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Services & Student Support

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!

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 ASC 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 Morgan Henderson 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 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 Academic 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 Morgan Henderson or Megan Ridley.

Career Preparation

The ASC staff is committed to helping you become your best self as you prepare for your career. Meet with an Academic Success Center staff member for resumé building, cover letter writing, 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 trip to the Atlanta Career Fair, the Graduate School Fair, Mock Interviews, and the Professional Attire Fashion Show. You can also submit a resume for review on Purple Briefcase. If you need more information contact, Jaythan Burrell.

Purple Briefcase

Looking for a part-time job, summer or semester internship? The Academic Success Center is pleased to announce new resources available to support you in this endeavor. YHC Purple Briefcase is a new software system that is being made available to you to help you in career-related matters. You will be able to use YHC Purple Briefcase to search job postings post resumes for employers, keep up with events planned around campus, access videos on demand that will provide career guidance, practice interview skills with video interview prep, link to external job boards, do research on various companies, and schedule an appointment with a career advisor. You can assess Purple Briefcase by clicking 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. If you need more information please contact Morgan Henderson.

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 ASC 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 Coordinator and Career Planning and Internships Jaythan Burrell for more information. Internship opportunities are also listed on Purple Briefcase throughout the year.

Tutoring

Tutoring is available for all students in numerous courses for free! The schedule and locations are updated each semester. The ASC hosts peer tutors at Young Harris College. Peer tutors are students who have been professionally trained and proved to be prepared and successful students in the subjects they are tutoring. Drop by today! Check out the tutoring schedule on the Academic Success Center tab on YHC Connect or drop by our front desk. Tutoring is offered in the Academic Success Center on Sunday - Thursday - 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Hours vary by subject, please contact Morgan Henderson or Megan Ridley for the most updated tutoring schedule. 

Early College Tutoring

The ASC offers tutoring for Early College, dual enrollment, and online courses via Cisco Spark. All tutoring will take place online via Spark with the same peer tutors mentioned above! Early College tutoring is offered Sunday - Thursday - 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Hours may vary by subject, please contact Morgan Henderson or Megan Ridley for the most updated tutoring schedule.