High School Seniors

PTI Welcomes the Class of gradyear

Congratulations. As you complete your senior year of high school and prepare for the first year of college at PTI, there’s a lot to get done. To help you keep track of opportunities and deadlines, we’ve create this special place on our website just for our gradyear graduates.  Here you can find what you need to get ready for the start of class and maybe win a few dollars to pay for your PTI education.

Let’s get Started.

High School Scholarship Timeline

Start with a campus visit to talk to a PTI admissions coordinator. This is when you learn about PTI, our programs, our student services and campus activities.  It’s when you can visit our academic buildings, talk about PTI’s residence halls and off-campus apartments, meet students and instructors, and learn about the grants, loans and scholarships that can help you pay for college.

Once you know PTI is the right college for you and are ready to complete your enrollment, you need to complete these steps:

Housing Students – for Your Eyes Only

For some students “living at school” is essential to making the most of the college experience. If you are interested in learning about the three residence halls on PTI’s campus, or the off-campus housing supervised by PTI’s Housing Department, join us for PTI Housing Day.   

Our next Housing Day is: (Saturday February 7, 2015)

Making the Dollars Work for You

Meeting with one of PTI’s financial aid planners can open doors to federal and state grants and loans and to PTI scholarships and institutional grants.  Even if you think you don’t qualify, tap into the expertise of this team of experts who understands the paperwork, timelines and procedures. 

  • Schedule a first visit with admissions for a preliminary estimate
  • Request a PIN number by visiting www.pin.ed.gov.
    A PIN for the student and a PIN for a parent/guardian is necessary to apply for financial aid.
  • Explore PTI scholarships and grants available to the Class of gradyear
  • Attend PTI’s Scholarship Workshop
    Choose October 4, 2014, or November 1, 2014
  • Complete the gradyear/gradyearPlusX FAFSA application after January 1, gradyear, by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Schedule a visit with a PTI financial planner for your personalized financial plan as soon as your taxes are done.

Now it’s time to relax and get ready for the start of school.

High School Scholarship Timeline

Congratulations Inspiration Scholarship Awardees!

Justin Schaut - St. Mary’s High School
Luke Stamm - Butler Area Senior High School
Travis Tressler - Valley High School
James Gibbons - Elkton High School
Caroline Hrabic - West Mifflin Area High School

Congratulations Early Admissions Scholarship Awardees!

Jordon Bullock - Warren Area High School
Christopher Neral - North Hills Area High School
Penelope Schwaderer - Penn Trafford High School

Congratulations High School Spirit Scholarship Awardees!

Jordan Bullock – WINNER – WARREN AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Brandi Carlini – WINNER – MCDOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
Caleb Rock – WINNER – HEMPFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Tyler Whitman – WINNER – NORTHERN LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL
Cordell Conner – WINNER –  HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA HIGH SCHOOL

EARLY ADMISSIONS AT PTI


Why wait? Especially if there’s an opportunity to earn an Early Admissions Grant, the chance to win a PTI Early Admissions Scholarship, and the added benefit of early selection of your school-sponsored housing preference.

Complete these four steps successfully by November 19, 2014 and you will earn an Early Admissions Grant.  

Ready for more? Here’s how you qualify for the chance to win one of three Early Admissions Scholarships that will be announced December 19, 2014.

  • Submit your paragraph explaining “Why it’s important to me to continue my education after high school” by November 19, 2014.

Housing important to you? The Early Admissions program also offers this benefit.