Lapina Burris

My journey to college started in 2007. I learned of P.I.T. from a billboard on Septa’s transportation system. I rushed home to discuss the thought of returning to school with my adolescent daughter. I believe she was more excited about the opportunity than I was! After the talk with my family and some brainstorming, I decided to give admissions a call. As an adult returning to college, of course, I was apprehensive! I remember speaking with Alice B., who was very informative and thoroughly discussed the benefits of attending P.I.T. After our conversation, I was compelled to take the chance! I went in for placement testing and linked up with financial aid to determine my eligibility for education grants. In about 3-4 weeks from initial contact with admissions, I was met with my 1st day of classes, although each of my instructors was profound! I would say that my most memorable course was my very 1st class in Medical Terminology with Instructor Ms. Benson. In the beginning, I knew I wanted a career in Medical Billing and Coding. Upon graduation, I was determined to learn more and grow as a Medical Administrative professional! As an advocate for academic success, I can tell any prospective student deciding on education at P.I.T. to think about their knowledge as an investment in themselves and their future!
The individualized attention provided by the instructors is unmatched! The instructors are hands-on and willing to share their expertise to make your learning experience a lucrative asset that can only grow with your contribution! My journey with P.I.T. was rewarding, and my transfer through each level was seamless. I excelled in the Certificate program, successfully graduated from the Associate of Allied Health program, and earned a FULL tuition Scholarship to attend Drexel University! With P.I.T. the sky’s the limit!