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College Information and Announcements

Do you want to know how your AP scores will transfer to different colleges and universities?  College Board is here to help:

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Strategy Courses

Fully-qualified instructors will assist students in improving their math and critical reading/writing skills, as well as in providing guidance for test-taking strategies. The $275 tuition fee includes the College Board SAT Study Guide.

To learn more, and to register, students can go to SAT Preparation.


Please note that Penn State has moved into a test-optional evaluation process through the 2023 admissions cycle. We are making this change to give Penn State applicants a choice that will ease the anxiety that many future students and families are experiencing as a result of test-taking disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On behalf of York College, we would like to share with you an outstanding program from York College, the York College Promise.
The York College Promise provides eligible graduates from York County high schools with an opportunity to attend college as part of a cohort of fellow program participants who will live and learn together on campus.  Students will receive personalized support with academic advising, work-study job opportunities, and free tuition toward their cost of attendance at York College. 

The York College Promise provides several benefits to help you successfully earn your degree.

  • Free tuition for four years
  • Specialized academic advising
  • Work-study job opportunities on campus
  • Hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities through the Impact York program
  • A supportive cohort of fellow York College Promise students living on campus

Criteria for Program Participation

  • Students will be full-time, first-time students from York County.
  • Students must have graduated from a York County high school in good standing, and those who will be graduating in June 2021, or have been homeschooled in York County, with at least a 3.3 high school GPA.
  • Students must enroll at York College in the fall immediately following their high school graduation.
  • Students must be residential students, on campus, during their four years of college, and enrollment must be continuous every regular term.
  • Students must come from families whose Adjusted Gross Family Income, as indicated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is $75,000 or less and eligible for a Pell Grant award. 
For more information, and to apply for this program for Fall 2021, please access this link:
Seniors may also meet with their school counselor, should additional questions arise. offers a comprehensive guide to college searches/admissions: 
Coding bootcamps are a new alternative to traditional college degrees. Bootcamps teach students in-demand skills within the information technology industry and usually come with a much lower price tag than a college degree.

Coding Bootcamp

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Listen to this informational College Financial Aid and Career Navigation episode with Rachel Coleman about how students can write a powerful college admissions essay.


Here is what you can expect to learn from Ms Coleman's podcast:

• The college admissions essay’s elevated significance with many colleges going test-optional

• How a college essay helps a student “punch above” their GPA by showcasing other strengths

• The many different ways a college essay editor can help students of all abilities and in all aspects of the admission process

• The best time for a student to begin thinking about and developing their college essay

• How to choose the right topic for a college essay to make a student stand out

• The can’t-beat team that an essay editor and high-school counselor make to help prepare students for college



Listen to this informational College Financial Aid and Career Navigator episode with  Rachel Coleman about :


"How Important is a College Essay Editor in the College Admissions Process?"

Our team at BestColleges crafted a guide that provides ten resources to help teach your kids how to code. Check out below:
York College of Pennsylvania's "Making a Difference: Careers that Change Lives"
York College of Pennsylvania's School of Behavioral Sciences and Education invites high school Juniors interested in careers that specialize in working with people to attend a one-day on-campus event, Making a Difference: Careers that Change Liveson either Wednesday October 26, 2022 OR Thursday October 27, 2022 (8:30 AM - 1:15 PM).
Through participation in a variety of interactive sessions in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services, Psychology, Recreation Leadership, and Sociology/Equity Studies, students will learn about diverse employment opportunities in fields committed to meeting people's needs and improving their lives.
Please see your School Counselor if interested.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting five in-person PACAC Regional College Fairs this season! Please see the information below to register, and stay tuned for our exciting new virtual opportunity to be coming later this fall.


Delaware County at

PSU Brandywine

September 29th

6:30 - 8:00 PM Eastern


Bucks County at

Bucks County Community College

October 6th

6:30 - 8:00 PM Eastern


York County at

York College of Pennsylvania

October 10th

6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern


Montgomery County at

North Penn High School

October 11th

6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern


Berks County at

Albright College

October 12th

6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern


Click here to register! 


College Registration

A limited number of colleges will be accepted; no walk-in registrations will be admitted.  Early Bird fees are $105 for members; $145 for non-members.

Regular pricing will begin September 3rd. This fee does include the StriveScan scanning.


PACAC College Fair Policies

To read our full COVID-19 mitigation policy, please click here.


Student and Counselor Registration

Students, families, and other counseling professionals are all welcome to attend free of charge. Registration will open shortly at for a free barcode.