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Navigating the Commuting Experience at York College
Did you know commuters make up about one-third of York College’s undergraduate students? Learn from students, faculty, and staff who share their commuting experiences, as well as the resources commuter students can take advantage of.
York College Supports Students Who Decide to Take a Gap Year
Students have many reasons for taking a break between high school and college and even during college―to work, travel, or recharge mentally. York College of Pennsylvania strives to keep students engaged in the college experience throughout that time.
Our Favorite York College Traditions
Here at York College of Pennsylvania, our long-standing campus events and activities often serve not only students, but the community as a whole. And they make for some of our favorite YCP traditions!
5 Must-Have Apps for Every YCP Student
Check out some of our favorite apps to help make your college transition just a bit easier and help you keep up with everything happening at York College!
Top Questions To Ask On Your College Tour
There’s no doubt that the college visit is a vital component of your college search process. Once you get your visits scheduled, we recommend making a list of all the questions you’d like answered while you’re on campus.
Abby in Paris
York College partnered with a university that allowed me to take an entire course load while abroad and not miss a beat when it came to finishing my degree back home.
How to Graduate on Time
What steps do you need to take to stay on track with a four-year degree? Keep up with your courses and walk across the stage on time by checking these tips!
Why I Chose York College
College application season is upon us, and you may be trying to figure out where to apply, how you’ll know your school will be a good fit, and what being away from home is like. Here are some reasons why York College was a great fit for Julianna Orkin '22, and may be a great fit for you as you get ready to take the next step in your education.
Top 7 Reasons to Participate in Campus Recreation
As you journey through the college search process, the opportunity to get involved in campus recreation should be on your list of must-haves. Wondering what’s so important about campus recreation? Let us lay it out for you.
5 Reasons to Attend York College
Trying to decide which schools are worth your time and energy to research is hard. Trying to narrow down your top choices is even harder. Whether you’re just starting your college search or you’re trying to make your final decision about where to attend school, here are the top 5 reasons why you should choose York College.
Why is Visiting Colleges Important?
The campus visit is one of the most informative parts of your college search. Just think: Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Visiting a school you're interested in is a lot like taking that new car for a ride around the block.
The Art of Persistence
Hailey Kehoe ‘24 overcame a severe brain hemorrhage, multiple surgeries, and learning to walk again. Now, she’s planning to give back with a career in art therapy.
Parents and College Students: Building a Partnership that Works for Everyone
Starting college means taking on new challenges that you’ve prepared your entire life for. This is your opportunity to become more independent, set your goals, and start building your future. However, taking on this new-found independence does not mean leaving your parents behind as you move into the next phase of your life.
The Real Deal: Where to Get Money for College
Getting money to help cover college costs can help you minimize your monetary investment while still maximizing the investment you’re making in your future. After all, college really is an investment in YOU. So, get ready, because we’re going to dive deep into finances as we walk you through how to get the “big bucks” and afford your college education.
Choosing the Right College – In 5 Simple Steps
Whether you’re a high school senior counting down the days to graduation or a sophomore just beginning to explore your options, it’s never too late or early to begin planning for the future. This is the time to really start digging deeper into what makes a college the perfect fit for you.
What Are Nursing Clinicals?
As you research colleges for nursing and nursing programs, one of the terms you’re bound to come across is "clinicals" — and a good clinical experience can have a huge impact on the value of your nursing education. So what ARE clinicals, anyway?
Applying to College: The Application Packet
Now that you’ve decided where to apply, it’s time to get the application in order! An application for admission is broken into two general parts: the application itself and the additional information.
As a Spartan: Favorite YCP Memories
As we prepare for the pomp and circumstance of the Class of 2020’s big day, we posed a simple question to @YorkCollegePA’s Instagram Stories audience: What is your favorite YCP memory? We heard from this semester’s graduates, YCP alumni, and even a future Spartan—and in many ways, their answers told the story of our Spartan family.