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Admissions Criteria

Please send all official transcripts, test scores and admission documents to the Office of Admissions at the following address:


Young Harris College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 116
Young Harris, GA 30582


To learn more about the admission Documents required for your student type, Click the block below. 

Dual Enrollment (Young Harris Early College)

Dual Enrollment, formally known as Move on When Ready (MOWR), gives qualified students across the state of Georgia the opportunity to take college courses while still enrolled in high school. To qualify for the program, students must be enrolled in an eligible public or private high school or home-study program and meet the following crieteria:

  1. Be classified as a high school junior or senior
  2. Have at least a 3.0 high school academic GPA
  3. Have at least a 970 SAT score (combined math and critical reading) or a composite of ACT score of 21.
  4. Submit Student Participation Agreement in order to be registered for courses.

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Acceptance to the College is based on academic grade point average (GPA) and SAT or ACT scores. Students need only to submit two documents to be considered for admission:

  1.  Official high school transcript
  2.  Official 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 academic GPA will be calculated, including only academic (English, Math, Science, Social/Behavioral Science, Foreign Language) coursework. The academic GPA will be used in determining admission and scholarship eligibility, and test scores are used to determine additional scholarship opportunities and proper course placement.

Students coming to Young Harris College with dual enrollment credit must submit official college transcripts to receive college credit for previously taken courses.

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 Admission

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.


Students who have previously attended Young Harris College, with a gap semester or more between attendance, 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 Admission

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 Admission

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.

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