- A.S.N. Admission
- A.S. Respiratory Care Admission
- High School/Home School Early Admission
- Financial Aid
Admission policies and procedures of Clarion University–Venango College are the same as the general requirements for admission to the university at the Clarion Campus. In addition, Clarion University–Venango College offers unique programs for both traditional and non-traditional students to ensure their success at the college level.
Through specialized student services and the Empowerment Program, Venango College provides proactive advising, mentoring, peer tutoring, and a structured environment that helps students achieve their goals and succeed in college. These services support the university's commitment to provide access to public education for all citizens of Pennsylvania.
Specialized Admission Procedures for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
Please see Department of Nursing Policies-Associate of Science in Nursing Program-Admission Requirements.
Specialized Admission Procedures for the Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care
Please see Department of Allied Health Policies-Associate of Science in Respiratory Care Program-Admission Requirements.
Early Admission for High School and Home-Schooled Students
Jump Start Education Program
The Jump Start Program at Clarion University–Venango College is designed to admit selected high school students to Clarion University on a part-time or full-time basis for summer, fall and/or spring.
This program provides high school students the opportunity to experience college work prior to high school graduation. The course work provides depth and a greater challenge than their high school curriculum and an early start on earning a University degree.
The following criteria determines admission of high school students to L.E.A.P. and Jump Start at Clarion University:
Completion of the freshman year in high school.
Completion of the Jump Start application.
Priority deadline for Fall is August 1 and for Spring is October 1.
Official transcripts that show enrollment in the academic or college preparatory program in high school while achieving the following: 3.0 cumulative grade point overage (85 percent) or top 20 percent of the class.
SAT of at least 1000 (CR & M) or ACT of 21. Students can also be considered with a PSAT of 100 or PSSA score of proficient or advanced (at least one score must be advanced).
Recommendation to the dean of enrollment management by the student's guidance counselor and high school principal by way of a signature on the second page of the application. These signatures serve as support for the applicant's motivation, interest, academic ability, and social maturity.
Consent of parent or guardian by signature on the second page of the application.
The dean of enrollment management may arrange for an interview with the applicant and parents. The final decision rests with the dean of enrollment management.
Please direct materials and questions to:
Coordinator of Admissions and Financial Aid
Clarion University–Venango College
1801 West First Street, Oil City, PA 16301
814-676-6591, ext. 1211
Clarion University-Venango College provides financial aid services similar to those available at the Clarion Campus. Individualized assistance is provided to students who need information or help with financial aid issues. The Clarion University-Venango College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will help students complete state and/or federal forms for grants and loans, use books and computer software to help locate scholarships.