College Connections


College Fair at York CatholicCollege Timelines for Juniors and Seniors

Students interested in continuing their education at a college or university should follow the links below for calendar
planning and guidelines regarding preparing for the applications and admissions process.

College Timeline for Juniors 2017-18

College Timeline for Seniors 2017-18


College Financial Aid

Tiffanie DeVan from Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) presented to York Catholic junior and senior parents in 2016 how the financial aid system works.  Click here for her informative Power Point presentation.  You are welcome to contact PHEAA if you have questions.  Contact information is in the Power Point presentation.


College/University Visits to York Catholic

Many colleges and universities visit York Catholic September through November to make presentations and answer questions about their institution.  Juniors and seniors must sign-up in the Career Room to attend these presentations.  All presentations are held in the Career Room.  Click here for the list of visits scheduled September-November 2017.


Students Visiting Colleges or Career Shadowing

Click here for the College Visit – Shadowing Request form.

Penn State-York Shadowing Any junior or senior interested in attending Penn State-York campus should consider being a student for a day.  Shadow a current Penn State-York student, attend classes, and eat in the Lion’s Den Cafe.  Register online at  For more information, contact the secretary in the career room.

The United States Naval Academy:  Who gets in, what is it like, what do they do? Click here for a link to the Forbes magazine article from April 10, 2012.

College Board College Board has a NEW toll-free customer service number that students and their families can reach from anywhere in the US…it is 866-756-7346.


College Fairs & Open Houses

Click here for a list of Local College Fairs. For more College Fair information, visit

Click here for College Open Houses.


Higher Education & Career Planning

PHEAA’s award-winning career and college planning website is designed to equip youth (6th – 12th graders) and adults with practical higher education and career planning guidance.  The Guidance Office includes Education Planner in the career exploration process for 11th and 12th graders. provides a variety of free services: Career assessments, national under-graduate and graduate school searches, trade and technical school searches, a virtual career center (resume and cover letter writing tools, job search strategies and interview tips, etc.), financial aid services including one of the world’s largest scholarship databases, practice exams for the PSAT/SAT/GRE/GMAT/MCAT, and many other helpful features.  In 2011, the Parent Education Network highly recommended as a great tool in college planning.


PA Institutions of Post-secondary and Higher Ed Map

The map lists all degree-granting institutions approved to operate in PA. The map may be viewed on the PA Department of Education’s website: click on Programs – then Programs H-N – then in the drop-down menu, click on PA Institutions of Postsecondary and Higher Education Map.


Helpful College Links

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