Spring on the York College campus

International Students

Find Success in College

When choosing an American college, go beyond the big names. Choose a school that will help you become a big success. At York, you’ll meet great people with nearly 40 countries represented on campus. You’ll perfect your English. You’ll be immersed in American culture. You’ll make connections and find success...beginning FROM DAY ONE.

Our faculty and staff are here to help you every step of the way, no matter where you are from. That's why York College is proud to be part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign with more than 300 American colleges and universities, all working to make International students feel welcome. Download a transcript of this video.
York College international students with Ines Ramirez, International Admissions Counselor
Several York College international students with Ines Ramirez, Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Life and International Student Support.

Support every step of the way

York College supports its international students in and out of the classroom, with dozens of countries represented across campus. Internships and caring faculty give you the real-world experience and attention you need to thrive. The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming supports new international students through the transition to life in the United States and study at York College.

Application Process for International Students

  • Application Requirements

    Application Requirements

    Application for admission must be submitted online. Preferred application deadlines: May 1st (Fall term), Sept. 1st (Spring term)

    Academic credentials and test scores must be submitted directly to York College of Pennsylvania by the issuing institution to be considered official. They may be sent by mail, email, or by electronic document transfer to:

    Office of Admissions
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Rd.
    York, PA 17403

    NOTE: Academic credentials or test scores sent by the applicant are not considered official.

    First Year Applicants (applicants with no previous post-secondary education):

    • Official Copy of Secondary School grade report (high school transcript) along with a certified English translation if needed.
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (for Non-Native English speakers).
    • Official SAT or ACT test scores (for Native English speakers and applicants to Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Education, Forensic Chemistry, and Allied Health programs).

    Transfer Applicants (applicants that have earned post-secondary credits):

    • Official copy of your transcript from the institution you are currently attending and any other institutions that you have previously attended in the United States.
    • Official course-by-course credential evaluation of all your foreign college/university transcripts, regardless of the number of courses completed. The evaluation must be prepared and sent by World Education Services.
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (for Non-Native English speakers).
  • English Proficiency

    English Proficiency

    English language proficiency is required for all students whose native language is not English. Proof of English proficiency is required for both admission and the issuance of visa documents. Applicants must be proficient for admission consideration.

    York College accepts the following standardized tests to determine English proficiency for non-native English speaking applicants for Undergraduate and Graduate programs:

    Note: International students also have the option to submit SAT or ACT test results as evidence of English proficiency.

  • I-20 Requirements

    I-20 Requirements

    Accepted International students who require an F-1 student visa to study in the United States must meet the requirements for an I-20 document. They must provide financial guarantee that sufficient funds exist to cover their educational and living expenses in the U.S. for the duration of their studies. Submit the following:

    Required documents may be sent to the Office of Admissions by mail or by email. Only clear scanned documents in PDF format will be accepted by email. (No photos or jpg files)

    Office of Admissions
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Rd.
    York, PA 17403

  • Scholarships


    We consider first-time students for merit scholarships and grants based upon their complete applications. Every accepted First time York College student will be eligible for a merit scholarship, further decreasing the cost of a college that is already a tremendous value!

    In addition, international students may apply directly to any of our competitive scholarship programs, if qualified.

Contact Us
International Admissions
Christian DiGregorio, Director of International Recruitment

Miller Administration Building
441 Country Club Road
York, Pennsylvania, 17403
Room 112