First Year Foundations
The mission of the First Year Foundations (FYF) program is to support entering first year students in making a successful transition into the scholarly life and social community at Young Harris College by providing opportunities for personal growth through academic planning, decision making, and using support services. Learn more here!
YHC uses a faculty-advising model, which means that as soon as a student declares a major, they are assigned a faculty advisor who teaches and mentors students in that major. Faculty academic advisors provide holistic, appreciative advising that teaches students how to navigate the academic, social, and career developmental pieces of their educational experience at YHC. Advisors are committed to supporting their advisee’s success by serving as advocates for student’s needs while leading them toward a path of self-authorship and advocacy. Advisors collaborate with students in one-on-one appointments to form supportive relationships that allow students a safe space to engage in self-exploration and planning.
Meet one-on-one to discuss your academic goals, study skill development and campus resources available at the College. Academic coaching is facilitated by Success Center professional staff. During an academic coaching session, you can discuss academic and/or GPA goals, study skills, time management, and other relevant skills and strategies. We want to help you improve your current studying and course preparation efforts and have you walk away with new skills and strategies to benefit your next steps in college. Academic coaching is for all students with all academic abilities and goals! Contact Dr. Theresa Spanella or Morgan Henderson today!
You may have been contacted by the Success Center staff because you are on academic probation, have a financial aid warning/probation appeal, or are admitted to the College on a waiver. Students on academic probation are required to meet with their academic success mentor throughout the semester to participate in academic coaching and support. Students who are participating in the FAP appeal process are required to meet one-on-one with an Success Center professional for weekly or biweekly academic coaching sessions. If you are admitted on a waiver, you are strongly encouraged to participate in our academic coaching program within your first six weeks at the College. If you have any more questions, you can contact Dr. Theresa Spanella.
The transition to college can be very difficult, and the Success Center wants to support your steps to help you do your best each semester. There are times you may struggle early in the semester and without appropriate support, you may not do well within or outside the classroom. If the Success Center is notified of any barriers you are facing, you will be contacted by one of the Success Center staff. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Spanella.
Tutoring is available for all students in numerous courses for free! The schedule and locations are updated each semester. The Success Center hosts peer tutors at Young Harris College. Peer tutors are students who have been professionally trained and have proven to be prepared and successful students in the subjects they are tutoring. Drop by today! Check out the tutoring schedule on the Success Center tab on YHC Connect or drop by our front desk. Tutoring hours vary by subject; please contact Morgan Henderson for the most updated tutoring schedule.