York College Welcomes Transfer Students

As a transfer student into our community, we recognize the importance of navigating through the transfer process. We have created a Transfer Resource Center to serve as a guide to answer questions you may have about transferring to York College. We make the process simple to transfer from both 2-year or 4-year institutions. Let our Transfer Team help you during this exciting time in your collegiate career! 

  • Transferring

    How do I transfer to York?

    To transfer to York College, you must meet the following criteria:

    • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. Select majors may have a higher GPA requirement. 
    • A maximum of 75 semester hours will be accepted in transfer from two-year colleges.
    • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at York College to be eligible to earn a degree.
    • Students admitted to the college with an associate's degree from another institution must satisfy all York College general education requirements not completed as transfer credit.
    • Transfer students are eligible for financial aid at the time of admission.
    • Please note: The Radiography program is not accepting transfer students.
    • Please note: The Nursing program is not accepting transfer students. Students who have an RN license are eligible for admission into the RN to BSN program.
  • Apply

    Ready to Apply?

    To apply for admission submit the following:

    • An online application.
    • An official transcript of all academic work attempted, with separate copy submitted from each college attended.
    • An official copy of your final high school (optional).

    If you have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of college credit you also are required to submit:

    • A high school transcript.
    • Scores from either the SAT or ACT.
  • Credit Evaluations

    Now that I've been accepted, what credits will transfer?

    Once you have been accepted by the Admissions Office, your transcripts will be evaluated in the Registrar's Office. We encourage you to schedule an appointment. Contact Ms. Katie Schwienteck, Associate Registrar at 717.815.1448 or kschwien@ycp.edu.

    Check out our Transfer Course Equivalencies page! This will give you an idea of which courses will be equivalent to a course at York College.

  • Affordability

    Transfer Scholarship

    • Scholarships ranges from $1,000 to $4,500 per year
    • You are automatically considered for a scholarship when you apply to York
    • Scholarship award is for up to three years, (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad), toward one undergraduate degree
    • Full-time accepted transfer students
    • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year for up to three years (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers)
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to change in the federal/state regulations and York College policy

    For more information, please contact the Financial Office at 717.849.1682 or financialaid@ycp.edu.

  • Visit

    Transfers Tuesdays - All About You

    We encourage you to join us for Transfer Tuesday! Join us on select Tuesdays to get an overview of the college and admissions procedures, transfer credits, and financial aid.  This session also provides a chance to meet one-on-one with our transfer team. Our typical Information Sessions are led by a member of the Admissions Team, who will give you an overview of the College procedures. The session is then followed by a tour of the campus with one of our Student Ambassadors. He or she will be able to show you our numerous facilities and answer any questions you have about student life, sports and campus organizations!

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.

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers Guidelines

    In accordance with AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers) guidelines, transfer credits will be awarded to provide advanced standing to transfer students for courses in which a 2.0 ("C") or higher grade is earned, and which are comparable and appropriate to the academic programs and general education requirements of York College. Colleges may vary in the number of transfer courses that are applied to satisfy degree requirements.

    • Transfer students must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. The Nursing and Education majors require a higher grade point average. A maximum of 75 credits will be accepted in transfer credits from two-year colleges. Transfer students admitted to the college with an Associate's degree from another institution 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 no quality points for transfer work. Transfer grades are not computed into the cumulative grade point average except in the calculation of graduation honors.
    • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses where the student has earned at least a 2.0 ("C") or higher grade. Grades of "D", "F", "W", "Inc", "Au" or "In Progress" will not transfer. Continuing education units (CEU's) will not transfer.
    • Technical courses will not transfer to York College. Examples include agriculture, electronics, drafting, dental hygiene, paralegal, EMT, etc.
    • Remedial courses do not transfer. Typically they are numbered from 000 to 099 and include English, math, reading, and study skills courses.
    • Freshmen orientation or freshmen seminar courses from other institutions will not transfer to York College.
    • Students transferring with a Bachelor's degree from another institution will not receive a course-by-course evaluation. Students should contact the academic department of their major for determination of courses needed to complete their degree at York College.
    • 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.
    • Special instructions and services are provided for International Applicants.
    • The World Education Services must evaluate credentials from foreign universities. Forms are available in the Admissions Office.
    • Classes 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 it is equivalent to a York College course.

    For additional information, students should contact Ms. Katie Schwienteck, Associate Registrar at 717.815.1448 or kschwien@ycp.edu.

     

  • York College Transfer Credit Policy

    Students who have completed courses at other regionally accredited colleges are welcome to apply to receive transfer credit at York College. In accordance with AACRO (American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers) guidelines, transfer credits will be awarded to provide advanced standing to transfer students for courses in which a C or better grade is earned, and which are comparable and appropriate to the academic programs and general education requirements of York College.

    York College carefully evaluates transfer credits from colleges which have not achieved regional accreditation status. In cases where a college has applied for and achieved official candidate institution status, credit appropriate to the degree programs of York College will be awarded following the successful completion of a full time (12 credit minimum) semester at York College. For students applying to York College with credits from non-regionally accredited and non-candidate institutions, the College will offer credit for those appropriate experiences which can be validated by York College challenge examinations or through standardized external testing, (e.g. CLEP, ACT/PEP, etc.). In view of the College's special mission seeking to address the higher education aspirations of members of the York County community, applicants from non-regionally accredited institutions in York County may apply for special credit validation testing or portfolio review. Special arrangements and the fees for such review will be arranged with the cooperation of the sending institution.

  • Credit Validation Process

    Upon admission to York College, applicants from non-regionally accredited and non-candidate institutions may request a review of their transcript for credit validation purposes. The advising staff will evaluate the nature of the credits earned at the sending institution and make recommendations regarding the appropriate credit validation procedures for each student.

    Standardized external testing using the Collegiate Level Examination Program will be used whenever possible to validate credit. The Registrar's Office or the Adult Learner Center will provide the student with information regarding CLEP registration, fees, and test schedules. Internal credit evaluation will be arranged through the York College Credit by Examination Program (CEP) for those courses or educational experiences which cannot be validated through CLEP examinations. The application materials for these examinations are available in each department office and qualified students who wish to validate their credits in this way will be referred to the appropriate department chairperson. Fees for York College credit by examinations will be waived for applicants from non-accredited institutions in York County who use these exams to validate previous educational experiences.

  • 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:

    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.

Contact Us
Phone: 717.849.1600
admissions@ycp.edu
Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our dedicated team of transfer professionals is standing by with answers to your transfer questions.

Get in touch. You’ll be glad you did…from day one.

Angela Caputo
Transfer Coordinator
717.815.2212
acaputo4@ycp.edu

Ed Lane
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
717.815.1582
elane@ycp.edu

Katie Schwienteck
Associate Registrar for Transfer Articulation
717.815.1448
kschwien@ycp.edu