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Undergraduate Admissions

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Learn Together. Work Together. Do Together.

From day one, we will support your academic journey and provide resources to help guide you at every turn. Explore everything — from academics to student activities — and feel prepared to take the first step toward finding your purpose.

Your Application, Step-by-Step

Our free application kick-starts the process. Get yours started today. 

York College is Test Optional

For more information about York being test optional, visit our Admissions Guidelines page. 

Ready to apply? Whether you are entering as a first-year student or a transfer student, our online application 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 within our system, Slate. That login info is what you'll use throughout this process, so keep it handy. 

You also have the option of applying to York as either a Regular Decision or Early Decision Applicant. 

Regular Decision 

We have ongoing enrollment available right now! You can apply today for Fall 2025! Those who apply get immediate consideration for scholarships, so it's a smart idea to get started. You'll want to make sure you get us an official transcript as soon as you can, too. 

Early Decision

By enrolling at York College through Early Decision, you're committing to York College. In return, York College is committing to you! That commitment includes: 

  • Early access to financial aid packages, including first review for scholarships. 
  • Early access to guaranteed and priority housing. 
  • Early access to course registration. 
  • Locked-in seat for the upcoming school year, which helps you avoid waitlists. 
  • Special recognition during Accepted Student Day. 
  • Peace of mind that comes with certainty in your college selection. 

Early Decision gives first-year students a chance to advance to the front of the line for enrollment consideration and financial aid awards. Certain majors have limited seating, and applicants interested in these programs will benefit most by applying Early Decision: 

  • Nursing: Both the Fall Clinical and Spring Clinical programs 
  • Engineering: Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical 
  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Science, and Medical Imaging

The Early Decision application deadline for the Fall semester is November 1, and the Early Decision deposit deadline is December 1. 

Accepting York's offer of admission as an Early Decision student is a binding agreement. Students who submit an Early Decision enrollment deposit must withdraw any applications submitted to other colleges and universities and are not permitted to submit additional applications to other institutions. Your deposit represents your commitment to attend York College. 


We would love for you to complete your college education at York.

To apply for admission submit the following: 

  • An online application.
  • An official transcript of all academic work attempted, with a separate copy submitted from each college attended.
  • An official copy of your final high school transcript (optional).
  • If you have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of college credit you may also be required to submit your final, official high school transcript.


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

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Submit your transcripts and test scores

We are so excited to review your application. Before we can give you a decision, we need a few things. We cannot make an official decision without them. 

For first-year students: 

  • Official high school transcripts, including your senior class schedule. 
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a high school junior or senior year teacher. Recommendations from English, math, science, foreign language, or history teachers are preferable.* 
  • A letter of recommendation from your school counselor. 
  • Essay or written personal statement of 250 to 650 words. Visit Admissions Guidelines to view the prompts. 
  • SAT or ACT score results (optional) 
    • SAT: 2991 
    • ACT: 3762 
  • If you have received college credits at another institution, you will need to submit an official transcript. 

NOTE: Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly from the recommender to YCP Admissions. Recommenders can send a letter of recommendation by postal service or email. All letters of recommendation should be signed and on official letterhead.

Transcripts may be sent to: 

Admissions Office
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651

The awarding institution may send transcripts via email to

For transfers, check out our Transfer Resource center for step-by-step details. We have guidance on getting your credits evaluated and more. 

*Engineering applicants should choose at least one math teacher. Nursing and Health Professions applicants should choose a science or math teacher.

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You're so close to becoming a Spartan. Next up? Deposit.

You got your official acceptance letter. Congratulations! You're on your way to joining more than 4,000 other York College Spartans and getting the best possible launch for your career.

Now you need to complete these steps if you haven't already:

  • Be sure to submit your FAFSA to automatically qualify for Scholarships and Financial Aid. Our FAFSA code is 003399. We can't give you a financial aid offer without this completed. 
  • 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 the deposit amount, or contact your admissions counselor.
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You just made a career-boosting and financially-savvy decision. Congratulations!

We're thrilled you've made a commitment to come to York College. Keep an eye on the email you used when you applied, and, when you get your official YCP email, periodically check that as well for important announcements.

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

  • Send in your final high school and/or college transcripts. 
  • Submit your student health and medical records. 
  • 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. (Spring enrollees have their own orientation in January.)

Make sure you tag us with #ycpaccepted and let everyone know you're a Spartan!

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Five Steps to Your Future

The College Planning Guide is your go-to for every step in the college process. From admission to graduation, planning to execution, this guide has everything you need.

Start Your Journey to Admission

Choose an area of admission to explore and dive into the resources York offers to help set you on the right path.

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Connecting With You From Day One

Your admissions counselor will help you through the process from application to acceptance.