Contact
chris williams
Christopher B. Williams
Director and Chair of MOWR
(706) 379-5029

Early College Overview

Young Harris Early College is an investment in your future—offering high school students the dynamic opportunity to jump-start their college education by enrolling in college classes while simultaneously obtaining high school and college credit. The benefits include:

  • 100% tuition paid and free books for all high school juniors and seniors in the state of Georgia
  • Decrease length of time in college due to taking courses while in high school
  • Free tablet to access textbooks and and necessary online programs
  • Introduce students to the college atmosphere, making them more equipped to handle college life after high school graduation
  • Participation does not affect a student's HOPE hours
  • Core courses taken with Move On When Ready through Young Harris Early College meet HOPE Academic Rigor requirements
  • Access to YHC resources (i.e. Library, Center for Writing and Speaking, etc.) and campus activities available to full-time YHC students—because you are a YHC student!
  • Special tiered scholarships based on earned Young Harris Early College credit hours for students who enroll as a freshman at YHC

 

Students can choose from three ways to take courses. 

  • Online*
    Asynchronous courses, or courses delivered online, allow students the freedom and convenience of taking classes from anywhere. Students can take advantage of these courses regardless of their location within the state of Georgia.
  • Synchronous*
    Synchronous courses are delivered directly to your high school classroom through high-tech fiber networks. Check with your high school today to see if you are a participating campus!
  • On-campus
    Learn what it's really like to be a YHC student by taking college-level courses on campus alongside current students.

 

*Move on When Ready students taking a synchronous course will have proctored final examinations at no charge at high schools local to the students. Students taking online courses will have final exams proctored by Proctorio, a web-based product. Click here for more information.

INFO FOR STUDENTS

How do I get started?

  • Speak with your high school guidance counselor about your interest in the Move on When Ready program through Young Harris Early College.
  • Submit an admissions application to YHC's Office of Admissions. 
  • List Young Harris College when registering for the SAT (YHC Code #5990) or ACT (YHC Code #880).
  • Ask your guidance counselor to send an official copy of your high school transcript and test scores to YHC's Office of Admissions.
  • Homeschooled students will need to submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Homeschool and the Affirmation Statement.
     

For more information about admissions requirements, click here

What about tuition and books?

Tuition and books are covered 100%! Young Harris Early College, through the Move on When Ready program, is funded by the Georgia General Assembly and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Early College students also receive a FREE tablet to access textbooks!

Why should I choose YHC?

Young Harris College offers a learning experience unlike any other, and our innovative programs prepare students for life after college—or life after high school for Early College students! Our small, student-centered environment allows you to adapt to college-rigor courses. Explore our virtual tour to learn more about YHC. 

 

INFO FOR PARENTS

We are excited that your student is interested in the Move on When Ready Program through Young Harris Early College! Our program offers qualified high school juniors and seniors from across the state of Georgia the opportunity to jump-start their college career with no cost to families. 

FAQ

The Georgia Student Finance Commission has prepared answers to some of parents' frequently asked questions about the program. Click here for more information. YHC's goal is for your student to succeed. Should you have additional questions, contact MOWR Director Christopher Williams.

ACADEMIC RIGOR

The initiative that is required in college is very different from that required in high school. Therefore, we encourage parents to consider the maturity level of their students. The academic rigor of college classes is also significantly more challenging in college than high school. 

Young Harris Early College expects students to be prepared to choose classes that will not only fulfill high school graduation requirements but also major requirements. This requires that students actively explore majors while participating in Young Harris Early College through the Move On When Ready program. A review of the majors Young Harris College offers can be found here.

 
INFO FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS

We are excited to have your student as a part Young Harris Early College through the Move On When Ready program. We understand that you may have a lot of questions surrounding the program and Young Harris Early College in general. We developed this website to answer your questions and to provide you with resources to help your student be as successful as possible.

How does Young Harris Early College/MOWR Differ?

The Georgia Student Finance Commission created a comparison chart showing the differences between MOWR and previous dual-enrollment opportunities in the state. Click here for more information. Click here for the GSFC's answers to frequently asked questions for high schools and home study programs.

ELIGIBILITY VS. READINESS

When evaluating whether or not your student is ready for college-level coursework, look beyond GPA and standardized test scores. 

As you know, the initiative that is required in college is very different from that required in high school. Therefore, we encourage counselors to consider the maturity level of their students. The academic rigor of college classes is also significantly more challenging in college than high school. 

Young Harris Early College expects students to be prepared to choose classes that will not only fulfill high school graduation requirements but also major requirements. This requires that students actively explore majors while participating in Young Harris Early College through the Move On When Ready program. A review of the majors Young Harris College offers can be found here.

YHC Admissions

For more information on Young Harris College and admissions standards for traditional students, click here

Synchronous Delivery

If your school is interested in becoming a partner with Young Harris Early College to offer MOWR courses through synchronous delivery, contact MOWR Director Chris Williams.

 

Young Harris Early College (Move on When Ready)

Contact
chris williams
Christopher B. Williams
Director and Chair of MOWR
(706) 379-5029