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Sarah Mason '19

Undeclared
“From day one, YCP has felt like a second home and has shown me numerous opportunities to get involved and make my future brighter.”

From day one, YCP has felt like a second home and has shown me numerous opportunities to get involved and make my future brighter.”

Although initially torn between her many college options, Sarah Mason ’19 eventually decided that York College was, by far, her best choice. Not only was YCP close to her hometown of Hagerstown, MD, but it had a great program for undeclared students, something that Mason knew she would need. 

Aside from its proximity and academic offerings, Mason was enticed by YCP’s campus size as she explained, “There are enough people that you don’t know everyone, but there is always an opportunity to meet someone new.” Mason was also impressed by the College’s friendly atmosphere, recalling that students would constantly stop campus tours to say, “This school is really awesome, and you really should go here!”

Although entering YCP undeclared was a scary prospect for Mason, her advisors Adrian Kidman and Stephanie Perago provided the necessary support and guidance to get her through those panic moments when she thought, “I’m undeclared, and I don't know what to do!!”

Grateful for the assistance she has received as an undeclared student, Mason has returned the favor by becoming a peer advisor to other students in her same situation. In this role, Mason mentors a group of 15 undeclared students, reassuring them that, “I’m in the same boat as you, and we’ll figure this out together.” For all the time and energy she has devoted to these students, Mason has received much in return as she explained, “To work with these kids and help them figure out what they want to do, it’s also helping me figure out what I want to do.”   

After spending the past two years undeclared, Mason is strongly leaning toward a Public Relations major with a Business minor. Regardless of the path Mason eventually chooses, she is sure to have a bright, successful future ahead. 

If you'd like to see in person what York College can do for you, please schedule a visit.

written by Jennifer Hindley '17

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