PROMISE Program Services
The PROMISE Program's services are offered free of charge to students who are enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment at YorkTechnical College
- Tutoring: Individual and/or small group sessions are available for most general studies courses offered by the College.
- Counseling and Advising: Academic advising, career and personal and motivational counseling tailored to individuals' needs; planned and workshops and informal peer group sessions to help students cope with many of the challenges encountered in college.
- College Transfer Assistance: Assistance in obtaining admission applications and other transfer materials; help in identifying and applying for financial aid; tours to campuses of four-year institutions.
- Support Services: Staff provides assistance/guidance in consulting with faculty and staff to resolve academic concerns; academic resource library; and gives students referrals to various community service agencies in the area.
Over the course of an academic year, we provide services to 200 students who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:
- First generation college student: Neither of the student's parents has graduated from a four-year college or university;
- Low-income student: Taxable income falls within 150% of the poverty level as established by the Census Bureau
- Verifiable disability or learning difference
In addition to meeting one or more of the criteria above, an applicant must meet all three of the following:
- U.S. citizenship
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Able to demonstrate a "need for academic assistance"
Basics to Applying to PROMISE
- Obtain a PROMISE application online or from the PROMISE Office in the Student Services Building.
- Provide personal and vital information, as requested, on the application because the information determines eligibility.
- Bring the application and required documentaion to verify taxable income and/or disability to the SSS Office.
- Schedule an appointment with a staff member for orientation to the program after eligibility is established. SSS services and additional assessments will be taken at the orientation.
- (If tutoring is needed) Complete a tutoring request form and have the instuctor provide his/her signature, plus a description of the problem(s) with the course.
- (If other support services are needed) Be referred to other services provided by the project, other on-campus offices, or other community resources by a counselor.
- See the Applying to PROMISE page for complete and detailed instructions on applying.