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Admission Requirements and Procedures for International Students

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.
FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN

 

International applicants must submit the following:

1. Complete the international application

2. Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of language proficiency by submitting results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System.)  ​

The minimum score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (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 submittal of TOEFL or IELTS scores.Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.

3. Students whose native language is English must submit Official SAT or ACT scores. Test scores should be sent directly to Young Harris College. The College Board code for YHC is 5990. The ACT code for YHC is 0880. Generally, United States embassies and U.S. Information Services (USIS) offices have information on testing sites and dates. 

4. Official high school transcripts and/or academic records. Applicants who have completed high school in the United States will need to request an official copy of all transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions. Applicants who have completed coursework, 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 Young Harris College by a 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/

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

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 and SAT/ACT scores.

3. Applicants who are transferring from another college/university and have 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. 

International students who are transferring from an college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to Young Harris College by a 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/

Applicants must complete the Student Transfer Form for all previously attended institutions for admission consideration. 

4. 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 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System.)  ​

The minimum score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (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 submittal of TOEFL or IELTS scores.Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.

After an offer of admission has been made to an international student, he/she will then be required to complete further steps in order to receive the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) necessary to obtain a student visa for entry into the United States.  

1. Submit a non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit.

2. The Financial Guarantee Statement (FGS) must be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions. The 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.

3. Copy of passport with photo ID.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Post-Acceptance Information

Accepted student 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 have the necessary support funds for the period of enrollment. The minimum amount of financial support for study Young Harris College for the 2019-2020 academic year is US $45,590. (This amount includes $29,368 for tuition and fees, $12,622 for living expenses, $3,000 for personal expenses, travel, etc., and $1,400 for health and medical expenses.)

  • 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. Scholarship amounts range from $18,000 to $23,000.
 
Athletic - Scholarships are offered in men's baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and golf, and women's basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, and golf. 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. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000.
 

Contact Information

Kelley Bryson
International Admissions Counselor
Young Harris College
P.O. Box 116
Young Harris, GA 30582 USA
(706) 379-5222
Fax: (706) 379-3108
kmbryson@yhc.edu