Ol Spart, a green boulder covered in alumni signatures, sits in the center of campus.


Enrollment Handbook

Enrollment Handbook 

Before you know it, you’ll be sitting in a York College classroom working on a hands-on research project. Or laughing with some new friends inside Sparts Den after a stop at our campus Starbucks. Maybe you’ll be cheered on (or doing the cheering) at a Spartan athletic event!

But first, we need you to complete some steps. College, you’ll find out, means you’re in charge of your education, and that starts with getting all the right forms filled out and steps completed.

Welcome to York College

Use our online handbook as a companion to the printed version, with links and additional resources.


Engineers are designing robots. Nurses are working in simulation labs to diagnose patients. Theatre students are directing plays. Sport Management students are running the fitness center. At York, your academic path won’t be littered with mindless hours staring at a computer screen and a textbook. We want you doing.

All About Money

Good news! We’re here to make a York College education as affordable as possible. Our Financial Aid Office oversees the process, which you’ll see outlined here. 99-percent of York College students use financial aid and scholarships, so you’re not alone.

Living and Commuting

When it comes to your ideal college life, where you live on campus (or how commuters are handled) might be as big a factor for you as academics. York College is a residential campus, meaning if you’re not a commuter, you will be required to live on campus. We offer modern living with apartments, houses, and suites for upper-level students as well as traditional residence halls. On campus, you’re never too far away from food, class, the fitness center, and more.

Campus Life

You didn’t apply to York College because you wanted to spend your college days doing nothing but going straight to and from class. You wanted more. If you look at our most successful students, they are the ones who get involved early, even if it’s just signing up for a club.

Important Dates for first-year students

Accepted Student Day**Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, April 6
Health Services Form DueJune 15
New Spartan Days*June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25,27, and 28
Placement Assessments Due*Before New Spartan Day arrival
E-Bills are Generated by the Business OfficeJuly 9
Financial Aid Offer Acceptance DueAugust 1
Payment for Fall Semester E-Bills DueAugust 2
Fall Orientation*August 22 - 25
First Full Day of ClassesAugust 26

*Required for all incoming student

** Strongly encouraged for incoming students

Have you completed these steps?

Health Services Form (Handbook Page 20)

Placement Assessments (Handbook Page 9)

  • Math and foreign language placement assessments must be completed by all incoming students.

New Spartan Days

  • June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
    • Registration opens May 1.
  • Attendance at one of these one-day summer orientation events is expected for all incoming first-year students. This is when you schedule classes, meet with upper-level students, and more.
  • To register visit: ycp.edu/newspartandays

Move-In Day and Fall Orientation

  • August 22-25
  • Attendance is required for all students, including commuters. You do not need to register. Your family is involved in the first day.

Keep an eye on your personal email for an invite to claim your YCP network account, which is your username and YCP email address. Once enrolled, your ycp.edu email address is your official means for communicating with the college. If you haven’t already received your YCP network account, contact the LTS Help Desk at 717.815.1559 or LTShelp@ycp.edu.

Health ServicesNew Spartan DaysMath and Language Placement Assessments

Residence Life Housing Application (Handbook Page 18)

  • Applies if you’re living on campus
  • Available March 1
  • Visit ycp.edu/housing for more information

Residence Life Roommate Selection (Handbook Page 19)

FERPA Form (Handbook Page 14)

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords you certain rights regarding your educational records. You’ll need to fill out a form if you want your family to access records such as your grades and bills.
  • Additional information can be found by clicking the "FERPA Information" button below.

Financial Aid Offer Package Acceptance (Handbook Page 12)

  • Due August 1
  • In the financial aid package we sent you (after we got your FAFSA), we included a financial aid offer letter. You need to formally accept or decline your aid offer, which can be done at ycpweb.ycp.edu. Follow the instructions on your Financial Aid Offer Letter to accept or decline the offer.
Residence Life and Campus HousingFERPA InformationYCP Web

Academic Advising Center
Campbell Hall, Room 200

Advising staff serves as a vital resource that listens to students’ goals, offers suggestions for academic support, evaluates course schedules, and discusses academic preparation for careers.


Academic Success Center
Humanities Center, Room HUM01

Resources include tutoring for select courses, academic coaching for time management and study skills, and review sessions, in a comfortable space on campus or virtually.


Admissions Office
Miller Administration Building

Admissions Counselors are dedicated to your successful transition to campus as a Spartan. Use them as a resource if you have questions about this handbook, your transition, or the enrollment process.


Business Office
Miller Administration Building

Set up a meal plan, review your eBill, make a payment, put money on your flex card, or access important forms related to your student account at this office.


Spartan Store
Iosue Student Union

A popular hub course supplies, Spartan apparel, and technology equipment, as well as a convenience store for when you need a between-class snack.


Campus Recreation and Athletics
Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

The hub of recreational life, athletic events, and physical activity and wellness (PAW) classes.


Campus Safety
Manor Northeast, Lobby
717.815.1314 (Dispatch)
717.815.1403 (Office)

Services for students include parking permits, YCP identification cards, crime prevention, fire safety, and all emergency management.


Career Development Center
Campbell Hall, Room 200

Assists students with career exploration and professional development through individual appointments, workshops, services and resources, employer interactions, and special events — all through Spartan Career Path.


Counseling Services
Codorus Hall

This office offers mental health services including individual counseling, support groups, consultations, resources, and more.


Financial Aid
Miller Administration, Room 138

The Financial Aid staff are available to assist with questions regarding financial aid application processes, FAFSA completion, and college affordability.


Gordon Center
253 W. Springettsbury Avenue

The Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life is home to a warm and welcoming community in which students are inspired to engage in a Jewish journey, to strengthen their personal identity, and to deepen their connections to campus and the Jewish world.


Health Services
Iosue Student Union, Room 116

Your health form and immunization record should be submitted through the Student Health Portal. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available by appointment for medical issues, health questions, and referrals.


Human Resources
Manor Northeast, Suite 101

The Human Resources Office coordinates all employment paperwork that you need to complete for an on-campus job.


Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Iosue Student Union, Room 101

Promotes campus-wide diversity and inclusion through programs, workshops, and direct campus engagement, supports international students, oversees the Spartan Food Pantry, and advises various cultural student organizations.


Library and Technology Services
Schmidt Library

Assists faculty, staff, and students with all technology-related needs such as general computing issues, campus- supported software, network connectivity, user accounts, and research.


Mail Services
Kings Mill Depot, Room 136B

Mail Services coordinates efforts with the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), and FedEx to provide mail and package services for our community, with mail facilities located on the Main, West, and North Campuses.


Records Office
Miller Administration, Room 29

Once enrolled, this office is the hub of your academic records and where you can change your address, verify enrollment, access transcripts, certify for VA education benefits, and more.


Registrar’s Office
Miller Administration, Room 32

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for course scheduling, graduate and undergraduate catalogs, scheduling timetable, CAPP Degree Evaluation, and Drop/Add.


Residence Life
Iosue Student Union, Room 307

Find information on housing, firstyear living areas, packing lists, FAQs, housing breaks, and more.


Spiritual Life
Iosue Student Union, Rooms 124 & 125

Fosters an inclusive atmosphere to increase respect among people of all faiths. Many religious student groups are available.


Student Accessibility Services
Humanities Center, Room 23

Provides students with a variety of accommodations and resources to support their learning experience including testing services, mentoring, note taking, and more.


Student Activities & Orientation
Iosue Student Union, Room 205

Home to 100+ clubs and organizations and new student orientation programs. You’ll want to stay posted on their upcoming events.


Study Abroad Center
Humanities Center, Room 209

Students have studied in roughly 50 countries including Ireland, Australia, Egypt, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Liberia.


Undeclared Student Advising
Campbell Hall, Room 200

Students get specialized advising and support from professional academic advisors and peer advisors.


Writing & Communication Studio
Humanities Center, Room 11

Experienced peer and professional tutors offer individual consultations on student writers’ works-in-progress either in person or online.

Additional ContactsAcademic Programs

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