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School Counselor Resources

As a high school counselor, you play an important role in the college-search process. Students look to you to help guide them in finding the right schools to apply to and to assist them with the application process. Here you will find resources to help your students learn more about York and what’s required to apply.

You’ll also find opportunities for you to learn more about York College and the different ways you can connect with us throughout the year. 

York's Early Decision deadlines are approaching. Important Updates for the 2022-2023 cycle:

  • Early Decision Application deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Early Decision Deposit deadline: December 15, 2022

York College is test optional. For more information click the Admissions Guidelines button below. 

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York’s Guide to Planning College A step-by-step guide for college-bound students

This guide, provided by York College, is presented in Five Steps. These steps will help your students plan for college, guide them through college, and prepare them for life after college.

Looking for something else?Check out the additional resources below!

  • Admissions Profile and Quick Facts

    Learn more about who we are.

    Admissions Profile: Class of 2021

    • Average GPA: 3.5
    • SAT mid-50% range: 1030-1210
    • ACT mid-50% range: 22-27

    York College at a Glance

    • 4,000+ undergraduate and graduate students
    • 70+ undergraduate majors
    • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
    • 176 full-time faculty
    • 190 acre, residential campus
    • 73% of first-year students live on campus
  • Space-limited Programs

    Requirements for our space-limited programs.

    Students applying for these programs are encouraged to supply a standardized test score, if possible. York College has expanded the TEST OPTIONAL path for students applying to these programs. More information on the requirements needed to apply can be found at www.ycp.edu/admissions.

    Program SAT ACT
    1100+ Total Score
    with a minimum 3.4 GPA
    22+ Composite Score
    with a minimum 3.4 GPA
    (Civil, Computer
    Electrical, and Mechanical)
    620+ Math Score
    26+ Math Score
    Computer Science
    530+ Math Score
    21+ Math Score
    Engineering Management
    590+ Math Score
    25+ Math Score
    980+ Total Score
    19+ Composite Score
    1050+ Total Score
    21+ Composite Score
    Respiratory Care
    1050+ Total Score
    20+ Composite Score
    Forensic Chemistry
    560+ Math Score
    23+ Math Score
    Medical Scholars with
    Penn State Hershey
    School of Medicine
    1370+ Total Score
    27+ Composite Score

  • Student Life and Activities

    We are more than just a great education.

    Student Activities

    • 100+ active campus student organizations
    • 100+ events hosted by our student-run Campus Activities Board
    • 800+ student leadership opportunities on campus
    • 62% of graduating seniors are involved in co-curricular activities during their time at YCP
    • 2,000+ students involved in clubs and organizations

     Intercultural Life

    The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming involves students and employees at York College in fun events and learning opportunities that help us embrace our differences.

    Leadership Programs

    Our student leadership programs are grounded in the belief that leadership is a learned process that includes people facilitating positive social change within their communities. The purpose of the student leadership programs are to provide opportunities for students to explore their personal leadership identity, develop and enhance leadership competencies, and prepare students for college and community leadership roles.

    Campus Recreation and Athletics

    Students can play for one of our 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams , participate in one of our 30 competitive club and intramural sports, or stay physically fit in our state-of-the-art Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.

  • Counselor Visits and Special Events

    We want to meet you!

    Counselor Events

    Keep an eye out for upcoming events in your area! These events can include:

    • Breakfast with York College's President, Dr. Gunter-Smith
    • Luncheons & Receptions

    Join us during an upcoming virtual college fair!

    • CACRAO (North & South Carolina)
      • There are currently no upcoming events
    • NACAC (National)
      • There are currently no upcoming events
    • NJACAC   (New Jersey)
      • There are currently no upcoming events
    • NYSACAC (New York)
      • There are currently no upcoming events
    • PACAC (Pennsylvania)
      • There are currently no upcoming events
    • VACRAO (Virginia)
      • There are currently no upcoming events

  • Resources

    YCP Codes

    • FAFSA: 003399
    • SAT: 2991
    • ACT: 3762

    Student Services

    We offer more to our students than just study help. We have everything they need to achieve academic success.

    Transferring Dual Enrollment Credits to York College

    York College transfers in credits from all regionally accredited institutions. If a student has completed a Dual Enrollment program through an accredited college, while in high school, we will review this for transfer credit. The student will need to submit an official college transcript to the York College Admissions Office as part of their application process to have their credits reviewed.

    Official transcripts can be mailed to:

    York College Admissions
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403
  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    Be sure to share these dates with your students!

    Early Decision 
    Application Deadline
    Monday, November 1, 2021
    Early Decision
    Deposit Deadline
    Wednesday, December 15, 2021
     Regular Decision
    Deposit Deadline
    York College offers rolling admission,
    however we encourage admitted
    students to submit their deposit
    by Saturday, May 1, 2022
    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Contact Us
Admissions Office
Miller Administration Building, 111
Phone: 717.849.1600
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet our Admissions team

Check out our upcoming visit opportunities!