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

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EMTA Bus Schedule – Bus service is FREE to all students with an ID

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

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

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

Send transcripts with your application to the Edinboro Admissions Office, where they will be evaluated for transfer equivalencies and the credit posted to your transcript.

You can also use the 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 two years.

Most classes are offered once per year. The rotation of course offerings is available from your academic advisor,  who can 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?

Erie County residents qualify for the Porreco Promise of up to $1,000 for the first year and up to $2,000 for the second year of enrollment. To be eligible for the full amount, you must be enrolled full-time in the degree program and complete a FAFSA application. Student selection will be based on unmet need and FAFSA receive date. All grant aid will be calculated prior to the Promise grant being awarded.

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

No, the Porreco Promise is currently only available to students attending Porreco College full time (minimum of 12 credits per semester).

What is required to “keep” the Porreco Promise funding?

To continue receiving Porrreco Promise funding, you 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 a cumulative GPA of 2.00. See more information about satisfactory academic progress.

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

Yes, Porreco College staff are available at the College Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

When are classes offered?

Classes may be offered days or evenings. 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 your discounted rate is due to not paying fees for the amenities on main campus, such as student service and health center fees.

May I also take classes on main campus if I take classes at Porreco College?

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

Porreco College courses are available in priority order to students in Porreco College majors. If additional seats are available, they will be released to other students at a later time.

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

Yes, 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. Because 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?

You may apply with the Porreco College application, available at Porreco College or at the main campus Admissions Office. You may also apply online at 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?

Yes, a small bookstore located in the Spring House at Porreco College sells Porreco College logo merchandise. Textbooks required for classes being offered on the campus are available at the beginning of every semester, and a buy-back program for gently used books for which there is still a demand is operated at the end of each semester. 

Do you offer / can I take online classes?

Yes, 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.

Where can I eat while I am on the Porreco College campus?

Hot foods, sandwiches, salads and more are available at the Haystack café located in the Red Barn complex. The Haystack is open during the fall and spring semesters.