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School Counselor Resources

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. 

York's Early Decision deadlines are approaching:

  • Early Decision application deadline: December 1
  • Early Decision deposit deadline: January 15

York College is test optional. For more information click the Admissions Guidelines button below. 

Business Student and Professor 2022

A step-by-step guide for college-bound studentsYork’s Guide to Planning College

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.

Looking for something else?Check out the additional resources below!

  • Admissions Profile and Quick Facts

    Learn more about who we are.

    Admissions Profile: Class of 2021

    • Average GPA: 3.5
    • SAT mid-50% range: 1030-1210
    • ACT mid-50% range: 22-27

    York College at a Glance

    • 3,500+ undergraduate and graduate students
    • 70+ undergraduate majors
    • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
    • 168 full-time faculty
    • 190 acre, residential campus
    • 70% of students live on campus
  • Competitive Programs

    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 www.ycp.edu/admissions.

    Program SAT ACT
    1100+ Total Score
    with a minimum 3.4 GPA
    22+ Composite Score
    with a minimum 3.4 GPA
    (Civil, Computer
    Electrical, and Mechanical)
    620+ Math Score
    26+ Math Score
    Computer Science
    530+ Math Score
    21+ Math Score
    Engineering Management
    590+ Math Score
    25+ Math Score
    980+ Total Score
    19+ Composite Score
    Medical Imaging
    1050+ Total Score
    21+ Composite Score
    Respiratory Therapy
    1050+ Total Score
    20+ Composite Score
    Forensic Chemistry
    560+ Math Score
    23+ Math Score
    Medical Scholars with
    Penn State Hershey
    School of Medicine
    1370+ Total Score
    27+ Composite Score


  • Student Life and Activities

    We are more than just a great education.

    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.


  • Group Visits

    Give your students the opportunity to learn all about being a Spartan

    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.
    Nan Noel, Senior Associate Director of Enrollment Events and Welcome Center, will reach out to you as soon as possible to finalize your visit details. If there are questions, please contact Nan by calling 717.815.1769 or by emailing nnoel@ycp.edu.

  • Resources

    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
  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    Be sure to share these dates with your students!

    Early Decision 
    Application Deadline
    The Early Decision application deadline is December 1.
    Early Decision
    Deposit Deadline
    The Early Decision deposit deadline is January 15.
     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.


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!