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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. 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 experience 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. Get your application in now — we have seats remaining for the fall 2018 semester, but they are going fast. 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 Graduation 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.

Your admissions process

Your journey as a Spartan begins when you apply. Applying to York College can be done in just a few steps!
  • Apply

    Apply Online - It's Free

    Ready to apply? Whether you are entering as a freshman or a transfer student, our online application process 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 — that log-in info is what you'll use throughout this process, so keep it handy.

    Regular Decision

    We have ongoing enrollment available right now! Our incoming class is already starting to fill up, and those who apply get immediate consideration for scholarships, so it's a smart idea to apply today. As a reminder, the personal statement included in the application is not required to submit the application to us; you can always submit that portion at a later date if you desire.

    Early Decision

    Our Early Decision period has concluded. Thank you to all of you who applied! Make sure you have submitted all of your application materials, including transcript/test scores.


    If you have previously attended York College, but missed 2 or more consecutive semesters or have officially withdrawn from the college, you must submit a Readmit Application.

  • Submit Transcripts and Scores

    Submit Your Transcripts and Test Scores

    We are so excited to review your application. First, we need your transcripts and test scores. We cannot make an official decision without them.

    • Submit an official transcript of your secondary school grades.
    • Take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing Program (ACT) by January of your senior year. Information about the examinations may be obtained from your high school guidance office. Our College Board test score code is 2991 and ACT is 3762.
    • You are invited to upload letters of recommendation and supporting documents to your application.
    • If you have received college credits at another higher ed institution, you will need to submit an official transcript.

    We encourage you to visit campus so you can experience life as a Spartan! If you haven't visited since before you applied, why not come to a campus visit event or ask to see a part of campus you have yet to see?

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

  • I'm Accepted

    You've been accepted to York College.

    Now what?

    • Be sure to submit your FAFSA (available Oct. 1, 2017, for those planning to begin school in 2018-19) to automatically qualify for Scholarships and Financial Aid. Our FAFSA code is 003399.

    Ready to be Spartan?

    • Pay your deposit online at (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 deposit amount.
    • If you are accepted via Early Decision, your deadline to deposit is December 15 via, While you are welcome to deposit after that date, you would be considered a regular decision student and would miss out on Early Decision advantages such as early access to scheduling and housing. You'll also guarantee your seat.
    • Sign up for an Accepted Student Day on March 24 or April 14. It's a big day for you — we'll have a huge activities fair and academic majors fair, sample classes, and even a chance to get your headshot taken for your student ID.
  • I'm a Spartan

    York College - here I come!

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

    • Send in your final high school and/or college transcripts.
    • Register for New Spartan Days Summer Orientation to select your classes for Fall; it's necessary for any incoming freshman to attend. Families are invited as well! Summer 2018 dates are June 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, and 29. You'll only need to attend one date. Registration will be available soon.
    • 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.
York College 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

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