Application Process

Step-By-Step Guide for Undergraduate Admissions

1. Complete Your Application

The first step towards becoming a York University student is filling out an application. Luckily our online application is quick, painless and absolutely FREE! 
 

2. Send in Transcripts 

After your application is complete, the next step is to send us your school transcripts and ACT/SAT or *TOEFL/Duolingo Certified English test scores.
*international students only

We require an official​ high school transcript from all undergraduate applicants. If you're a transfer student from another college or university, we'll need an official transcript from all the schools you've attended or attempted credit hours, this includes online. 

To send us your high school transcripts, simply print out the form below, fill it out, and hand it in to your Guidance Counselor. Transfers with 28 earned hours or more are not required to submit high school transcripts.

3. Send us your ACT or SAT scores

We will also need your ACT or SAT test scores.  Use the York University school code to make sure they get to us.
  • ACT Code: 2484
  • SAT Code: 6984​
To be accepted unconditionally, you will need to meet our admission requirements.
 

To be accepted unconditionally, student must meet these requirements:

  • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT score of 18 or an SAT score of 960 (940 if SAT taken prior to May 1, 2019).
  • Sub-scores in Math and English below requirement may require assigned level courses 


Note: Homeschoolers and those taking the GED must take the ACT or SAT to be considered for acceptance. Passing the GED equals a 2.0 GPA. To be accepted unconditionally, homeschoolers and those taking the GED must meet both GPA and ACT/SAT requirements.

27 earned college credit hours or less:​

  • Proof of high school graduation
  • Minimum ACT score of 18 or an SAT score of 970 (940 if SAT taken prior to May 1, 2019)
    • Sub-scores in Math and English below requirement may require assigned level courses
  • Minimum of a 1.6 cumulative GPA from all college transcripts

28-59 earned college credit hours:

  • Minimum of a 1.8 cumulative GPA from all college transcripts

60+ earned college credit hours:

  • Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA from all college transcripts
 

4. Complete FAFSA Application

Applying for Federal Financial Aid can seem overwhelming, so we've tried to breakdown the important steps in this process. If you have any questions, please contact the financial aid offices at 402-363-5625 or financialaid@york.edu.
 
 How to Apply for fafsa

5. Pay Enrollment Deposit & Reserve Housing

Once you've been accepted, the next step is to pay your $100 enrollment deposit. This deposit is fully refundable until August 1st (or December 21st if you are enrolling in the spring) and will allow you to reserve your housing, register for classes, and get your York University email credentials.

After completing your payment, you'll have the option to complete our housing form. Fill this out and we’ll save you a room at one of our residence halls or campus apartments.

NOTE: Even if you are not living in on-campus housing, the $100 enrollment deposit is required to enroll at York University. 
 
Pay Enrollment Deposit

Reserve Housing

6. Accept Financial Aid Package 

Once you're Final Accepted, you will need to accept your financial aid package. You will work through your Net Partner account for each step. If forms are required to complete then simply complete, sign and return them to York University by emailing  financialaid@york.edu or mail to:

York University
c/0 Laurie Briggs
1125 E. 8th St. 
York, NE 68467

7. Register for Classes

You're almost a YU Panther...you just need to register for classes. If you're an accepted student & you've paid your deposit, you will be able to register for classes once the course catalog is opened by our Registrar. Contact your admissions enrollment counselor to see if you're eligible to enroll. If you have any other questions, please call us at 402-363-5627.