Guidance Office

College Application Process and Tracking

Seniors - please review the YSHS College Application Tracking and Process .  This document outlines the full college application process and how to share information with the school so your applications are processed promptly and so your application results are properly documented with the school.  You can also access general information about topics associated with the college applications via the Senior College Planning document.

You can use the following links to jump to steps within the process, but please review the full process document that explains their purpose and how to integrate with Kuder Navigator, our tool for career exploration and management of college applications.

College Tracker Forms - these forms document all your applications and information needed by the counselors to support your applications.   You should fill out the form for your counselor:

College Tracker - Ms. Forrer
College Tracker - Dr. Britton
College Tracker - Mrs. Salaga

My College Acceptances - we collect documentation on all your acceptances.  When you receive an acceptance, please complete this form along with updating your information in Kuder Navigator.

My College Acceptances

My College/University Decision - when you have made your final decision regarding a college/university of attendance, please complete this form so we can properly document your plans and recognize you.

My College/University Destination


Worried about a Peer?

If you are worried about a fellow student or there is something you need the school to know immediately, please submit a tip:

Community Service

Are you interested in completing community service.  You can learn more below:

Military Process and Tracking

Seniors & Juniors - if you are considering joining the military upon graduation, please review this provided information and complete the Military Tracking Form so your counselors can support you as you consider your next steps.

My Military Decision - when you have made a final decision to join the military, please complete this form so we can properly document your plans and recognize you.

My Military Decision

US Naval Academy Bus Trip and Campus Tour - 3/25/23


YSHS Guidance Office
1800 Hollywood Drive
York, PA  17403

Mrs. K. Tina Howe
Ms. Karen Forrer
Dr. Jamie Britton
Mrs. Bethany Salaga

Administrative Assistant
  Mrs. Heather Heiland

Guidance Office:

Guidance Fax:

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Kuder Navigator Replacing Naviance

Beginning during the 2022-23 school year, York Suburban High School will be using Kuder Navigator as an integrated College and Career Planning Tool for students, parents, and counselors.  Students will receive training during the school year regarding how to use the tool.


SAT dates can be found on the College Board Website

ACT dates can be found on the ACT Website

YSHS will also host the School Day SAT (i.e. the SAT is taken in school) in October for seniors and in the spring for Juniors.

Misc. Information

Career Corner:

Meet Our Counselors

Mrs. K. Tina Howe ...

Freshman: All

...began working at the York Suburban High School in August 1997. Prior to coming to Suburban, Mrs. Howe worked for South Western School District for one year as a long term substitute in the high school and middle school guidance offices. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Western Maryland College.

Tina Howe

Dr. Jamie Britton...

Seniors: A-L
Sophomores/Juniors: A-L
...earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in Counselor Education through Western Maryland College, and eventually a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.



Dr. Britton

Ms. Karen Forrer...

English Language Learners
All New Students
Career Planning Counselor

...started her career as a School Counselor in Maryland in 1996. She moved to Pennsylvania and began working at York Suburban High School in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University in 1989 and a Master of Education in Counseling from Bowie State University in 1995.


Mrs. Bethan Salage ...

Seniors: M-Z
Sophomores/Juniors: M-Z

…earned a Bachelor of Science in Business, Liberal Arts, and Science from Penn State with a focus on Marketing, Psychology, and Political Science and a Management Minor.  Mrs. Salaga worked for a Fortune 500 company for a number of years before returning to school to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling from Messiah University.  During her Master's program, she completed her secondary school internship at YSHS under the supervision of Mrs. Howe.  Prior to coming to York Suburban, Mrs. Salaga was a School Counselor at York Adams Academy and held substitute School Counselor positions at Bermudian Springs Elementary and twice at York Suburban High School. 

The assigned counselor serves as the advocate for the student in many ways. To truly recognize their needs, counselors meet with individual students on a regular basis. A personal relationship develops that is nurtured through four years. If additional curricular assistance is needed, counselors can match peer tutors with students. On an individual basis, a counselor will work with students on everything from career exploration and post-secondary planning, to decision making and time management. Counselors review every college and scholarship application that is processed by the school. They prepare and administer a variety of tests and assessments for students, and help them to interpret the scores. The counselor also serves as the liaison between many departments for students with special needs.

Counselors work with individual students to gain opportunities in shadowing, internships, volunteer service, and employment. Some students will take advantage of our affiliations with a vocational high school, the PA Governor's Schools, and local colleges. Counselors work with students in identifying what programs are appropriate for their individual needs and the steps to gaining placement in the programs. All of these programs are used to enhance the four year experience of the student while better preparing them for the demands of life beyond high school.