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Services & Student Support

Academic Advising

The Academic Success Center staff advise students in Mathematics and Science, Social and Behavorial Sciences, and Humanities. Students in Fine Arts and Education are assigned a faculty advisor in their division. We are dedicated to providing you a quality advising experience. Academic advisors seek to promote student success through educating, inspiring and empowering you with your pursuit of academic and career goals. All students are assigned an academic advisor upon admission with the College and will continue to have an academic advisor throughout your four years at YHC. You must attend an academic advising session in order to be approved for course registration each semester. However, you are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor throughout the year, not just during the advising period. Sign up for an appointment to meet with your academic advisor today! Not sure who your advisor is? Contact the Registrar with questions regarding your advisor assignment, specific degree requirements and academic policies.  

Academic Coaching

Meet one-on-one to discuss your academic goals, study skill development and campus resources available at the College. Academic coaching is facilitated by SSC 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! Make an appointment with an Academic Success Center professional today!  

Academic Recovery

You may have been contacted by the Academic 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 strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor 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 Academic Success Center professional for three 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.    

Career Search

The SSC staff work to foster relationships with local community partners to promote internship and job shadowing opportunities. Meet with an Academic Success Center staff member for resumé building and interview preparation. We would love to discuss your next steps in the career search process with you. Beyond one-on-one consultations, we host annual events including the Atlanta Career Fair, the Graduate School Fair, Mock Interviews, and an Etiquette Dinner.  

Disability Services

We are committed to providing an environment in which all students are given a reasonable opportunity to learn and work to their full potential. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with known disabilities. Student Disability Services staff will work with each qualified student to design an individualized and confidential Student Support Plan and to coordinate accommodations throughout the academic term. Additional information is available here.

Early Intervention

The transition to college can be very difficult and the Academic Success Center wants to support your steps to do your best each semester. There are times where you may struggle early in the semester and without appropriate support, you may not do well within or outside the classroom. If the center is notified, you will receive outreach from the Academic Success Center staff and campus partners for in-class performance (class absence, academic assistance, mid-semester grades) and out-of-class behavior concerns. 

Internship Experiences

Employers want to see several internship and work experiences prior to you graduating from College. Internships provide you a wealth of experience, skills, and new knowledge to benefit your career decision-making process and your professional network. Many academic programs (majors) will have opportunities to gain class credit for internship experiences. Meet with SSC staff, your faculty advisor, and faculty mentors to discuss internship opportunities. You’re always encouraged to participate in an internship either for-credit or not-for-credit. Our students often choose to earn course credit through an internship in the summer. Contact the Academic Success Center for more information. Internship opportunities are also listed on YHC Connect throughout the year.

Peer Leadership in the Academic Success Center

We’re always looking for competent and energetic students to serve as peer tutors and student workers. As a peer leader in the Academic Success Center, you will build meaningful relationships with students, serve others in your work, and gain skills and leadership needed for future careers and experiences. Check out the "YHC Weekly" e-newsletter, follow us on Instagram, and like us on Facebook to gain access to application materials throughout the year, as available.

Pre-Professional Services

Interested in a pre-professional field (law, medical, health, vet)? To begin your steps to success, you will want to understand the level of competition within your selected field, prepare adequately and get involved in ways to make you most marketable for your desired program of study. It’s not too soon to start! Discuss your goals with your faculty within your major and your academic advisor. 


Tutoring is available for all students in several courses based on the DFW rate in the course. The schedule and locations are updated each semester. We host faculty and peer tutors at the College. Peer tutors are students who have made excellent grades in their classes and who are often majoring in the area they tutor. Drop by today! Check out the tutoring schedule on the Academic Success Center tab on YHC Connect.