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Transfer Students

Transition Into Something New

Your educational journey may not have started here, but we’re glad you found us. Whether you're transferring from a 2-year or 4-year institution, York offers personalized support as you pursue your passions here with us.

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Making the Transition Simple, From Day One

Transferring to a new college shouldn’t be hard— so we made it simple. The Transfer Resource Center is the hub to help you navigate the transfer process and help you settle in once you're here.

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Tuesdays Are All About You

Join us for a comprehensive overview of college admissions, transfer credits, and financial aid. Engage one-on-one with our transfer team and end the session with a campus tour led by our Student Ambassadors.

Why York?

By attending York, you are joining a community that values your potential, encourages your aspirations, and empowers you to achieve your goals.


York College of Pennsylvania is a fully accredited institution, offering more than 70 academic programs.


We will turn your passions into purpose—focus on a hands-on education, with opportunities for internships and paid co-ops.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordable tuition and campus housing fees, scholarship opportunities, and accessible financial planning allow York to offer a valuable and enriching student experience without the burden of unreasonable cost.

Student Life

At York, you’ll build a community that extends beyond academics. There are endless opportunities to get involved, meet new people, and create a seamless transition to York College.

Applying to York College

Applying is easy, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

To transfer to York College, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. Select majors may have a higher GPA requirement
  • A maximum of 75 semester hours will be accepted in transfer from two-year colleges
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at York College to be eligible to earn a degree
  • Students admitted to the college with an associate's degree from another institution must satisfy all York
  • College general education requirements not completed as transfer credit
  • Transfer students are eligible for financial aid at the time of admission

Ready to Apply?

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 (optional)

If you have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit you also are required to submit your high school transcript.

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Now that you've been accepted, what credits will transfer?

Once you have been accepted by the Admissions Office, your transcripts will be evaluated in the Registrar's Office.

Check out our Transfer Course Equivalencies page! This will give you an idea of which courses will be equivalent to a course at York College.

Math Placement Assessment

York College offers several math courses tailored to prepare you for the quantitative activities you will pursue in your major. The mathematics placement assessments are designed to help determine which math course is right for you.  Students may need to complete the math placement assessments before they can schedule classes.

Which math assessment do I take?

All majors (including Undeclared) will take the Algebra Assessment. However, you only need to take the Calculus Assessment if you are currently declared or interested in declaring one of the following majors:

  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mid-Level Education Mathematics
  • Secondary Education Biology
  • Secondary Education General Science
  • Secondary Education Mathematics
What to expect with the assessment

Each assessment has 33 questions and you will have 180 minutes to complete each test. If you need, you may take an assessment a total of two (2) times. A calculator may be used during the assessment.

If you are interrupted or lose internet service, you'll be able to resume where you left off as long as you log back into the assessment within the same day.

How can I take the assessment?

  • Go to the Stemify website to take the exam. Click on YCP
  • Enter your MyYCP username and password
  • The menu located in the upper left corner of your screen will provide you access to the Learning Library (available for you to review many relevant math concepts that will help you to be successful) and the Placement tests

What if I need help?

For technical support (trouble accessing the test, problems during the test), please reach out to

For advising-related questions, please contact the Academic Advising Center at (717) 815-1531 or

Take the Placement Assessment

Transfer Scholarship

  • Scholarships ranges from $1,000 to $7,000 per year
  • You are automatically considered for a scholarship when you apply to York
  • Scholarship award is for up to three years, (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad), toward one undergraduate degree
  • Full-time accepted transfer students
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year for up to three years (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers)
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
  • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
  • All information is subject to change in the federal/state regulations and York College policy

The Net Price Calculator will estimate your eligibility for financial aid and show how your cost of attending an affordable college may be reduced with scholarships, grants and student loans. Your “net price” is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, etc.) and your financial aid.

For more information, please contact the Financial Office at (717) 849-1682 or

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Take the Next Steps

Contact Transfer Admissions

Need some extra guidance? Talk with Transfer Admissions for extra support through the process. You may contact Erica Schieler, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions at, or schedule a virtual appointment.


It all starts with your application. Start your journey at York today.