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Counselor Resources

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Resources for School Counselors

As a high school counselor, you play an important role in the college-search process. Students look to you to help guide them in finding the right schools to apply to and to assist them with the application process. Here you will find resources to help your students learn more about York and what’s required to apply.

You’ll also find opportunities for you to learn more about York College and the different ways you can connect with us throughout the year. 

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A step-by-step guide for college-bound students

This guide, provided by York College, is presented in Five Steps. These steps will help your students plan for college, guide them through college, and prepare them for life after college.

Additional Resources

York College at a Glance

  • 3,500+ undergraduate and graduate students
  • 70+ undergraduate majors
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 163 full-time faculty
  • 190 acre, residential campus
  • 70% of students live on campus
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Requirements for our competitive programs.

Students applying for these programs are encouraged to supply a standardized test score, if possible. York College has expanded the TEST OPTIONAL path for students applying to these programs. More information on the requirements needed to apply can be found at

Nursing1100+ Total Scorewith a minimum 3.4 GPA22+ Composite Score with a minimum 3.4 GPA
Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical)620+ Math Score26+ Math Score
Computer Science530+ Math Score25+ Math Score
Engineering Management590+ Total Score25+ Math Score
Education980+ Total Score19+ Composite Score
Medical Imaging1050+ Total Score21+ Composite Score
Respiratory Therapy1050+ Total Score20+ Composite Score
Forensic Chemistry560+ Math Score23+ Math Score
Medical Scholars with Penn State Hershey School of Medicine1370+ Total Score27+ Composite Score


Admissions Guidelines

Student Activities

  • 100+ active campus student organizations
  • 100+ events hosted by our student-run Campus Activities Board
  • 800+ student leadership opportunities on campus
  • 62% of graduating seniors are involved in co-curricular activities during their time at YCP
  • 2,000+ students involved in clubs and organizations
  • Intercultural Life

The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming involves students and employees at York College in fun events and learning opportunities that help us embrace our differences.

Leadership Programs

Our student leadership programs are grounded in the belief that leadership is a learned process that includes people facilitating positive social change within their communities. The purpose of the student leadership programs are to provide opportunities for students to explore their personal leadership identity, develop and enhance leadership competencies, and prepare students for college and community leadership roles.

Campus Recreation and Athletics

Students can play for one of our 24 NCAA Division III varsity teams , participate in one of our 30 competitive club and intramural sports, or stay physically fit in our state-of-the-art Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.

Student LifeCampus Recreation and Athletics

York College welcomes high schools and college transfer student groups to visit our beautiful campus. The visit consists of a brief admissions presentation, followed by a tour of campus, lead by one of our Spartan Ambassadors. Visits requests are honored on a first-comes, first-serve basis.
To schedule your group visit, please fill out the visit request form by clicking the "Request a Group Visit" button below.
If there are questions, please contact Mady Sharp, Associate Director of Admissions, by calling 717.815.2212 or by emailing

Schedule a Group Visit

YCP Codes

  • FAFSA: 003399
  • SAT: 2991
  • ACT: 3762

Student Services

We offer more to our students than just study help. We have everything they need to achieve academic success.

Transferring Dual Enrollment Credits to York College

York College transfers in credits from all regionally accredited institutions. If a student has completed a Dual Enrollment program through an accredited college, while in high school, we will review this for transfer credit. The student will need to submit an official college transcript to the York College Admissions Office as part of their application process to have their credits reviewed.

Official transcripts can be mailed to: 

York College Admissions
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

Transfer Course Equivalencies
Early Decision 
Application Deadline
November 1
Early Decision
Deposit Deadline
December 1
Regular Decision
Deposit Deadline
York College offers rolling admission, however we encourage admitted students to submit their deposit by May 1.
Our scholarship applications are now open. Check out our Scholarships and Grants page for deadline information.
Scholarships and Grants