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. Military Grant-in-Aid If you are seeking…

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 Navigate Courses if You Have a Disability: JooYoung Seo’s Student Perspective

I’m Sonya Woods, an accessibility consultant for Penn State’s World Campus Learning Design. Part of my job is working with instructional designers and instructional production specialists to help them design course content that works well for students with disabilities, including blindness. Since I work with design staff and our students are at a distance, I…

Advice on Conquering the Personal Statement

By Rebecca Marcum, Penn State World Campus admissions counselor and graduate student Writing a personal statement is a very important part of the graduate program application process, but it can be the most intimidating part as well. Trust me — I know. I’ve been there, too. Before applying to Penn State World Campus’s higher education…

New Face: Meet Admissions Counselor Meg Abplanalp

Get to know Meg Abplanalp, an admissions counselor with Penn State World Campus and Continuing Education. It’s always nice to put a face with a name! What’s your role in admissions services? I communicate with prospective students and applicants on the phone and through email, and also by holding in-person appointments for those able to…

New Face: Meet Admissions Counselor Tara Banerjee

Meet Tara Banerjee, an admissions counselor for World Campus. You might talk to her on the phone if you call our main line; it’s always nice to put a face with a name! What’s your role in Admission Services? The majority of my day consists of fielding admission inquiries from prospective students as well as…