Meet Matt Miller, Military Admissions Counselor

Matthew Miller, an admissions counselor at Penn State World Campus, works with military students to help them transition from serving our country to becoming successful online learners. We recently talked with Matt about his experiences helping our students, and his own background in the military. Please tell us about yourself and your background. I was…

Online learning tips

Our team of admissions counselors put together this helpful blog post full of tips for making your online learning experience a successful one. Since you’re not attending a class session at a designated time, it does take more self-direction and personal accountability to keep yourself engaged in the materials and completing your assignments when they…

Answering your top questions about transfer credits

A large percentage of our students use transfer credits upon their acceptance to Penn State World Campus. Transfer Credit Specialist Tasha Brown answers some of your questions regarding the process of transferring in credits from another academic institution: Will courses from my previous schools transfer to Penn State? For a course to qualify for credit…

Earn Penn State Credits via Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a way to earn college credit by proving you have gained certain knowledge or skills via work experience, volunteer projects, military service, independent study, or other means. Penn State World Campus offers a number of PLA options for undergraduate students. Many new or returning Penn State World Campus students already…

Betsy Esposito and Michelle Wiley: Penn State World Campus Academic Support Specialists

Betsy Esposito and Michelle Wiley are academic support specialists who interact with students on a daily basis to help them understand the tools they need to be successful in an online learning environment. They have helped countless students while building a strong friendship with each other during their time at Penn State. Tell me about…

Military Education Benefits at Penn State World Campus

When choosing a college or university, one of the first details that you should take into consideration is how to fund your education. Whether you are a service member, service member’s spouse, or a veteran, Penn State World Campus takes an active role in providing and accommodating education benefits. If you are seeking an undergraduate…

Military Credit: What Have I Earned, and How Can I Use It at Penn State World Campus?

My name is Matthew Miller, and I’m an admissions counselor at Penn State World Campus. I work with our military students to help them transition from serving our country to becoming a successful online learner. Since I’m both a veteran and a Penn State alumnus, I understand the intricacies of military credit and what it’s…

Admissions Q&A with Alumni Ambassador, Heather Mitterer: Part Two

The Penn State World Campus Admissions team held a question-and-answer–style webinar for prospective students to connect with our Alumni Ambassadors. These ambassadors serve a critical role by sharing their first-hand experiences as recent graduates for those who are considering applying to a degree program. Following are some of the questions asked at the webinar —…

Admissions Q&A with Alumni Ambassador, Heather Mitterer: Part One

The Penn State World Campus Admissions team held a question-and-answer–style webinar for prospective students to connect with our Alumni Ambassadors. These ambassadors serve a critical role by sharing their first-hand experiences as recent graduates for those who are considering applying to a degree program. Following are some of the questions asked at the webinar —…

How to Improve Critical Thinking

Mike Giorgione is a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and founder of LeadingLeaders. He discussed gathering information and decision making as part of the Alumni Expert Series presented by the Penn State Alumni Association, World Campus Alumni Society, World Campus Blue & White Society, and Alumni Career Services Office. In executing the process of critical…