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York College of PA one of 70 colleges, universities across the nation to join Common App’s direct admissions program

November 02, 2023
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York College of Pennsylvania is one of nearly 70 colleges and universities across the nation to join the Common App’s direct admissions program, which will provide more than 200,000 first-generation and low-income students who are interested in college with proactive admissions offers. Common App’s direct admissions program also includes tailored outreach and resources to families and to counselors who have students receiving a direct-admissions offer.

“As a first-generation college graduate myself, I am extremely proud to partner with The Common Application's direct admission program to improve access to York College,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Brian Hazlett. “I am confident that students admitted to York College as part of the direct admission program will thrive and appreciate our affordable, experiential education.”

“We are excited for York College to join our direct admissions program, where even more students will now know that they are worthy and wanted on a college campus,” said Jenny Rickard, President & CEO of Common App. “Overall, direct admissions is about changing the narrative of a college education from one of scarcity to one of opportunity by ensuring students know that college opportunity is an abundant resource—and one that’s available to them.”

Common App has piloted a direct admissions program since 2021, offering admission to students who created a Common App account and provided enough academic information–but had not yet completed all–of their open applications. The latest iteration of the pilot offered admission to 33,0000 students at 14 participating institutions, and over 800 students accepted the offer. Results showed the impacts of the intervention were strongest for Black or African American, Latinx, and first-generation students.

Students interested in applying to York College of Pennsylvania are able to do so through the College or Common App.