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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 Spart's 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 more in charge of your education, and that starts with getting all the right forms filled out and steps completed.

Have you completed these steps?Forms and Registration Checklist Plus Important Dates

  • Everyone must complete these steps

    Everyone must complete these steps

    Health Services Form (Enrollment Handbook Page 20)

    Residents and commuters must turn this in. Due June 15

    Placement Tests (Enrollment Handbook Page 7)

    Math and foreign language placement exams, regardless of major. Due before scheduling classes.

    For math, complete these steps:

    • The exam link: https://www.ycp.edu/mathplacement/
    • Enter your MyYCP username and password. Your MyYCP network account is your access to campus computers and MyYCP (my.ycp.edu). If you did not receive your YCP network account or your password is not allowing you to log in to MyYCP, please call the LTS Help Desk for assistance at 717.815.1559.  
    • The exam instructions are included on the exam page.
    • Students will not be able to schedule the required math courses without having first taken the math placement test.

    For language, the steps are below:

    • Access the placement exam by visiting http://bit.ly/34eoH1e
    • Provide your nameYCP ID number, and YCP email address (note that it's not your personal email address!)
    • Select the appropriate language
    • Complete the short survey
    • Try the practice question. Once you submit your response, the real exam begins!

    New Spartan Days held June 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, and 26. Attendance to one of these one-day summer orientation events is expected for all incoming first-year students. This is when you schedule classes, meet with upperclassmen, and more. Registration will open on May 1, 2020.

    Move-In Day and Fall Orientation held August 21-24. Attendance is required for all students, including commuters. You do not need to register. Your family is involved in the first day, including Convocation. Download the Guidebook Mobile Application for the daily itinerary or go to www.ycp.edu/orientation

    Now that you’ve paid your deposit, watch your personal email for your invite to claim your YCP network account, which is your username and YCP email address. If you haven't already received your YCP network account, contact the LTS Help Desk at 717.815.1559 or LTShelp@ycp.edu.

  • Most students must complete these steps

    Most students must complete these steps

    Higher Education Services Payment Plan Enrollment

    • (optional) HES Payments start May 15

    Residence Life Housing Application

    • Applies if you’re living on campus
    • Due August 1 (Talk with us if you've missed this deadline)

    Residence Life Roommate Selection

    • Due June 26

    FERPA Form

    • 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. We go into more detail under Proxy access in the All About Money section.
    • Additional information is available on the Records page.

    Financial Aid Award Package Acceptance

    • Due August 1 (Talk with us if you've missed this deadline)
    • In the financial aid package we sent you (after we got your FAFSA), we included a financial aid award letter. You need to formally accept or decline your aid award, which can be done at https://ycpweb.ycp.edu. Follow the instructions on your Financial Aid Award Letter to accept or decline the award.
  • Important dates

    Important dates

    Mark these down:

    Virtual Accepted Student Day** May 30

    (if participating) Deadline for the first installment plan payment

    May 15
    Health Services Form due* June 15
    New Spartan Days
    summer orientation*
    June 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26
    Placement tests due* Before New Spartan Day arrival

    e-Bills are generated by the Business Office 
    showing your balance due

    July 7
    President's Reception July 11, 12
    Financial Aid Award acceptance due August 1
    Payment due for Fall Semester e-Bills* August 3
    Fall Orientation* August 21
    First full day of classes as a Spartan student!* August 25

    *Required for all incoming students
    **Strongly encouraged for incoming students

  • Important Contacts

    Important contacts around the York College campus

    Academic Advising Center

    Campbell Hall, Room 200

    717.815.1531

    academicadvising@ycp.edu

    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 Support Center

    Humanities Center, Room HUM01

    717.815.1296

    asc@ycp.edu

    Resources available to students include tutoring services, access to study groups, study skills help, review sessions, and more.

    Admissions Office

    Miller Administration Building

    717.849.1600

    admissions@ycp.edu

    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

    717.815.1470

    businessoffice@ycp.edu

    Set up a meal plan, review your eBill, or access important forms related to your student account at this office.

    Campus Recreation and Athletics

    889 S. Richland Avenue

    717.815.6600

    The hub of recreational life, athletic events, and physical education classes.

    Campus Safety

    Manor Northeast, Lobby

    717.815.1314

    campussafety@ycp.edu

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

    Career Development Center

    Campbell Hall, Room 200

    717.815.1452

    careerdevelopment@ycp.edu

    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

    Iosue Student Union, Room 120

    717.815.6437

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

    Financial Assistance

    Eric Dinsmore, Director of Financial Assistance

    Miller Administration, Room 138

    717.815.1282

    financialaid@ycp.edu

    Gordon Center

    253 W. Springettsbury Avenue

    717.815.2041

    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

    717.849.1615

    healthcenter@ycp.edu

    Your health form and immunization record should be submitted to this office. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available by appointment for medical issues, health questions, and referrals.

    Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming

    Iosue Student Union, Room 101

    717.815.1916

    ISLGP@ycp.edu

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

    Library and Technology Services

    Schmidt Library

    717.815.1559

    LTShelp@ycp.edu

    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

    717.815.6546

    mailservices@ycp.edu

    Mail Services coordinates efforts with the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), and Fed Ex 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

    717.815.1504

    records@ycp.edu

    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

    717.815.1273

    registrar@ycp.edu

    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

    717.815.1281

    residencelife@ycp.edu

    Find forms for housing (on or off campus) and information on first-year living areas, packing lists, FAQs, housing breaks, and more.

    Spiritual Life

    Iosue Student Union, Rooms 101, 124 & 125

    717.815.1446

    Fosters an inclusive atmosphere to increase respect among people of all faiths. Many religious student groups are available including Newman Club, Hillel, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Fellowship Organization, Habitat for Humanity, and Council of Spiritual Life.

    Student Accessibility Services

    Humanities Center, Room 23

    717.815.1717

    sas@ycp.edu

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

    Student Activities & Orientation

    Iosue Student Union, Room 205

    717.815.1239

    osao@ycp.edu

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

    Study Abroad Center

    Campbell Hall, Room 200

    717.815.2238

    studyabroad@ycp.edu

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

    Undeclared Student Advising

    Campbell Hall, Room 200

    717.815.2043

    academicadvising@ycp.edu

    Students get specialized advising through the Explore 360 program, and support from academic advisors and peer mentors.

    Writing Center

    Humanities Center, Room 11

    717.815.2087

    writingcenter@ycp.edu

    Experienced peer and professional tutors offer individual consultations on student writers' works-in-progress either in person or online. The Writing Center also offers writing workshops and a quiet space to get your writing done.

    YCP Bookstore

    Iosue Student Union

    717.849.1699

    bookstore@ycp.edu

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

  • Just forms

    Want just a simple reference list of forms?

    Refer to the tabs above for further explanation of due dates and which forms apply to you.

Contact Us
Admissions Office
Miller Administration Building, 111
Phone: 717.849.1600
admissions@ycp.edu
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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