YSHS College Visits
Email Mrs. Heiland (email@example.com) for a Google invite to attend a college visit.
Google Invite = Pass
- Penn State University (York) – 9/7/23 at 10:45 am
- Shippensburg University - 9/14/23 at 1:00 pm
- The Catholic University of America - 9/18/23 at 10:30 am
- Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – 9/21/23 at 1:00 pm
- Dickinson College - 9/22/23 at 1:30 pm
- Kean University - 9/25/23 at 10:30 am
- Towson University – 9/26/23 at 9:00 am
- Millersville University - 9/27/23 at 9:00 am
- Lebanon Valley College - 9/27/23 at 10:00 am
- York College - 9/28/23 at 9:00 am
- Muhlenberg College - 9/28/23 at 11:00 am
- Harrisburg University of Science & Technology 9/29/23 at 10:00 am
- Triangle Tech - 10/2/23 at 9:00 am
- Lafayette College - 10/6/23 at 8:30 am
- St. Joseph's University - 10/9/23 at 9:30 am
- Loyola University - 10/9/23 at 11:00 am
- The University of Alabama- 10/9/23 at 12:00 pm
- HACC - 10/9/23 at 1:00 pm
- Juniata College – 10/10/23 at 8:30 am
- Messiah University - 10/10/23 at 10:30 am
- Widener University - 10/10/23 at 11:30 am
- East Stroudsburg University – 10/16/23 at 8:30 am
- Gettysburg College – 10/17/23 at 11:15 am
- Arcadia University – 10/19/23 at 11:00 am
- Temple University - 10/20/23 at 10:00 am
- Elizabethtown College - 10/23/23 at 8:30 am
- Kutztown University - 10/25/23 at 12:30 pm
- Salisbury University - 10/25/23 at 1:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE:
York Regional College Fair at York College of PA Oct. 9th
Students in 10th - 12th grades are invited to attend the event at York College of Pennsylvania on Monday, October 9 from 6-8 pm. The event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling (PACAC), will be held in York College’s Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center (889 South Richland Avenue). Representatives from local and many East Coast colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions about their schools and programs. A complete list of attending schools will be available towards the end of September. Planning to attend? Register for a barcode at www.StriveFair.com then share your barcode with colleges at the fair. A report with information about each college that scanned the barcode will be sent to you the next day.
More info will be shared in late September (including the list of visiting colleges)!
2023-24 Course Selection:
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 Junior/Senior College Planning document.
Note: last year we utilized a new tool, Kuder Navigator, to support the application process. We found that tool that the tool was largely redundant and students and staff could operate more efficiently outside of the system. Kuder Navigator can still be an effective tool for helping students to identify possible colleges and universities that fit their interests.
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:
My College Acceptances - we collect documentation on all your acceptances. When you receive an acceptance, please complete this form along.
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 decision.
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:
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.
YSHS Guidance Office
1800 Hollywood Drive
York, PA 17403
Mrs. K. Tina Howe
Mrs. Angie Adams
Dr. Jamie Britton
Mrs. Bethany Salaga
Mrs. Heather Heiland
M-F 7:00 to 3:00 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.
Meet Our Counselors
...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.
...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.
…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.