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Academic Support for Non-Native English Speakers

YCP provides support resources and accommodations for students whose first language is not English.

Accommodations for Non-Native English Speakers

Students struggling with courses and assignments because of English language fluency may request the following to support their academic success:

  • 50% extra time on tests/exams
  • Use of Read & Write to help with translation
  • Recording of class lectures


Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to utilize accommodations for Non-Native English Speakers:

All scores are below the stated required minimum scores for international student admission. 

If you have not taken any of these tests before requesting accommodations, we encourage you to take the Duolingo English Test.


To begin the accommodations process, interested non-native English speakers should contact asc@ycp.edu.

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Other Support for Non-Native English Speakers

  • Writing Tutoring

    Writing tutors are available to help all students, including non-native English speakers, with all aspects of their writing, including understanding an assignment, following the norms of American academic discourse, and editing and proofreading their writing. Non-native English speakers might most benefit from in-person or Zoom appointments with tutors to support their needs.

    Visit the Writing and Communication Studio

  • Reading Support

    All students, including non-native English speakers might struggle to adjust to the expected reading load of college, or struggle with technical or scholarly sources. Academic coaches are available to support reading and reading comprehension.

    Learn more about Academic Coaching at YCP.

  • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

    The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) has several resources, including cultural student organizations like the Hispanic Culture Society and Unity. The SDI Office also provides support and resources for international students to help them transition smoothly to life at York College, and to have a successful and memorable experience in the United States.

Contact Us
Academic Success Center
Humanities, Room 01
Phone: 717.815.1296
Fall and Spring
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 - 11:30 a.m.