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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. Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming staff dedicated to international students means you'll never feel alone. And all for a tremendous value from day one.

Application Process for International Students

  • Application Requirements

    Application Requirements

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

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

    Freshman (applicants with no previous post-secondary education):

    • Official copy of Secondary School grade report along with certified English translation if needed.
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS test scores (for Non-Native English speakers). York College requires at least a 79 TOEFL IBT score or 6.5 IELTS score for admission consideration.
    • Official SAT or ACT test scores (for Native English speakers and applicants to Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Education, Forensic Chemistry, Pre-med, and Allied Health programs).

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

    • Official copy of your transcript from the institution you are currently attending and any institutions that you have previously attended in the United States.
    • Official course-by-course credential evaluation of all your foreign college transcripts. Evaluation must be prepared by World Education Services (

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

  • I-20 Requirements

    I-20 Requirements

    Accepted International students 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.

  • International Scholarship

    International Scholarship

    The Sanjay Parekh International Merit Scholarship ranges between $8,000 and $16,000 (over 4 years) and is awarded to first time freshmen based on the student’s secondary school grade point average. Students are automatically considered at the time of admission decision.

...It’s about the program that you are in and the resources the school offers. York prepares you to be your best, to be a professional.” “It’s not about the school’s name...

Estefania Blanca Electrical Engineering major Business Administration minor Caracas, Venezuela

Contact Us
International Admissions
Ines Ramirez, Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Life and International Student Support
Iosue Student Union, 101
Phone: 717.815.1786

Admissions Office

441 Country Club Road, York, Pennsylvania, 17403

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