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Penn State York has a reputation for providing both a nurturing and challenging environment to its students. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and often involve them in their research. Staff provide both academic and social support through a variety of services, programs, and activities. We are as interested in your success as you are.

Are You a First-year Student?

First-year students are those who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent by the time they enroll at Penn State. These applicants include high school graduates attending other regionally accredited colleges or universities who have attempted fewer than 18 semester hours, and individuals who have enrolled in other institutions before graduating from high school, regardless of the number of credits attempted. High school students who have attended Penn State on a nondegree basis are considered first-year applicants.

More information for First-Year students can be found at our Undergraduate Admissions Web site.

Meet Jamie Golden, a junior at Penn State. Jamie started her Penn State career in York and is now completing her chemistry degree at University Park. Check out why Jamie chose Penn State York to begin her education.