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Transfer Resource Center

Welcome to York College! We'll help you navigate the transfer process.

We're thrilled you've chosen to enroll at York College to complete your degree. But we know it can seem daunting to transition to a new college — that's why we developed the Transfer Resource Center. Our transfer process includes a team of people dedicated to helping you. It's one reason we were honored with the national Phi Theta Kappa Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, and we're hoping you find the transfer process as seamless as possible.

What should you do first? Who do you talk to? There are a lot of questions, so please look through the dropdown tabs below. Official transfer evaluations are processed in the Registrar's Office by the Assistant Registrar for Transfer Articulation — you can find information on transfer course equivalencies by clicking below. If you have any questions about the information below, please contact Kathy Shaub at 717.815.1448 or kshaub@ycp.edu.

York College transfer resource center team
Our transfer team includes Katie Schwienteck (Director of Transfer Admissions); Ed Lane (Assistant Director of Financial Aid); and Angela Caputo (Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions)

Making the transition simple - from day one Transfer Resource Center

  • Net Price Calculator

    The Net Price Calculator will estimate your eligibility for financial aid and show how your cost of attending an affordable college may be reduced with scholarships, grants and student loans. Your “net price” is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, etc.) and your financial aid.

    The calculator is based on answers to some basic questions about your parents’ financial situation, so it may be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs before you begin. Completing the calculator will take about 20 minutes. The calculator is designed to give you and your family an early estimate of financial aid. To receive an actual financial aid award you must be accepted for admission and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The York College Financial Aid Office will process your actual financial aid award.

    The calculator will estimate financial aid for transfer students who are U.S citizens. International students should contact the York College Financial Aid Office for more information about financial aid.

  • York College Transfer Credit Policy

    York College reviews courses for transfer credit for all modes of delivery from all regionally accredited institutions.   

    Students who transfer in 30 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the FYS 100: First Year Seminar requirement.

    Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement except for Education majors. 

    Transfer students admitted beginning Fall 2015 will follow our new general education requirements titled Generation Next.  Please refer to our Generation Next information:  http://www.ycp.edu/academics/gen-next/ 

    In accordance with AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers) guidelines, transfer credits will be awarded as they are comparable and appropriate to the academic programs and general education requirements of York College. Credits may vary in how they are applied to satisfy degree requirements.

    A maximum of 75 credits will be accepted from two-year colleges.  Transfer students admitted to the college with an associate’s degree must satisfy all York College general education requirements not completed as transfer credit.  Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at York College to be eligible for a degree.

    York College awards credit but not quality points for transfer work.  Transfer grades are not computed into the cumulative grade point average except in the calculation of graduation honors.  

    Courses transferring as electives (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX) may transfer as specific courses.  Please see the appropriate academic department for further information if you believe that these elective courses are equivalent to a York College course.

    The following courses will not transfer:

    • Grades of “D”, “F”, “W”, “Inc”, “Au” or “In Progress”.
    • Continuing education units (CEU’s).
    • Technical courses such as agriculture, electronics, drafting, dental hygiene, paralegal, EMT, etc.
    • Remedial courses typically numbered from 000 to 099 and include English, math, reading and study skills courses.

    If the Advanced Placement and/or CLEP credits are listed on another college’s transcript for credit, we require an official copy of the score reports for York College to evaluate.

    The World Education Services must evaluate credentials from all foreign universities.  Forms are available in the Admissions Office or at  www.wes.org.

    For further detailed information, please refer to the College Catalog (www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/registrar/catalogs).  

  • Articulation Agreements

    York College has formal articulation agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College and Harford Community College. Please use the following links to find more information about these agreements:

    • HACC Articulation Business
    • HACC Articulation Hospitality Management
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Biology
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Criminal Justice
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Human Services
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Math
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Music Industry
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Psychology
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - RN to BSN Nursing
    • Harrisburg Area Community College - Sociology
    • Harford Community College

    Additionally, York College articulates coursework from all regionally accredited institutions. Please see our Transfer Course Equivalencies page for information on over 90 of our frequent transfer credit institutions.

    If you have questions about transfer credits or a specific college/university, please contact Katie Schwienteck, Associate Registrar for Transfer Articulation at 717.815.1448 or kschwien@ycp.edu.

  • Dual Enrollment

    Transferring Dual Enrollment Credits to York College

    York College transfers in credit from all regionally accredited institutions. If you completed a Dual Enrollment program through an accredited college while in high school, we will review this for transfer credit. Please submit an official college transcript to the York College Admissions Office as part of you application process to have your credits reviewed. Your official transcript can be mailed to:

    York College Admissions
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403
     
    If you have any questions about how your courses may transfer to York, please visit our Transfer Course Equivalencies page.
  • Off-Campus Study Approval

    Off-Campus Study Approval Process

    Students already matriculated at York College who would like to take a course off campus will need to complete the Off Campus Study Approval Form prior to the beginning of off-campus courses to be assured that academic credit will be awarded by York College.

    It is necessary for the student to provide the Academic Advisor and the Registrar's Office with course descriptions to determine the appropriate York College course equivalencies. The course descriptions are typically found in college catalogs.

    Once your form is signed by both you and your academic advisor, please submit the form to our Registrar’s Office for final approval.  The Registrar’s Office is located in the Miller Administration Building, Room 32.

    Off-Campus Study Approval Policies

    *Permission is NOT GRANTED for off-campus repeats of courses taken at York College.

    • Credits earned with a 'C' or better may be transferred back to York College.
    • Grades earned in courses at other institutions do not transfer to York College. Therefore, only credits completed at York College are computed in the student's grade point average and can be used to raise prior 'D' or 'F' grades.
    • Students must complete the last 30 credit hours of their program at York College to be eligible for graduation.
    • The student is responsible for having the college/university named on this form send an official transcript once grades are posted at the institution.

    You may send your completed form to:

    Records Office
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403-3651
  • Generation Next for Transfer Students

    Starting Fall 2015, transfer students will follow our new general education requirements, titled Generation Next. See below for more information detailing the general education curriculum. If you have any questions contact Katie Schwienteck at kschwien@ycp.edu.


    Generation Next - Relating to Transfer Student Requirements

    This requirement is comprised of four pieces:

    1. First Year Seminar: a course introducing students to higher education and how to be successful as a student. This course is waived for all students who transfer in with 30 credits at the time of admission to York College. Waiver of this credit may require additional coursework to make up the credits. Students must work with his/her academic advisor to determine requirements. A grade of a 2.0 or higher is required in this area.
    2. Foundations: courses are comprised of five areas: Communication, Advanced Communication, Quantitative Fluency, American Citizenship, and Global Citizenship. Students choose one course from each of the five areas within Foundations. Specific requirements for this area may be satisfied by major. Please consult with your academic advisor for specific requirements as they relate to Foundations. A grade of a 2.0 or higher is required in this area.
    3. Disciplinary Perspectives: courses are comprised of four areas: Humanities, Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural/Physical Sciences. Students choose one course from each of the four areas within Disciplinary Perspectives. Specific requirements for this area may be satisfied by major. Please consult with your academic advisor for specific requirements as they relate to Disciplinary Perspectives.
    4. Constellationa requirement where a student chooses one of 12 topics and must complete 12 credits within the chosen area with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Education majors are required to complete the Children and the Family constellation. Students must take four courses (12 credits) from at least three separate subject areas. *Note: The constellation requirement is waived for students transferring in with 60 or more credits at the time of admission to York College.

    Constellation Topics (starting Fall 2015):

    *Choose One

    • Diversity 
    • Health/Wellness 
    • Media and Popular Culture 
    • Sustainability
    • Aesthetics/Creativity
    • Big Ideas
    • Children and the Family
    • Globalization
    • Community
    • Peace/Conflict/Ethics and Justice
    • Professionalism/Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    • Science/Technology
  • Graduate Studies Transfer Policies

    Graduate Student Transfer Policies

    • Students who desire to take courses at another institution must secure prior approval from the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator.
    • Official graduate transcripts from another institution must be submitted.
    • Transfer credits will be evaluated by the appropriate Graduate Program Committee.
    • Only courses where a grade of 'B' or better is earned will be eligible for transfer.
    • Transfer credits will carry no grades or quality points; thus, these credits will not be used in calculating the student's grade point average.

    Master of Business Administration - Students in the MBA Program may transfer no more than nine (9) credits of 510-level or above coursework into the program. Transfer credits will be added to the York College transcript after a student has successfully completed twelve (12) 510-level or above credits at York College.

    Master of Science in Nursing - Typically, matriculated students may transfer six (6) credits of 500-level or above coursework into the program. Transfer credits will be added to the York College transcript after a student has successfully completed twelve (12) 500-level or above credits at York College.

    The student is responsible for having the college/university named on this form send an official transcript of the work pursued.

    You may send the completed form to:

    Records Office
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403-3651

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll

    Phi Theta Kappa has recognized York College as one of 40 top colleges and universities as members of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll. Colleges are selected for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers and offer exemplary programs, initiatives, and benefits for students. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees.

  • Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate

    Advanced Placement and college credit may be granted to entering students who perform satisfactorily on one or more of the following:

    • College Board Advanced Placement Examinations
    • College Level Examination Program® (CLEP)
    • American College Testing/PEP examination
    • Other proficiency tests that have been approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the chair of the department
    • Examination for a course (If a student believes that he/she has sufficient knowledge based on previous experience, training, and background, he/she may petition the department chair to be given a suitable examination for the course desired)

    Advanced Placement

    The following regulations apply to students who earn credit and/or advanced standing:

    • The department chair or the student may initiate procedures resulting in credit or advanced standing for a course
    • College credit will be granted to entering freshmen who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the individual subject tests of the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations
    • Courses for which credit and/or advanced placement has been granted will be noted on the transcript and will represent credit for, or a waiver of, a specific course, whichever is appropriate
    • The maximum number of credits which any one person may earn by advanced placement and/or credit by examination is 60 for the Baccalaureate Degree and 30 for the Associate Degree
    • The department chair and Dean of Academic Affairs will determine what is a satisfactory score on performance tests used by the College other than the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, and the American College Testing/PEP examinations

    International Baccalaureate Credit

    The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation founded in 1068 in Geneva, Switzerland and is a demanding pre-university course of study designed for highly motivated high school students. The program was designed to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. International educators believed students should share an academic experience emphasizing critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view.

    The Diploma Program for students ages 16 to 19 is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study, leading to examinations demanding the best from motivated students and teachers. This program is widely recognized for its high academic standards.

    • The two-year curriculum is rigorous and intellectually coherent, encouraging critical thinking through the study of a wide range of subjects in the traditional academic disciplines while encouraging an international perspective.
    • Beyond completing college-level courses and examinations, Diploma Programme students are also required to engage in community service, individual research, and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge.
    • The two-year course of study leads to final examinations in six subject areas and a qualification widely recognized by the world's leading colleges and universities.

    York College recognizes the quality of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The college awards one course credit in each subject for higher level examination scores of five or higher.

     

  • CLEP Equivalencies

    CLEP Equivalencies Prior to Fall 2015

    Current CLEP Equivalencies

    The table below lists the York College equivalent class for the CLEP test and score listed. The following is for students matriculated after 2015. Please see the CLEP Equivalencies link above for a PDF of the students matriculated prior to 2015.

    The minimum score required for CLEP credit is 50.
    Maximum credits allowed through CLEP toward Baccalaureate Degree: 60 credits; Associate Degree: 30 credits

    PLEASE NOTE: York College policy requires that the final 30 credits toward a student's degree must be taken in residence. Please be sure you are in compliance with this requirement before registering for a CLEP examination.

    CLEP Examination York College Credit Granting Score York College Credit Granted York College Equivalent Course(s)
    Composition and Literature   
    American Literature 50 3 credits LIT282 American Literature II
    Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 credits LIT200 Perspectives/Literature
    College Composition (w/ 2 essays) 50 3 credits FCO105 Rhetorical Comm
    English Literature 50 3 credits LIT284British Literature II 
    Humanities 50 3 credits HUM1XX Humanities Elective 
    Science and Mathematics
    Algebra 50 3 credits MAT105 College Algebra
    Biology 50 4 credits BIO150 Biology I 
    Chemistry 50 8 credits CHM134 & CHM136 General Chemistry I & II 
    Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 4 credits MAT171 Calculus I
    College Mathematics 50 3 credits MAT111 Critical Thinking/Problem Solving in Math
    Natural Sciences 50 6 credits PSC152 & PSC154 Physical Science I & II
    Precalculus 50 3 credits MAT108 Precalculus
    Foreign Languages
    NOTE: York College does not accept Foreign Language CLEP credits.
    History and Social Sciences   
    American Government 50 3 credits PS101 American Government and Citizenship
    Educational Psychology 50 3 credits EDU370/375 Psych. of Learning, Elementary/Secondary
    US History I 50 3 credits HIS111 American Civilization I
    US History II 50 3 credits HIS112 American Civilization II
    Human Growth & Development 50 3 credits PSY221 Child and Adolescent Development
    Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 credits ECO200 Principles of Economics - Macro
    Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 credits ECO201 Principles of Economics - Micro
    Introductory Psychology 50 3 credits PSY100 General Psychology
    Social Sciences and History 50 6 credits BEH1XX Social Science Elective
    Introductory Sociology 50 3 credits SOC100 Introduction to Sociology
    Western Civilization I 50 3 credits HIS101 Western Civilization I
    Western Civilization II 50 3 credits HIS102 Western Civilization II
    Business
    Financial Accounting 50 3 credits ACC220 Financial Accounting
    Introductory Business Law 50 3 credits BUS260 Legal Environment of Business
    Information Systems 50 3 credits IFS105 Personal Productivity Computing
    Principles of Management 50 3 credits MGT150 Principles of Management
    Principles of Marketing 50 3 credits MKT100 Principles of Marketing
  • CLEP Exam Information

    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams allow students who feel they already have sufficient knowledge in a given subject to accelerate their learning by taking an examination in a particular subject. If the student receives a passing grade (as defined by their college institution) on the test, the course will then be defined as "equivalent."


    General Information:

    Students may obtain up to 60 credits (Baccalaureate) or 30 credits (Associate) toward their degree from credits earned from the Advanced Placement or CLEP.

    College credit may be granted to entering students who perform satisfactorily on the CLEP. The following regulations apply to students who earn credit and/or advanced standing:

    • Credit will be granted on CLEP examinations on the basis of the York College CLEP Equivalency report. No more than six (6) credits shall be granted for any one of the tests. To obtain credit the student must score above 50 in each test and meet any other requirements specified on the Equivalency report or by the College.
    • CLEP examinations may not be scheduled within the final 30-credit residency period.
    • The department chair and Dean of Academic Affairs will determine what is a satisfactory score on performance tests used by the College other than the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, and the American College Testing/PEP examinations.

    How to Register:

    After you have completed your registration online through the CLEP My Account Registration Portal, complete the CLEP Registration Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office at least two weeks prior to the test date:

    Registrar's Office
    CLEP Registration
    York College of Pennsylvania
    York, PA 17403-3651

    For information and a registration booklet, you may e-mail Lori Prowell at lprowell@ycp.edu or contact:

    CLEP Information at 717.815.6667
    OR
    Registrar's Office at 717.815.1273

    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fall and Spring)
    Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Summer)

    Test Dates & Times:

    CLEP tests are scheduled at York College according to the dates listed below:

    December:
    • Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
    • Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

    January:

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 4-10 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 4-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, January 30, 2017,  4-10 p.m.
     
    Fees & Other Costs for CLEP Exams:

    The fee for each CLEP exam is $80. You may register for a maximum of two exams per test date. Beginning January 1, 2014, all CLEP exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the CLEP My Account Registration Portal.

    *York College also requires a separate nonrefundable Service Fee of $15 per test date (check or money order only, made payable to York College of Pennsylvania.

    Location of Exams:

    CLEP exams are given on the York College campus, in the Humanities Building Room 015.

    In Case the College is Closed due to Inclement Weather:

    If the College is closed and classes are canceled due to inclement weather on the day of the scheduled CLEP testing, the testing will be canceled for that date. Closings and cancellations are announced on local radio stations and the College homepage.

    Other Helpful Information:

    Once your registration has been processed you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your CLEP exam.

    You must bring your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket with you on exam day. Your registration ticket is given to you once you successfully complete your exam registration online through the CLEP website. Please print this information and have it with you on your exam day. Extended time for tests must be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday. 

    *NOTE: Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, York College will no longer accept Foreign Language CLEP credits for use in York College curriculums. We will still offer the exams for students from other colleges, but York College students will not be allowed to apply those credits toward their degrees.

    ATTENTION York College Students: York College policy requires the final 30 credits toward a student's degree must be taken in residence. Please be sure you are in compliance with this requirement before registering for a CLEP examination.

Contact Us
Transfer Resource Center
Miller Administration Building

Angela Caputo
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
717-815-2212
 
Ed Lane
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
717-815-1582
 
Katie Schwienteck
Director of Transfer Admissions
717-815-2257
 
Kathy Shaub
Assistant Registrar for Transfer Articulation
717-815-1448
kshaub@ycp.edu