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We’re pleased that you are considering Penn State as a college choice. Penn State York offers traditional undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit education. As a student you will experience the excitement of innovative teaching and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. We encourage students to make friends, join clubs and organizations and be an active part of the community. Your success is as important to us as it is to you.

At Penn State York, we understand the special needs of our busy adult student population. We realize that many of you have decided to pursue a degree program at the same time you are juggling full-time jobs, and/or raising a family. You may have reached a point in your career in which you must meet additional educational requirements in order to advance, or maybe you are ready to take the first steps toward the pursuit of an entirely new career. We acknowledge and sympathize with the time constraints of your demanding schedules. Enrolling at Penn State York will provide you with an opportunity to study with faculty who are sensitive to your individual needs and dedicated to providing you with the tools and information you need to reach your program goals in as reasonable a time frame as your schedule permits.

More than 160 Penn State majors can be started at Penn State York and completed at University Park or another Penn State location. Ten baccalaureate degrees can be completed at York as well as six associate degrees. For more information, see: Academics.

For purposes of admission to Penn State, you will need to determine if you would be considered a First-year Student or a Transfer Student.

First-Year Student

A first-year student is someone who has earned a high school diploma or GED and has enrolled in fewer than 18 credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Adult Learner First-year Student - Apply to Penn State

Transfer Student

A transfer student is someone who has earned a high school diploma or the equivalent and has attempted at least 18 credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities before enrolling at Penn State.

Adult Learner Transfer Student - Apply to Penn State


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Contact Information

717-771-4040 or


Penn State York
Admissions Office
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403

Adult Education Coordinator:
Annie Haines

Admissions application

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Applications may also be requested from Penn State York by calling 717-771-4040 or 1-800-PSU-6227