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Understanding College Series

Insight into how exactly college works — and how you can come prepared

Still not completely sure which career path is for you? Not sure what's the difference between a FAFSA and a Pell Grant? No idea how to turn a major into a career? Or parents, wish you had more guidance on what to expect for your student? Don't worry, you're not alone!

Attend York College of Pennsylvania's Understanding College event series to get answers on these big questions, with a focus on giving you low-pressure conversations with current college students. These evening events give you and your family the answers you've been seeking directly from people in the know, regardless whether you plan on attending York College.

While you are not required to attend all of the events, we highly encourage you to attend as many as possible to get the most of this specialized program and to best prepare you for college. Registration will open soon for upcoming events! Email Nan Noel with questions.

Upcoming Events:

  • Academic Possibilities Night: Tuesday, February 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. For high schoolers who want insight on everything from choosing a major to how your major and internships can lead to a potential career. Hear from a variety of current students and alumni on what worked, what didn't, and what a high schooler should know about how to get from Point A to Point B and beyond. Families are welcome. Undeclared students and students & those figuring out how to pursue a specific career are highly encouraged to register! 
  • A Night Just for Parents: Thursday, March 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m. What do parents need to know about having their student go off to college? Hear from YCP parents, get your questions answered, and enjoy an opportunity to get in-depth about the college experience without students around! This is a great chance to get a head start on what to expect well before your student enrolls.

Past events: 

  • Financial Literacy Night: Thursday, December 6
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