Q. When are students eligible to register for the next semester?
A. Students are assigned an enrollment activity date in preparation for the next semester’s registration, this assigned date can be found in the student’s LionPath account. Students are encouraged to check LionPath and their email for important communication about registration. If questions arise, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 717-771-4057.
Q. Can my child schedule if there are holds on their account?
A. It depends, most holds will prevent registration but not always. It’s important that students are aware if there are holds on their account and how to address the holds with the appropriate office. Students are welcome to contact the Registrar’s Office (717-771-4057 or [email protected]) for help on who to contact for a hold.
Q. Do students have to apply for graduation?
A. Yes! There is an intent to graduate form that is required the semester the student plans to graduate. The information is noted on the academic calendar and reminder emails will be sent to the student’s Penn State email account. A student must complete the intent to graduate form to be considered for graduation.
Q. Who should students contact if they experience difficulties such as depression or anxiety?
A. Penn State York offers counseling and psychological services to all current students. Students interested in counseling services may call 717-771-4088 or e-mail Sarah Bender, counselor, [email protected]
Q. Are there required immunizations for attendance at Penn State?
A. Yes, the state of Pennsylvania requires proof of the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccination for all incoming students. Additionally, if you plan to live in Penn State residence halls, you will be required to receive the meningococcal vaccine.
Q. Is there a meal plan at Penn State York?
A. Yes, there is a commuter meal plan for use at Rosie’s Café. Meal plans can be purchased for fall semester until September 30, spring plans can be added until February 28. The meal plan provides for a 10 percent discount on all prepared foods at most campus locations. Purchasing a commuter meal plan also allows for the cost to be placed on the student’s bursar account with other university charges.
Q. How can my student feel more at home and get better connected at the campus?
A. Encouraging your student to get engaged in student life at Penn State is one of the best ways to help students feel connected. There are more than twenty student clubs and organizations, committees, events, activities, sporting events, the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, and much more. Your student could even form a new club as they are easy to get started at Penn State York.
Q. How does my student make sure they are taking the right courses for their major?
A. In addition to using resources like the Undergraduate Bulletin, all students enrolled in a degree program are assigned an academic advisor who helps the student understand which courses are required to make progress in their major. Students should contact their adviser at least once a semester to discuss their courses for future semesters. Advisor contact information can be found in LionPATH by clicking on “My Advisors” and by searching the campus directory.
Q. How can my student find out about internships and jobs/careers?
A. The Advising and Career Development office is available to assist Penn State York students with a wide range of career services individually and in group settings. Refer to their website for details.
Q. How can my student contact their academic adviser?
A. Students should have an assigned academic adviser posted in LionPATH by the time classes start in their first semester. One click in the upper right corner of the LionPATH Student Home Base will provide their adviser’s name and email address. Students who need assistance connecting with their adviser can contact the Advising and Career Development office.