York College of Pennsylvania welcomes new students to campus!

Welcome to York College

A vibrant, private college with affordable tuition! All that and more.

Everyone seems to promise individualized attention, small sizes, and a friendly atmosphere. How many colleges can deliver on that? At York College of Pennsylvania, you're getting the college experience you've always wanted.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, we're a private college of more than 4,000 students that offers you experiences way beyond what you'd expect, from huge spring concerts to internships at major corporations to high-impact graduate school degrees. We have professors who care about your education and have real-world experiences they can share. And we do all of this at a tuition rate that most other private colleges can't touch, all while keeping up academic quality to the point that one out of three students is employed before graduation.

See what we're like in person by scheduling a visit. Explore our website to find out more about our highly-respected academic programs, our exciting student life, and why we're so confident we will be your dream college from day one.

(Looking for graduate admissions? Go to our Graduate Admissions page.) 

York College of Pennsylvania admissions
From day one, students are excited at everything we have to offer, from the opening Orientation weekend filled with activities to make new friends and get you familiar with college, to challenging classes that help prepare you for a career. Come visit us and find out what we're about.

Cutting-Edge Academic Programs

From day one, most of your classes are small and all of your teachers are passionate subject matter experts. What's more they are laser focused on your academic and personal success.

Let's walk you through our application process.How do I enroll at York College?

  • I need to apply

    Our free application kick-starts the process. Get yours started today.


    York College will be test-optional for the 2021-2022 application cycle. For more information, visit our 2022 Admissions Guidelines page.

    Ready to apply? Whether you are entering as a first-year student or a transfer student, our online application makes it a smooth process. Apply today or check your application status by clicking below. 

    If you haven't already, you'll be asked to quickly create an account within our system, Slate. That login info is what you'll use throughout this process, so keep it handy.

    You also have the option of applying to York as either a Regular Decision or Early Decision Applicant.


    We have ongoing enrollment available right now! You can apply today for Fall 2022! Those who apply get immediate consideration for scholarships, so it's a smart idea to get started. You'll want to make sure you get us an official transcript as soon as you can, too.


    York College is now accepting Early Decision applications for Fall 2022! By enrolling at York College through Early Decision, you're committing to York College. 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 guaranteed and priority housing.
    • Early access to course registration.
    • Locked-in seat for the upcoming school year, which helps you avoid waitlists.
    • Special recognition during Accepted Student Day.
    • Peace of mind that comes with certainty in your college selection.

    Early Decision gives first-year students a chance to advance to the front of the line for enrollment consideration and financial aid awards. Certain majors have limited seating, and applicants interested in these programs will benefit most by applying Early Decision:

    • Nursing: Both the Fall Clinical and Spring Clinical programs
    • Engineering: Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical
    • Forensic Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiography, and Respiratory Care

    For the 2021-2022 academic year, York will also waive the standardized test requirement for Early Decision Applicants. For more information, visit our 2021 Admission Guidelines page.

    The Early Decision application deadline is November 1, 2021.


    We would love for you to complete your college education at York. You can apply today for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. 

    To apply for admission submit the following:

    • An online application.
    • An official transcript of all academic work attempted, with a separate copy submitted from each college attended.
    • An official copy of your final high school transcript (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.
        • SAT: 2991
        • ACT: 3762


    If you have previously attended York College, but missed two or more consecutive semesters or have officially withdrawn from the college, you must submit a Readmit Application.

  • My application is in. Now what?

    Submit your transcripts and test scores

    We are so excited to review your application. Before we can give you a decision, we need a few things. We cannot make an official decision without them.

    For first-year students:

    • Official high school transcripts, including your senior class schedule.
    • At least one letter of recommendation from a high school junior or senior year teacher. Recommendations from English, math, science, foreign language, or history teachers are preferable.*
    • A letter of recommendation from your school counselor.
    • Essay or written personal statement of 250 to 650 words. Visit Admissions Guidelines to view the prompts.
    • SAT or ACT score results (optional)
      • SAT: 2991
      • ACT: 3762
    • If you have received college credits at another institution, you will need to submit an official transcript.

    NOTE: Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly from the recommender to YCP Admissions. Recommenders can send a letter of recommendation by postal service or email.  All letters of recommendation should be signed and on official letterhead.

    Transcripts may be sent to:
    Admissions Office
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403-3651

    The awarding institution may send transcripts via email to admissions@ycp.edu.

    For transfers, check out our Transfer Resource center for step-by-step details. We have guidance on getting your credits evaluated and more.

    *Engineering applicants should choose at least one math teacher. Nursing and Health Professions applicants should choose a science or math teacher.

  • Yes! I'm accepted! How do I commit to York?

    You're so close to becoming a Spartan. Next up? Deposit.

    You got your official acceptance letter. Congratulations! You're on your way to joining more than 4,000 other York College Spartans and getting the best possible launch for your career.

    Now you need to complete these steps if you haven't already:

    • Be sure to submit your FAFSA (Available October 1 the year before you intend to enroll) to automatically qualify for Scholarships and Financial Aid. Our FAFSA code is 003399. We can't give you a financial aid offer without this completed. 
    • Pay your deposit online at www.ycp.edu/deposit (You'll log in with the same credentials you used to apply). Your deposit indicates acceptance of admission. Refer to your acceptance packet, which arrives in the mail, for the deposit amount, or contact your admissions counselor.
    • Have your family check out our Parent Guide and create an account in the York College Family Portal! They can sign up now at: www.ycp.campusesp.com
    • For fall incoming students, we'll have Accepted Student Day on Saturday, April 17 to help get you ready.
  • I made my deposit. I'm a Spartan!

    You just made a career-boosting and financially-savvy decision. Congratulations!

    We're thrilled you've made a commitment to come to York College. Keep an eye on the email you used when you applied, and, when you get your official YCP email, periodically check that as well for important announcements.

    Once you pay your deposit, you'll be able to:

    • Send in your final high school and/or college transcripts.
    • Send in your Student Health and Medical Record.
    • Check out information on Housing and Residence Halls — only deposited students can register for housing when it opens up — or learn more about commuter life
    • Attend Fall Orientation, held the weekend right before classes begin. (Spring enrollees have their own orientation in January.)

    Make sure you tag us with #ycpaccepted and let everyone know you're a Spartan!

2021 Full Admissions Team
We're in front of one of our favorite spots at York College - right in the middle of main campus!

Meet the York College Admissions Team

Come see which counselor lines up with your home area! You can find contact information (including a number to text a counselor!), and match a face to a name next time we're in your neck of the woods. Don't hesitate to reach out to us. After all, this is what we do.
Contact Us
Admissions Office
Miller Administration Building, 111
Phone: 717.849.1600
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet our Admissions team

Check out our upcoming visit opportunities!