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York College of Pennsylvania - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Academic Preparation
In general, the applicant’s secondary school program should include a minimum of the following units: four in English; three in social studies; three in academic math (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry); three in laboratory science; and two in foreign languages. Admission decisions are based upon a formula that takes into account high school performance and SAT (Critical Reading and Math scores only) or ACT scores, as well as the personal character and qualities of the applicant. Minimum acceptable SAT or ACT score standards are established at the beginning of every academic year.

Admissions Policy
It is the policy of York College of Pennsylvania to grant admission to qualified applicants in accord with the College's non-discrimination policy. An applicant who fulfills admission requirements is given every possible consideration given the capacity limits of our housing and classroom facilities.

York College endeavors to admit students whose records indicate that they possess the qualities needed to achieve academic success in the academic program they intend to pursue. York seeks students who are strongly motivated to excel in college, and who are prepared to accept and fulfill collegiate responsibilities.

Applicants for admission must have graduated from an approved secondary school or have earned a state equivalency diploma prior to their enrollment at York College. Applicants must present academic records and standardized test scores which the College believes demonstrate achievement and ability commensurate with curricular expectations.


Students seeking admission to York College should follow these recommended procedures:

1. Apply online anytime at
2. Submit an official transcript of secondary school grades.
3. Take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT) (optional writing test is required) by January of the senior year. Information about the examination may be obtained from the high school guidance office.
4. Applicants are invited to forward letters of recommendation to the Admissions Office as supporting documents.
5. Applicants who have received college credits at another institution will need to submit an official transcript.
4. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the SATII English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).

All applicants are urged to visit the campus. Group presentations followed by the campus tour are offered daily. Register your visit online.

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