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courses immediately after work. Rather than leaving
the job, driving home and meeting their many home
and family responsibilities and then having to drive
back to campus for an evening class, these individu-
als can now attend classes on their way home from
work. In scheduling these courses, the college has
attempted to provide for those individuals working a
regular 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. day shift as well as
those clerical and administrative employees who fin-
ish their workday at 5:00 p.m. For the first of these
two groups. The Twilight Learning Program offers
two late afternoon class times: Monday-Wednesday
4:00 to 5:25 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday 4:00 to
5:25 p.m. Those individuals working until 5:00 p.m.
can enroll in two early evening times: Monday-
Wednesday 5:25 to 6:50 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday
5:25 to 6:50 p.m.

This program should also facilitate the academic
program of those individuals already enrolled in our
evening program. These students will now be able to
enroll in their courses in two evenings. Rather than
having to allocate another night per week to attend a
third class, the student will now be able to enroll in a
5:20 p.m. Twilight Learning class, have time for a
snack on campus and remain for their evening class.

Hanover Classes

With the cooperation of the Hanover Chamber of
Commerce and the Hanover School District, YCP of-
fers a wide choice of courses in Hanover, Pa., about
15 miles southwest of York.

Summer Sessions

Classes are offered for thirteen weeks through-
out the summer, divided into three sessions of a
three-week and two five-week sessions. These classes
are held during the day or in the evening. The sum-
mer classes are given for the following reasons:

1. Provide an opportunity for students to make
up work in courses for which their perform-
ance fell below acceptable standards.

2. Assist continuing students who desire to ac-

celerate their program toward early gradua-
tion without the pressure of a full-day

3. Enable students in other colleges who desire
to pick up additional credits for transfer to
their own institutions.

4. Provide an opportunity for high school gradu-
ates who wish to enroll in college courses be-
fore beginning their first semester in Septem-

5. Facilitate the program of part-time matricu-
lated students who wish to further their pro-
gram through summer study.

6. Enable those high school students who have
completed their junior year and who are rec-
ommended by their high school principal or
high school guidance counselor to begin
college studies.

All college services are available to summer stu-
dents; including parking, library services, scheduled
summer activities using the gymnasium and swim-
ming pool, dormitory accommodations, advising and
counseling services and the use of the Student-

Summer courses are of the same qualty and
number of class hours as those in the academic year,
and most are taught by full-time faculty members.
Students enrolled in a summer session will take a
maximum of six credit hours for each five-week ses-
sion. Under special conditions, a student may enroll
for a maximum of seven credit hours, depending
upon his academic competence and/or the advice of
his advisor and approval of the Director of Special
Programs. There are no requirements for admission
to the Summer program except a high school diploma
or the equivalent G.E.D.

Brochures are provided for both the Evening and
Summer Session. They may be obtained by either
writing or calling the:

Director of Special Programs

York College of Pennsylvania

Country Club Road

York, Pennsylvania 17403-3426

Phone: 846-7788, Ext. 229


Academic Advising

Faculty members give academic advising to those
students who require it at any time during the aca-
demic year, but especially prior to registration peri-
ods. In addition to the academic advisors, there are
counselors trained in student affairs work who will be

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able to assist the student in solving his academic
problems as well as those problems that mav be eco-
nomic or social in nature. All students are urged to
become acquainted with the Director of Academic
Ad\'ising whenever they are in need of help.

Adding and Dropping a Course

If a student wishes to add a course beyond the
normal load, he must have the permission of the
Dean of Academic Affairs. The actual change is made
through the Scheduling Office which is located in the
East end of the Administration Building.

Courses may only be added during the first week
of the semester.

Anyone who is enrolled for more than 18 credits
as of the last day to add a class will be billed for those
additional credits whether or not the student drops
below 19 credits at a future time during the semester.
The withdrawal will have no bearing on the financial

A student who wishes to drop a course should
discuss this with his advisor, fill out the Change in
Student Record Form, secure the professor's signa-
ture, and return the form to the Records Office. The
last date for dropping a course will be November 15
during the Fall semester and April 15 during the
Spring semester. No course may be dropped after
that date.
Advanced Placement

Ad\'anced placement and college credit may be
granted to entering students who perform satisfacto-
rilv on the College Board Advanced Placement Exam-
inations, or the Achievement Test of the College En-
trance Examination Board or the College Level
Examination Program, American College Testing/PEP
examination, or other proficiency tests as may be al-
lowed bv the Dean of Academic Affairs of the College
and the chairman of the department in which ad-
\anced placement is sought. Likewise, any student
who has matriculated and by virtue of previous expe-
rience, training, and background believes that he has
sufficient knowledge to pass a course b\' examination
shall, upon petition to the appropriate department
chairman, be given a suitable examination for the
course desired.

The following regulations apply to students who
earn credit and/or advanced standing:

1. The department chairman or the student may
initiate procedures resulting in credit or ad-
vanced standing for a course.

2. College credit will be granted to entering
freshmen who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the
individual subject tests of the College Board
Advanced Placement Examinations.

3. Credit will be granted for a score of 50 or more
on the objective portion of the single subject
examination of the College Level Examination
Program Test. Up to thirty (30) credit hours
may be granted for satisfactory scores on the
General Examination of the College Level
Examination Program. No more than six (6)
credit^ shall be granted for any one of the five
tests in the battery. To obtain credit the stu-
dent must score above the 40th percentile in
each test.

4. Courses for which credit and/or advanced
placement has been granted will be noted on
the permanent record and will represent
credit for, or a waiver of, a specific course
whichever is appropriate.

5. The maximum number of credits which any
one person may earn by advanced placement
and/or credit by examination is 60.

6. The granting of advanced standing only will
not affect the total credits necessary for gradu-

7. The department chairman and Dean of Aca-
demic Affairs will determine what is a satis-
factory score on performance tests used by the
College other than the College Board Ad-
vanced Placement Examinations, College
Level Examination Program, and the Ameri-
can College Testing/PEP examinations.

Credit by Examination

Matriculated students may challenge a course in
this manner. This enables the individual who has
knowledge in a subject area to demonstrate mastery
of the material and thus obtain college credit.

1. All applications for examination should be
made in writing to the appropriate depart-
ment chairman on forms available in the Aca-
demic Dean's Office.

2. A student may not challenge any course re-
quired for graduation during the last semes-
ter. Any exception must be approved by the
Dean of Academic Affairs.

3. Credit earned in a course taken by examina-
tion, 2 level ("C") work or better, shall be re-
corded together with quality points on the
permanent record.

4. The maximum number of credits which any
one person may earn by credit by examination
and/or advanced placement is 60.

5. Examinations shall be prepared at the direc-
tion of the Dean of Academic Affairs in con-
junction with the department chairman or
appropriate instructor or instructors and are

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normally not less than three hours in length.

Independent Study

The Independent Study Program affords an op-
portunity for the student who wishes to undertake a
well-defined research project. While the student con-
ducts his work under the guidance of a faculty mem-
ber of his own choosing, the project is carried out in
an independent manner without regular class meet-
ings. Effective independent study is characterized by
a reduction in formal instruction and an increase in
the individual student's responsibility and initiative
in the learning process. A student who wishes to
elect an independent study course and who meets
the requirements is instructed to complete, with his
faculty sponsor, an application form that describes
precisely the nature of the project.


A number of academic departments have devel-
oped a variety of off-campus internship programs.
These programs permit students to spend approxi-
mately ten hours per week as an employee/volunteer
in a company, social service center, or law enforce-
ment agency. Time is spent on campus analyzing,
sharing and relating the practical to the theoretical. A
faculty member from the appropriate department
supervises the student involved in each internship.

Internships are available to students who have
earned 60 or more undergraduate credits and accu-
mulated a 2.5 grade point average. Approval from the
department chairman and the Dean of Academic Af-
fairs must also be obtained.

Normal Credit Load

While the regular full tuition permits a student to
carry up to 18 credit hours each semester most stu-
dents will carry a 15-hour load plus physical educa-

Certain students may wish to carry more than 18
credits during a particular semester. This should be

discussed with the academic advisor and requires
approval from the Dean of Academic Affairs. There is
an additional fee for each credit beyond 18. This fee
applies for any academic credits, such as laboratories
and physical education.

Anyone who is enrolled for more than 18 credits
as of the last day to add a class will be billed for those
additional credits whether or not the student drops
below 19 credits at a future time during the semester.
The withdrawal will have no bearing on the financial


All students will be notified when to come to the
College to register for their classes. This is usually
sometime during a two-day period immediately pre-
ceding the beginning of classes and represents a time
when students complete schedules, pay necessary
fees, purchase textbooks and prepare to attend for-
mal classes.

The registration period is not a time for guidance
and counseling in depth. Students are urged to see
their academic advisor or the Director of Academic
Advising during the semester or summer prior to the
registration period. In this way they can work out
programs of study to insure that graduation require-
ments will be met and that they are making normal
progress toward degrees.

Evening Session registration is held according to
a schedule developed by the Dean of Academic Af-
fairs. At that time, the student may select his course
with competent assistance by a faculty advisor.


York College students may take designated
courses on a pass-fail basis. Those courses which are
offered with this as a possibility will be indicated in
the course booklet which is prepared each semester.
Students may take up to two courses per academic
year with a maximum of eight such courses in a stu-
dent's undergraduate program. Students may not
take courses which are required in their major field
on a pass-fail basis.


Both male and female students may enroll in the
Army ROTC program. Military Science (ROTC) is
taught on campus through a cross-enrollment agree-
ment with Gettysburg College, the ROTC host insti-
tution. Successful completion of the program quali-
fies the student for commission as a Second Lieuten-
ant in the United States Army.

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Most students opt to participate in the 4-year
ROTC program, comprised of a Basic Course (fresh-
man and sophomore years) and an Advanced Course
(junior and senior years). No obligation is incurred bv
Basic Course enrollment. The best qualified appli-
cants are accepted into the Advanced Course. Such
students agree to complete the ROTC program, at-
tend a 6-\veek ROTC Advanced Camp, normally be-
tvveen the junior and senior year, accept a commis-
sion in the Army, and complete an active ser\'ice
tour, after graduation, of either 3 to 6 months or 3
vears, depending on Army needs and individual
preferences. Advanced Course cadets receive a sub-
sistence allowance of SlOO per school month plus a
salar\' for Advanced Camp attendance.

Students may also join the Corps through the
2-year program by attending a salaried 6-vveek ROTC
Basic Camp, thus qualifying for Advanced Course
entry. Individuals with prior military or junior
ROTC experience may be allowed direct entr)' into
the Advanced Course, contingent upon the quality of
their academic and service records.

Academic credits, valid toward graduation re-
quirements in the electives area, accrue from success-
ful completion of each Military Science course (pages
130 and 131).


As a service to all full-time and part-time stu-
dents, York College provides a Writing Center. Dur-
ing the Fall and Spring semesters, students may sign
up for private consultations on a particular assign-
ment or problem, and receive help from an experi-
enced tutorial staff. Faculty from all disciplines may
refer students to the Center for help, or students may
go to the Center without being referred and receive
assistance before they submit an assignment.


Absence from Examinations

Students are expected to have completed all ex-
aminations offered in each course. A fee of $5 may be
charged for each examination to make up grades of
Incomplete and for examinations given outside the
final examination schedule.

If a student misses an examination, it is his re-
sponsibility to arrange with his instructor for the

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. In
those cases where individual faculty members ob-
serve academic dishonesty, the student involved will
receive a grade of "F" or "0" in the course and a brief
written report will be forwarded to the Academic
Dean through the Chairman for inclusion in a special
file to be kept in the Dean's office. A copy of this
report along with a statement of the consequences of
this behavior will be sent to the student concerned. In
those cases where a student receives a second dishon-
esty report, the student will, under normal circum-
stances, be suspended from the College. The Dean
shall inform the Academic Standards Committee of
any such action. The student may appeal such a sus-
pension through the normal appeals procedure.

Academic Standards Committee

The Academic Standards Committee of the Col-
lege is responsible for making recommendations re-
garding matters of an academic nature, including cri-
teria for admission, probation and suspension of
students, and a review of cases which cannot be
properly handled by fixed rules. The committee may
make recommendations concerning disciplinary
action when academic matters are involved, if re-
quested to do so by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Grading System

The grading system at York College has a range
of 4.0 to grouped as follows:

Grade Description

4 Excellent

3 Good

2 Average

1 Passing (minimum)

Failing Course

1 Incomplete (see "Incomplete Work"

concerning eligibility and deadline.)
P-F Designated courses will receive the

grade of "P" or "F". Credit hours in
a course receiving a "P" (Passed)
will be noted under credits passed

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and will count toward graduation.
These courses will not carry
Quality Points.
Au Audit — no credit
W Withdrew from course or college

prior to November 15 during the
Fall semester and April 15 during
the Spring semester.


Students or members of the community who
wish to audit a class will be accommodated after full-
time students have enrolled for the various classes by
paying a nominal fee, as shown in the Tuition and
Fees section. The regulations affecting auditors are
these: no attendance is taken; no assignments are
made or papers corrected; no examinations are taken,
and no credits are given.

Changes from credit to audit or vice versa are not
permitted after the third class session.

Laboratory or skill courses must be taken for

The Grade Point Average

The grade point average is computed by multi-
plying the hours of credits in a course by the grade
earned for all courses completed and dividing the
total number of points by the total number of credit
hours completed.

Example: A student carrying 16 credit hours and
receiving for his first term's work the following
grades would have a grade point average of 2.5.




1st subject





2nd subject





3rd subject





4th subject





5th subject





Physical Education







Grade Point Average 40 ^ 16 = 2.5


At the end of each semester, the Dean of Aca-
demic Affairs will publish a list of students carrying at
least twelve academic credit hours exclusive of Physi-
cal Education whose semester grades average 3.5 or

The student will be eligible for graduation hon-
ors based upon his academic college record (this
would include the previous record of transfer stu-
dents). The transfer student would be eligible, but
must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
of academic work at York College. The honors will be
awarded on the basis of the cumulative grade point

average of all college work, through seven semesters.

1. Summa Cum Laude — Graduates attaining a
3.9 or higher;

2. Magna Cum Laude — Graduates attaining a
3.6 or higher;

3. Cum Laude — Graduates attaining a 3.3 or

Incomplete Work

A student may receive an "incomplete" for a
course when illness, family tragedy or similar diffi-
culty makes it impossible for him to complete the re-
quirements of the course. A written request for an
"Incomplete" must be submitted through the instruc-
tor to the department chairman prior to the end of the
course. This work must be completed within two cal-
endar months from the time the incomplete grade
was given or the student will automatically receive a
grade of "0".

The student has the responsibility to contact the
professor and make arrangements to complete the
work. On rare occasions the deadline may be ex-
tended but only if prior permission has been granted
through the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Probation and Suspension

A student's academic work will be considered
unsatisfactory whenever his cumulative quality point
average falls below 2.00. The academic records of all
such students will be examined by the Dean of Aca-
demic Affairs at the conclusion of each semester to
determine whether students in academic difficulty
should be allowed to continue on a probationary
basis or be suspended from full-time study for the
subsequent semester. Students who are suspended
for academic reasons and who desire to submit exten-
uating circumstances for consideration, may appeal
in writing to the Academic Standards Committee for
their recommendation. The following criteria are sug-
gested as guidelines for the Dean of Academic Af-
fairs' action:

1. A student who has attempted 12 hours and
whose cumulative average is below 1.6 will be
placed on academic probation.

2. A student who has attempted at least 24 hours
and whose cumulative average is below 1.7
will be placed on probation or may be sus-
pended if previously on probation.

3. A student who has attempted at least 36 hours
and whose cumulative average is below 1.85
will be placed on probation or may be sus-
pended if previously on probation.

4. A student who has attempted 48 hours or

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more will be placed on probation if he tails to
obtain a cumulati\e a\'erage of 2.0 and may be
subject to suspension if previously on proba-
5. Any student whose cumulative a\'erage falls
below 1.2 or recei\'es below a 0.5 for the previ-
ous semester may be suspended.

Students continued on probation shall not take
more than 13 credit hours per semester without spe-
cial permission both from their advisors and the Aca-
demic Dean.

Students academically suspended for the first
time who desire readmission to the College as full-
time students may apply after they have taken at least
six credits of coursework at YCP or any other accred-
ited institution, and have earned at least a "C" in
each course taken. These students would be admitted
on conhnued probation and would have two semes-
ters to raise their cumulative average above suspen-
sion standards. Students who cannot meet these con-
ditions because of extenuating circumstances and
who want to return to college full-time may appeal in
writing to the Academic Standards Committee for
readmission consideration. Appeals are heard twice a
year in Mid-Januar\' and Mid-June.

A student who is academically suspended for the
second time vs'ill be prohibited from taking any
courses at York College of Pennsylvania for at least
one year.

Probation and Suspension —
Part-time Students

The grade-point standards which currently apply
to full-time students will apply to all part-time stu-

Academic Probation for part-time students will
be defined as limiting a part-time student to no more
than one (1) course per semester.

A part-time student on probation or continued
probation may continue on probation for no more
than three (3) consecutive semesters, after which time
the student will be suspended for one (1) academic
year. During the suspension the part-time student
will not be permitted to take courses at YCP.

Part-time students placed on suspension or pro-
bation may appeal their status to the Academic
Standards Committee during its semi-annual appeals

All part-time students are strongly advised to
matriculate when they have completed twent\'-four
(24) credit hours.


Students suspended for academic reasons who
desire readmission should petition the Admissions
Office for conditions under which they may be read-


Any student who has been admitted to York Col-
lege by transfer of college credits from any other col-
legiate institution while on probation or academic
suspension will be subject to the same standards for
scholarship stated in the previous section on Proba-
tion and Suspension.

Students desiring to pursue summer work at
another institution must secure written permission
from the Dean of Academic Affairs prior to beginning
the work in order to have the credits transferred back
to York College. Also see "Courses Taken at Other

Notice of Unsatisfactory Work

Not later than the middle of the semester, each
student who is doing unsatisfactory work in any
course may receive a written notice to that effect and
a copy sent to his parents. Unsatisfactory work is de-
fined as that which warrants a grade of less than "2".
He should then report to his instructor and advisor
for guidance in improving his work.

Any student who is at least 21 years of age, mar-
ried, self-supporting, or a veteran may request that
warning grades not be sent to his parents.

Withdrawal from Classes

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