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Admissions Criteria


Accel or Joint Enrollment

The Accel program is targeted at outstanding high school students. With approval from their high school, students may satisfy high school course requirements by enrolling in courses at Young Harris College. To qualify for the program, students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA in academic subjects and a minimum combined SAT score of 970 or a composite ACT score of 21. For further information, please visit the Accel Program page.

Early Admission

Highly qualified, mature high school students who have completed three years of college preparatory work with a minimum 3.5 grade point average may apply for early admission. For early admission, candidates must have a combined math and critical reading (verbal) SAT score of at least 1000 or a composite ACT score of 24, and have unqualified recommendations from high school officials.

Freshmen

Acceptance to the college is based on high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores. Currently, we consider only the math and critical reading portions of the SAT for admission. See Student Profile for incoming freshmen averages and SAT scores.

The Office of Admissions will review the student's complete file, including the application, high school transcripts, and test scores. A new GPA will be calculated, including only academic (English, Math, Science, Social/Behavioral Science, Foreign Language) coursework. An index will be calculated using the academic GPA and test scores, giving equal weight to both. This index will be used in determining admission and scholarship eligibility.

Home-Schooled Students

Admission decisions for home-schooled students are based on the student’s academic grade point average and SAT or ACT scores. Along with the application for admission, students should send a transcript of high school work and official SAT or ACT scores. If the home school program has been conducted through a formal program, send the official transcript from the program. If the parents have designed the curriculum, the transcript should detail subjects studied, textbooks used and an evaluation of the student’s performance. If a student has taken the GED, these scores should also be submitted. In some cases, the GED may be required to complete the admissions process.

International Students

The Office of Admissions is committed to making the application process as smooth as possible for international students. Visit the International Students page to learn how to submit an application, submit official transcripts of academic records, complete the financial guarantee statement, find out more about English proficiency and the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and get additional information about deadlines, scholarships, health insurance, immunizations and more.

North Carolina Students

High school students from North Carolina who want to apply for joint enrollment at Young Harris College must meet certain criteria. Please refer to the North Carolina Students page for further information on admission requirements and procedures.

Readmission

Students who have previously attended Young Harris College and wish to re-enter should complete the Application for Readmission. Official transcripts of any coursework completed since leaving YHC must also be submitted to the Office of Admissions. In addition, students must complete the Student Transfer Form if enrolled at another college or university since leaving YHC.

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to Young Harris College from other colleges must provide all required application credentials, including an official transcript from the college(s) previously attended. Please refer to the Transfer Students page for further information on admission requirements and procedures.

Transient Students

Young Harris College will accept transient students from other institutions. Students must complete an application for admission and the parent institution must send a letter of transient permission to the Office of Admissions.


Young Harris College invites applications from all persons, without regard to race, creed, sex, handicap or national origin.