New Students

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

11/12/17

12pm-3pm

Open House

To help you with your college selection, we have put together a program designed especially for students. You'll have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and student organizations who can answer your questions and concerns.

RSVP at www.york.cuny.edu/openhouse2017

Freshman

Welcome Class of 2021!

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 complete and return the Freshman Admissions Response Form to inform us that you will be attending York College.  Please include your non-refundable $100 commitment deposit to the Admissions Office.  Your commitment deposit secures your enrollment at York.  This deposit will be applied toward your tuition when you enroll (This is not an additional fee).

Commitment deposit deadline for Fall semester:  May 1st

If you are admitted after May 1st, your commitment deposit is due 15 days after the date indicated on your admission letter.

Commitment deposit deadline for Spring semester:  December 15th

If you are admitted after December 15th, your commitment deposit is due 15 days after the date indicated on your admission letter.

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.  Please bring a print out of your SAR to verify your EFC.  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
CUNY Assessment Test (or exemption)

It's time to test!  Did you receive your testing information from the University Application Processing Center (UAPC)?  ALL students MUST take the math placement test (M3).  Uncertain if this pertains to you?  Stop by the Testing Center, Room AC-1G05, (718) 262-2010

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.  Bring all documents to the Health Services, Room AC-1F01, (718) 262-2050

Proof of Citizenship If required, proof of citizenship must be submitted to Room AC-1B07 so that your status can be updated in our files. Questions? (718) 262-2165.

High School Trancript

Once you graduate high school, bring your an official final high school transcript or original diploma indicating proof of graduation.

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?  Stop by the Financial Aid Office, Room AC-1M08. (718) 262-2230.

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!  Please contact the Academic Advisement at (718) 262-2280 to schedule an appointment to attend an advisement and registration workshop. 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 complete and return the Transfer Admissions Response Form to inform us that you will be attending York College.  Please include your non-refundable $100 commitment deposit to the Admissions Office.  Your commitment deposit secures your enrollment at York.  This deposit will be applied toward your tuition when you enroll (This is not an additional fee).

Commitment deposit deadline for Fall semester:  May 1st

If you are admitted after May 1st, your commitment deposit is due 15 days after the date indicated on your admission letter.

Commitment deposit deadline for Spring semester:  December 15th

If you are admitted after December 15th, your commitment deposit is due 15 days after the date indicated on your admission letter.

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.  Please bring a print out of your SAR to verify your EFC.  The sooner you file your FAFSA, the faster you will find out if you have been waived.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once the Admission Response Form form is submitted, it will take approximately 15 business days for the Office of the Registrar to complete your credit evaluation.  Your credit evaluation will show on your CUNYfirst account (see instructions below). 

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?  Stop by the Testing Center, Room AC1-G05, (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). Bring all documents to the Health Services, Room AC1-F01, (718) 262-2050.

Step 5

Academic Advisement

All students must see an academic advisor before enrollment.  Once your credit evaluation has posted on your CUNYFirst account, you can see an advisor.  Your status determines which office to be advised at:

Academic Advisement Center (2C01)

  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.

Class Schedule

Look at the schedule of classes for past and current semesters.

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

To accept your offer of admissions, please complete the Admissions Response Form found in your acceptance email.

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?  Stop by the Testing Center, Room AC1-G05, (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). Bring all documents to the Health Services, Room AC1-F01, (718) 262-2050.

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 (2C01)

  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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