Instant enrollment planned

California University of Pennsylvania will offer on-the-spot admissions decisions for prospective undergraduate and graduate students wishing to begin school this fall during Instant Decision Days, July 29-Aug. 2. Participants can complete an application, receive an admissions decision, schedule classes and receive a university ID card. Registration: Admissions Office, 724-938-4404, or

Enrollment days set

Westmoreland County Community College will hold Xpress Enrollment Days 4-7 p.m. July 31 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, at its Youngwood campus and centers in Indiana, Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant, Murrysville, New Kensington and Uniontown for prospective students to enroll and register for fall classes, which start Aug. 15, and a 12-week session that begins Sept. 5. New students can receive assistance completing a free admission application and scheduling classes. FAFSA workshops will be held at the Youngwood campus only. Information:

Orientation slated

Uniontown Area School District will hold kindergarten orientation the week of Aug. 12 at the following locations and times: Lafayette School, Aug. 12, 9-11 a.m.; Menallen School, Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m.; Franklin School, Aug. 13, noon-2 p.m.; Wharton School, Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m.; Marclay School, Aug. 14, noon-2 p.m.; Ben Franklin School, Aug. 15, 9-11 a.m.

New degrees

California University of Pennsylvania is offering new business degree options in corporate communication and accountancy.

n An undergraduate concentration in corporate communication is a specialized option within interdisciplinary studies in business and commerce, through which students master basic principles in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and other business disciplines, then build skills in oral communication, business writing, public relations and digital media. The four-year, on-campus program begins this fall and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree.

n A master’s degree in accountancy (M.Acc.) program builds accounting knowledge and skills for individuals seeking higher-level positions as auditors or accountants, and prepares students to sit for the exam required to become a certified public accountant. Courses help students obtain the 150 credit-hours required to become a CPA. The 30-credit degree can be completed in four semesters of full-time study, or on a part-time schedule. Students may enroll now; online classes begin in Summer 2020.

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