Apply Online, Either By Early Decision or Regular Decision
Ready to apply? Whether you are entering as a freshman or a transfer student, our online application process makes it a smooth process. Apply today or check your application status.
We have ongoing enrollment available if you'd like to apply through regular decision. We'll begin notifying students of their status starting in October. Regular decision is available to any applicant, although some may prefer the advantages of early decision.
Already know York College is where you want to be? Apply now as an Early Decision applicant for Fall 2018 and kick-start your future sooner (See below for more about Early Decision). To be considered, you must be a first time freshman and apply as Early Decision by November 1st, 2017. Students accepted through early decision are first in line for financial aid, housing, and registering for classes, and have the best chance to avoid wait lists for competitive majors with capped seating, such as those in nursing or engineering.
What is Early Decision?
Early Decision gives first-time freshmen a chance to secure enrollment at York College of Pennsylvania before Regular Decision enrollment begins for the academic year.
Which majors are considered for Early Decision?
Early Decision is a competitive advantage for all York College programs and majors. You’ll be at the front of the line for enrollment consideration and financial aid awards. There are certain majors that are competitive or have limited seating, and applicants interested in these programs will benefit the most by applying Early Decision:
- Nursing*: Both the 4-year and 4.5-year program
- Engineering: Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering*.
- Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Pre-Med, Radiography* and Respiratory Care*.
(*)These programs are competitive and can only accept a fixed number of students.
What benefits does Early Decision have over Regular Decision Admission?
By enrolling at York College through Early Decision you’re committing to York College and in return York College is committing to you. That commitment includes:
Early access to financial aid packages, including first review for scholarships;
Early access to housing selection;
Early access to course registration;
Locked in seat for the upcoming school year, which helps you avoid wait lists
A special reception during Accepted Student Day
Peace of mind that comes with certainty in your college selection
Students not accepted through Early Decision enrollment will be considered for Regular Decision which starts October 1.
Am I an ideal candidate for Early Decision?
If you’re a prospective first-time freshman considering Early Decision enrollment at York College, we want to you to become a Spartan for life for all the right reasons. Consider whether you’ve completed the following:
Researched colleges extensively
Convinced that York College of Pennsylvania is my first choice
The York College campus is a strong match for me academically, socially and geographically
I meet or exceed the admission profile for my intended major - including SAT scores, GPA and class rank
I have an academic record that has been consistently solid over time
How can I apply to York College through Early Decision?
Your journey as a Spartan begins when you apply and the good news is that it’s easy. Early Decision enrollment can be selected as an option on our application for fall semester enrollment, whether you complete it online at admissions.ycp.edu/apply or on a printed application. We’ll also need a copy of your transcripts, SAT or ACT test scores, and any other supporting documents for your application like letters of recommendation. The Early Decision application deadline is November 1. After careful consideration, decision letters are sent to applicants shortly. Just follow these steps:
Apply to York College through Early Decision enrollment before November 1
Accept York College’s Early Decision offer by signing and returning the agreement form included with your acceptance letter
Take a deep breath and exhale excitedly because your college application process is finally over