Frequently Asked Questions
What are York College's Admissions Requirements?
To be admitted to York College, you must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Complete and return an admissions application form with a $20 application fee.
2. Provide the College with transcripts from each high school or college previously attended. You should present no less than three units of English and no less than nine units of additional academic subjects: foreign language, mathematics, natural science(s), and social science(s). The remainder of the units may be elective.
3. Provide the College with scores from the ACT (and/or SAT1) examinations.
4. Complete and send personal reference forms.
5. Students who are entering college for the first time and transfer students who are still freshmen must meet at least two of the following three criteria:
a. Have a final cumulative 8-semester high school (9-12 grades) grade point average of 2.00 or higher (on a scale of A= 4.00).
b. Graduate in the top half of your high school class, or
c. Composite of 18 or higher on a single national administration of the ACT (or 860+ on the SAT1).
How do I find out more about Scholarships, etc?
By contacting your Admissions Counselor, you can find out about all available scholarships, as well as, receive any other information that will help make your college transition easier.
How do I STAY eligible for Financial Aid?
Each year you must:
- Complete 24 hours of course credit.
- Keep a minimum GPA (Freshmen must keep a 1.6 the first year). If you have a specific award that requires a higher GPA, you must maintain the standards set by that award.
- A FAFSA must be completed EVERY year that you are in school.
Contact the Financial Aid office with any further questions.
How do I find out about Workstudy jobs on campus?
Workstudy is given as an option first to those students who are found to be need-based. However, anyone that would like to have a workstudy job may fill out an application. After all the need-based students have accepted or rejected their workstudy option; applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis. Meghan Salsbury in the Financial Aid office handles all YC job placement for students. Feel free to contact her with any questions.
Do I have to have a roommate?
As an under-classmen you can choose to have a roommate in our residence hall or you can also opt to pay extra for a private room. Upper-classmen have the option of remaining in a residence hall with or without a roommate or they can move into the on-campus apartments with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
What if I have a problem with my housing arrangements?
We work very hard to try to find compatible roommate situations and accommodate special requests for housing needs, however if you have a concern with your living arrangements once you arrive on campus, please contact your Resident Advisor or Residence Hall Manager to find a solution. If you are aware of a potential problem with your housing assignment before you get here, contact the Residence Life Coordinator.