International Students

International Students
Admission Requirements and Procedures

For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is not a United States citizen or does not have permanent residency status (Green Card), or who is or will be temporarily in the U.S. in a non-immigrant status.

International Admissions Deadlines

Due to the additional processing time needed for international applicants, applications for admission and all supporting documents (i.e. transcripts, evaluations of coursework, tests and the Financial Guarantee Statement) must be submitted by the following dates for each semester:

FALL ADMISSION: JUNE 15

SPRING ADMISSION: OCTOBER 15

In order to make the application process as smooth as possible, please read and follow these steps.

International Application: Steps

 

For information about International First-Time Freshmen, click here.

For information about International Transfer Students, click here.

For additional information relevant to all international students, click here.


 

International First-Time Freshmen

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of language proficiency by submitting results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 
    The minimum score for the TOEFL is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the IELTS is 6.5 or higher on the academic module. An SAT Critical Reading score above 450 may also be considered as the English Proficiency requirement, exempting the submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores. Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants who have completed high school in the United States will need to request an official copy of all transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions.
  4. Applicants who have completed coursework at the high school/secondary school or university-level outside of the United States will need to have a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to YHC by a transcript evaluation service, which may include one of the following:

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1616
www.jsilny.com                                  

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203
414-289-3400
https://www.ece.org/

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International Transfer Students

  1. Complete the international application.
  2. International students who are transferring from an institution in the United States with less than 30 hours of college-level coursework will need to provide transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended along with high school transcripts.
  3. Applicants who are transferring from another college/university in the United States with 30 or more hours of college-level coursework will need to submit college/university transcripts, in addition to the Student Transfer Form for all previously attended institutions for admission consideration.  Admissions decisions for transfers with more than 30 hours of college-level credits will be based solely on college coursework completed.  The minimum GPA requirement for transfer students is a 2.5 cumulative college GPA.
  4. Students with more than 30 hours of college-level credits whose GPA is below a 2.5 MUST submit a Transfer Admissions Statement, detailing any circumstances that may have negatively impacted their current academic performance and GPA as well as the steps they plan to take in order to be academically successful at YHC.  After review, the Admissions Committee may still request an interview with the student in order to make an admissions decision.   Failure to submit this form at the time of application will result in your inability to appeal any negative admissions decision you may receive.  The decision of the Admissions Committee is final and binding.
  5. International students who are transferring from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to YHC by a transcript evaluation service, which may include one of the services listed under #6.
  6. Transfer students whose native language is not English, and who are transferring from a university outside the United States must submit proof of language proficiency by submitting results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). ​
    The minimum score for the TOEFL is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the IELTS is 6.5 or higher on the academic module. An SAT Critical Reading score above 450 may also be considered as the English Proficiency requirement, exempting the submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores. Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1616
www.jsilny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203
414-289-3400
https://www.ece.org/

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Additional Information

POST-ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION

Accepted students must complete the Financial Guarantee Statement (FGS) and return to the Office of Admissions. A Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the College and the FGS has been approved.

• The College is required by immigration authorities to carefully check the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants are aware of the cost of attending Young Harris and are able to submit an adequate Financial Guarantee Statement demonstrating financial means.  

• All items on the FGS must be answered accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing. The Office of Admissions must receive this document, along with proof of sufficient funds, according to the deadlines stated below.

All international students must have health insurance either with Young Harris College or through a provider that has been approved by the Director of Student Health Services.

All students born on or after January 1, 1957, must submit a completed Certificate of Immunization prior to class attendance. All international students admitted to the College will receive the required health forms by email in their acceptance packet.  For information on immunization requirements, please click here.

Upon acceptance, paid deposit, and verification of financial ability, a Form I-20 will be issued to the student. An enrollment deposit of US $300 is required to reserve space in the residence hall and courses.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The United States government and the State of Georgia do not make financial aid available to international students. However, international students are eligible for merit or talent-based scholarships at Young Harris College, which are listed below:

Academic Merit - The Young Harris College application for admission is the scholarship application. International students will be awarded an academic scholarship based on official academic materials.

Athletic - Scholarships are offered in men's baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, golf, lacrosse, and tennis; and women's basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, golf, lacrosse, and volleyball. Amounts vary based on talent. Please contact the appropriate coach if interested.

Fine Arts - Scholarships offered in music, art, theatre, and musical theatre by audition or portfolio and interview. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kelley Bryson
Assisstant Director of Admissions for Recruitment
Young Harris College
P.O. Box 116
Young Harris, GA 30582 USA
(706) 379-5222
Fax: (706) 379-3108
Email

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