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Porreco College
2951 West 38th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
Phone: (814) 836-1955 / 
(814) 732-2544
Fax: (814) 833-2085

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What credits can I transfer to the associate degree and certificate programs offered at Porreco College?

Students may transfer credits to Edinboro that have been earned from other accredited colleges or universities, or other institutions which have articulation agreements with Edinboro.

In the AAS program, special consideration will be given for certificate or experience in key technical areas.

Students should send transcripts with their application to the Edinboro Admissions Office where they will be evaluated for transfer equivalencies and the credit posted to your transcript.

Students can also use the Collegesource.com website available through our Admissions webpage.

How quickly can I expect to complete a program? 

All associate degree programs are designed for you to complete 15 credits each semester in order to finish in 2 years.

Most classes are offered once per year and the rotation of course offerings is available through the Porreco College website. Your academic advisor can also help you plan your schedule so that you can complete your program as quickly as possible.

How do I qualify for the Porreco Promise funding?

All Erie County residents qualify for the Porreco Promise up to $1,670 per semester. To receive the full amount, students must be enrolled full time in the certificate or degree programs offered at the Porreco College and complete a FAFSA application. Part-time students enrolled in a Porreco College certificate or degree program and taking a minimum of 6 credits will be eligible for a prorated award based on the number of credits being taken. All grant aid will be calculated prior to the promise being awarded. All transfer or reinstated students will be eligible for the Porreco Promise for their first semester regardless of prior academic performance.

A continuing Edinboro University student who has a QPA less than 2.0 will not be eligible for the Porreco Promise until at least a cumulative 2.0 QPA is earned.

Can I receive a Porreco Promise grant if I’m attending Porreco College part time?

A part-time student enrolled in a Porreco College certificate or degree program and taking a minimum of 6 credits is eligible for a prorated award based on the number of credits being taken. The rate is $100 per credit between 6 and 11 credits.

What is required to "keep" the Porreco Promise funding?

To continue receiving Porrreco Promise funding, students must take at least the minimum number of credits each semester (fully at Porreco or through a combination of Porreco and online courses) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Can I meet with someone to discuss applying, programming, financial aid, etc.?

Yes, Porreco College staff are available at Porreco College Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

When are classes offered?

Classes may be offered days or evenings so depending on your program of study you may have day classes, evening classes, or a combination. Some semesters, some courses may also be available online.

Your first schedule will be built for you by the University, but you can also work with an advisor if schedule changes are needed.

Each semester, you will meet with your advisor to help develop your schedule.

Do I have access to all university amenities if I attend Porreco College?

No. Part of the discounted rate is reflected by not paying fees for amenities on main campus, such as student service fees and health center fees.

Can I also take classes on Main Campus if I take classes at Porreco College?

Classes offered at Porreco College are open to any University student, but to be eligible for the discounted fees and Porreco Promise funding you must be enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program at Porreco and only take courses at the Porreco location (or a combination of Porreco and online courses).

If you are in the College Start at Porreco (CSP) program, you may not take classes on main campus until you have completed the requirements of that program.

Will I be able to transfer credits from Porreco College to Edinboro University Main campus?

All courses taken at Porreco College are Edinboro University courses and are part of your University transcript, so moving to a main campus program does not require a transfer evaluation of credits.

Nearly all courses taken in an associate degree or certificate program at Porreco College may be used to meet program requirements for 4-year degrees offered on the main campus. Since 4-year programs have specific course requirements, you should meet with your academic advisor to discuss how your course credits will continue to work for you in the various majors offered on main campus.

What are the criteria to apply and be accepted into the Porreco College program(s)?

A high school degree or GED equivalent.

How do I apply to Porreco College?

Students may apply with the Porreco College application, available at Porreco College or at the main campus Admissions Office. Students may also apply online at Edinboro.edu through Edinboro’s standard application. Please be sure to indicate that you intend on taking classes at Porreco College.

Will all of the courses I need for my program be offered at the Porreco College?


Does the Porreco College have a bookstore?

A bookstore is planned for the Porreco College and the University Bookstore will be available at the beginning of each semester to sell books on campus.

Do you offer / can I take online classes?

Some online courses are available each semester. However, in order to receive funding through the Porreco Promise you will need to maintain a full-time course load (minimum 12 credits; generally 4 classes) and take all classes either at Porreco or a combination of Porreco campus and online courses.