financial aid process. Participants receive information to help them better understand the requirements necessary to receive state and federal financial aid assistance.

PHEAA mission is to provide affordable access to higher education

PHEAA vision is to be a respected leader in higher education, technology, and student aid, devoting energy, resources, and imagination to helping current and future generations of students.

Admissions Decision Day’s Added to 2016 calendar

Penn Manor School Counselors have schedule two more Admissions Decision Days for 2016 for applicants starting college in 2017-2018.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)  Tuesday, November 8th

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Students may apply in-person on November 8th or apply ahead of time online.

Students should also sign-up with the PMHS School Counseling office ahead of time and the School Counselors will give IUP his/her transcripts and SAT/ACT scores directly

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.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Thursday, December 1st


Students must apply online  by November 21st to be considered for the December 1st Admissions Decision Day.


Students should also sign-up with the PMHS School Counseling office ahead of time and the School Counselors will give WCUPA his/her transcripts and SAT/ACT scores directly.

Please note, students applying to WCU for nursing, pre-med,athletic training, or respiratory care programs will not be able to get instant admissions due to the dual application review process.

Recommended for WCU: GPA 3.0 or higher, ACT Score 22 or higher, SAT Score 1120 or higher (1040 or higher if taken before 2016).

What is I 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!

Sign online up with the PHMS Counseling office at the link  at least a week before the event (see deadlines above). You only need to sign up online once and mark all schools you will be applying to.

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.

Successful Education Day 2015

Hi Penn Manor High School students and parents,
Today we had Education Day, a college and career fair at Penn Manor for Penn Manor students. With over 100 schools, there was a lot to take in! ALL of the schools have great programs, and Ms. Long did a great job of inviting a wide variety of schools. With so many schools, where do you even begin?  Freshman and Sophomore should continue to explore career options for themselves and get familiar with the college process by visiting a few of the schools they met today.  Juniors need to follow up with exploring schools this year so that they are prepared to narrow down which ones they want to apply to starting in August 2016!  Below I have highlighted a few programs that I learned something new about.  Comment on this blog post with some of the ones you learned about!

-Ms. Wile

Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia has great medical school placement rate from the pre-med programs. They were the ‘first’ for many programs in West Virginia.

Colorado Mesa University offers a special out-of-state tuition rate for certain states that is less than the traditional out-of-state cost. PA is one of those states!

Cecil College, looking for an affordable college option south of Lancaster County? Cecil College has associate degree programs awarded through their college and then partners with traditional 4-year universities to finish your bachelors degree. What makes them different than other community colleges? You can finish many of those bachelors degrees ON the Cecil college campus!

Cairn University, located outside of Philadelphia has unique First Year Experience Programs. Freshman students get off-campus instructions and trips included in the price of tuition! The Arts & Culture program includes trips around NYC, Philly, Boston, D.C. and a study tour in Europe.   The Outdoor Action program includes multiple week-long trips to national parks around the United States. The Urban Ministry program students travel to metropolitan locations around the country and internationally! The Israel and Archaeology program includes museum visits around the country and a two-week trip to Israel.


Hofstra University located in New York City provides students with extensive internship opportunities. They have accelerated programs for undergrad to grad programs in Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. If a student is interested in apply Hofstra is test-optional. That means if you have great grades but not very strong SAT/ACT Scores, you can apply without them.

Houghton College in New York has a lot of programs. Some of their unique programs are Data Science, Equestrian Performance and Equestrian Management.

Goshen College has strong education and pre-med programs.  They also have a great communication program, with their college radio program ranked #1 in the country 3 out of the last 5 years!

SUNY. We were lucky enough to have a representative for the State Universities of New York. They gave us copies of the view book which includes information for the 64 NY state schools. It includes details about majors, the SAT/ACT averages for getting into those schools, and more!

The University of Maine has very strong business programs. In addition, they have Marine Sciences, Pre-Veterinary, Animal and Veterinary Sciences; all great programs for students strong in science and interested in agricultural related careers.

Paul Smith’s College, The College of the Adirondacks, has a stong to focus on programs in Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Forest Technology, Arboriculture & Landscape Management, Tourism Management, and more. They have Associate Degree Programs and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Common Application essay prompts for 2015-16 applicants

The Common App (Application) is an online college application used by over 500 colleges and universities.

Website:  (you can subscribe for updates here).


Here are the essay prompts for the Common App next year (this is relevant for current juniors!)

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea.  What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
  4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  5. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Current juniors could spend some time this summer working on college essays to distribute the senior year workload which is heavy in the fall, considering their coursework plus college applications. Also, juniors could ask several teachers for letters of recommendation this June to be written over the summer. Teachers get inundated with requests for letters of recommendation in the fall and winter.


Millersville College Fair

Millersville University is hosting a large College Fair on Thursday, March 12th and the Penn Manor Counseling Department will be taking advantage of this event being so conveniently close.  Juniors who are interested in learning about how to get the most out of a college fair and who would like to research colleges, technical schools, and military programs are encouraged to pick up a permission form and return it to the HS Counseling Office by Monday, March 2nd in order to attend a morning session at the College Fair.   College visits can be time-consuming and expensive.  Please encourage Juniors to capitalize on this valuable experience.


In addition– From 5-7 pm parents, guardians, families and students are invited to attend the College Fair so mark your calendar.


For additional information on the event visit MU Admissions at