Penn State open house for working professionals set for Aug. 13

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Centre County residents with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn 53 percent more, on average, than residents with only a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To help residents complete a college degree, Penn State will host a free open house for working professionals from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Outreach Building lobby, 100 Innovation Blvd. Check-in and light refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“This session will enable attendees to obtain answers to their education-related questions, so they can get started on a college degree or complete a degree begun earlier,” said Meg Abplanalp, admissions counselor in Admission Services for Continuing Education and World Campus.

The open house will feature three sessions: how to apply to go back to school, student financial aid and student support services. A panel of adult students and faculty members, as well as representatives from Continuing Education, World Campus and Student Affairs, also will be available to talk with attendees about their education goals.

Information will be available on Penn State’s wide range of professional certificates and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, education, information sciences and technology, health care, human services and other fields. Attendees also can learn about education resources to finance their education, including military benefits; transferring credits and earning credits for what they have already learned; career planning; and transitioning back to college. Penn State offers flexible evening, weekend, daytime and online courses.

To register to attend the Aug. 13 open house, visit

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Last Updated April 19, 2017