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Congratulations on your acceptance to York College! Here you will find many resources to help you make a smooth transition into York College.

Information Updates for After You are Accepted!

Date Event/Activity Description

6/11

Meet the Director of Admissions

Are you interested in connecting with the Director of Admissions at York College? We welcome you to join us virtually! Connect with us to learn more about York College, registration, student life, and the many other things that make York College unique!  RSVP Today!

 

6/18

Meet the Director of Admissions

Are you interested in connecting with the Director of Admissions at York College? We welcome you to join us virtually! Connect with us to learn more about York College, registration, student life, and the many other things that make York College unique! RSVP Today!

7/5

Meet the Director of Admissions

Are you interested in connecting with the Director of Admissions at York College? We welcome you to join us virtually! Connect with us to learn more about York College, registration, student life, and the many other things that make York College unique! 

Freshman

Welcome Class of 2025!

Please notify us of your intention to attend as soon as possible.  

If you choose to accept York's offer of admissions, please follow the steps below:

How to Enroll at York College

Step 1

Accept Your Offer of Admission

To accept your offer of admissions, please log into your CUNYfirst account and navigate to your "Student Center". 

All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable $100 commitment deposit. The commitment deposit will confirm your enrollment at York. It will be applied towards your tuition.

If you have any additional questions, please email us at admissions@york.cuny.edu or join our virtual walk-in hours.

Note: If you applied for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your Student Aid Report (SAR) has an estimated family contribution (EFC) of 3000 or less, you may be waived from the commitment deposit. The sooner you file your FAFSA, the faster you will find out if you have been waived.

Step 2

Submit all documentation to the appropriate campus offices.

Documents Description
   
Proof of Immunization

All freshman students MUST submit a completed immunization form (and signed by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18), AND submit proof of immunizations/vaccines (2 measles, 1 mump, and 1 rubella after one year of age).  You MUST also clear your meningitis block and, if applicable, submit proof of the meningitis vaccine (please find a handout in the Welcome packet which provides further information on proof of immunization/meningitis requirements).  Remember, you cannot register for classes until you submit all of the documents above.  The Student Health Services Center can be reached via email at StudHealthSvcCtr@york.cuny.edu for any inquiries or other types of communications.

Proof of Citizenship If required, we will notify you if you need to submit proof of citizenship.  It must be submitted to Admissions so that your status can be updated in our files. Questions? Please email admissions@york.cuny.edu.

High School Transcript

Once you graduate high school, submit your official final high school transcript or original diploma indicating proof of graduation to https://admitdocs.york.cuny.edu/.

FAFSA completion (optional)

Need financial aid to help pay for school?  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov. Make sure to include York College/CUNY School Code: 004759.  Be sure to use your parent’s income tax return when inputting the data requested on the FAFSA form.  Questions? Please email  finaid@york.cuny.edu

New York State Residency

Students applying for in-state tuition must have resided in New York State, with the intent to stay, for at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying for a determination. Students must submit proper documentation along with the CUNY Residency Application (pdf). You are responsible for the payment of any and all out-of-state tuition by the tuition due date on your bill until your request for New York State residency status has been reviewed and a decision has been made in your favor.

 

Nonresidents of New York State and Other Categories of Students Who Qualify for the Resident Tuition Rate

Nonresidents of New York State and out-of-status (undocumented) students who attended a New York State high school for at least two years and graduated, or obtained a New York State GED diploma, may apply for in-state tuition if they apply to CUNY within five years of receiving their diploma.

Step 3

Claim and Use your CUNYfirst

CUNYfirst will be your student account to enroll in classes and view financial aid and billing information.

  • Claim your account in CUNYfirst account
  • CUNYfirst system will send messages only to your York College email address. Make sure that you have activated your York email account.
  • CUNYfirst will be your student account to enroll in classes and view financial aid and billing information.
  • After claiming your account, it is imperative that you keep your CUNYfirst ID (EMPLID) handy, as your Social Security number will no longer be used to access student record
  • Contact the IT Help Desk by using Y-connect or calling (718) 262-5311, if your account does not appear to be working properly. 

Step 4

Academic Advisement

Congratulations! You are now ready to register for classes!  The Academic Advisement Center will send you an email to make an appointment to virtually meet with an academic advisor. Please check your email and if you have any questions, please contact the Academic Advisement Center at firstyearscholars@york.cuny.edu. Enjoy your first semester at York College! 

Step 5

Orientation and First Year Experience (FYE) Program

Orientation is one of the valuable first steps a student takes when entering York College.  Orientation prepares students for their at York College. It gives students both "campus competence" and "campus confidence," as they learn where classes are located, what to expect from professors, how to tap into college resources and support services, and much more. Orientation is the "experience that starts students on their journey to graduation/success."

The FYE program is a comprehensive program of academic and co-curricular activities specially designed to assist you in making a successful transition to college life at York. It is our hope that you will feel like a member of the York family from the first day you step on campus.

This page has been created to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding your admission to York College. Please visit often for important updates.

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Transfer

Welcome!

Please notify us of your intention to attend as soon as possible.  

If you choose to accept York's offer of admissions, please follow the steps below:

How to Enroll at York College

Step 1

Accept Your Offer of Admission

To accept your offer of admissions, please log into your CUNYfirst account and navigate to your "Student Center".

All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable $100 commitment deposit. The commitment deposit will confirm your enrollment at York. It will be applied towards your tuition.

Note: If you applied for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your Student Aid Report (SAR) has an estimated family contribution (EFC) of 3000 or less, you may be waived from the commitment deposit.  The sooner you file your FAFSA, the faster you will find out if you have been waived.

New York State Residency

Students applying for in-state tuition must have resided in New York State, with the intent to stay, for at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying for a determination. Students must submit proper documentation along with the CUNY Residency Application (pdf). You are responsible for the payment of any and all out-of-state tuition by the tuition due date on your bill until your request for New York State residency status has been reviewed and a decision has been made in your favor. 

 

Nonresidents of New York State and Other Categories of Students Who Qualify for the Resident Tuition Rate

Nonresidents of New York State and out-of-status (undocumented) students who attended a New York State high school for at least two years and graduated, or obtained a New York State GED diploma, may apply for in-state tuition if they apply to CUNY within five years of receiving their diploma.

Step 2  

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once you accepted the offer of admissions, the Admissions Office will forward your transcripts to the Office of the Registrar for an evaluation of your transfer credits. Once your credits are posted on your CUNYfirst account, you will be notified via email regarding academic advisement. 

Step 3

Health Services

All students MUST submit a completed immunization form (and signed by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18) AND submit proof of immunizations/vaccines (2 Measles, 1 Mumps, and 1 Rubella after one year of age). The Student Health Services Center can be reached via email at StudHealthSvcCtr@york.cuny.edu for any inquiries or other types of communications.

Step 4 

Academic Advisement

All students must see an academic advisor before enrollment.  Again, once your credit evaluation has posted on your CUNYFirst account, our Academic Advisement Center will send you an email to make an appointment to virtually meet with an academic advisor. For more information, please visit: https://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/advisement/transfer-students or email at transferscholars@york.cuny.edu

Step 3

Health Services

All students MUST submit a completed immunization form (and signed by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18) AND submit proof of immunizations/vaccines (2 Measles, 1 Mumps, and 1 Rubella after one year of age). The Student Health Services Center can be reached via email at StudHealthSvcCtr@york.cuny.edu for any inquiries or other types of communications.

Step 4 

Academic Advisement

All students must see an academic advisor before enrollment.  Again, once your credit evaluation has posted on your CUNYFirst account, our Academic Advisement Center will send you an email to make an appointment to virtually meet with an academic advisor. For more information, please visit: https://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/advisement/transfer-students or email at transferscholars@york.cuny.edu

 

International

Welcome!

Please notify us of your intention to attend as soon as possible.  

If you choose to accept York's offer of admissions, please follow the steps below:

How to Enroll at York College

Step 1

Accept Your Offer of Admissions

Please confirm your decision to attend York College by logging into your CUNYfirst account and navigate to your "Student Center". 

Note: All conditionally accepted students must complete the CUNY Assessment Tests mentioned in the acceptance email.

Certificate of Eligibility

All students are required to complete and return form SEVIS I-20 to York College.

Note: Students currently studying in the US must also complete Transfer Enrollment Status form (refer to your acceptance email if you are required to complete this form).

Step 2

Claim and Use your CUNYfirst

CUNYfirst will be your student account to enroll in classes and view financial aid and billing information.

  • Claim your account in CUNYfirst account
  • CUNYfirst system will send messages only to your York College email address. Make sure that you have activated your York email account.
  • CUNYfirst will be your student account to enroll in classes and view financial aid and billing information.
  • After claiming your account, it is imperative that you keep your CUNYfirst ID (EMPLID) handy, as your Social Security number will no longer be used to access student record
  • Contact the IT Help Desk by using Y-connect or calling (718) 262-5311, if your account does not appear to be working properly.

Step 3

Testing

It's time to test!  Did you receive your testing information from the University Application Processing Center (UAPC)?  ALL students MUST be tested for math placement status (M3), even if you are skills exempt.  Uncertain if this pertains to you?  Ask the Testing Center, (718) 262-2010.

Step 4

Health Services

All students MUST submit a completed immunization form (and signed by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18), AND submit proof of immunizations/vaccines (2 Measles, 1 Mumps and 1 Rubella after one year of age). Submit all documents to the Health Services.

Step 5

Academic Advisement

All students must see an academic advisor before enrollment. Your status determines which office to be advised at:

Academic Advisement Center

  1. First year students who have fewer than 30 credits (29.9 or lower).
  2. New transfer and continuing students who are undeclared, that is, students who have yet to officially choose a major. (This group does not include those undeclared students who have stated an intention to apply to one of the Professional Programs: HE/PE, Nursing, OT, Social Work, Teacher Ed )

Academic Departments

  1. New transfer students and continuing students who have officially chosen a major are advised by the academic department of the major.
  2. New transfer and continuing students who are undeclared, but have stated an intention to apply to one of the professional programs (HE/PE, Nursing, OT, Social Work, Teacher Ed) are advised by the academic department of the major.

Please visit the International Admissions webpage.

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