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Young Harris College and Georgia Military College Pleased to Announce Partnership

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College (YHC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) have made it easier for GMC graduates to continue their education, working toward earning a baccalaureate degree. The articulation agreement, established March 9, 2023, created an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at both institutions by creating a smooth transition for students transferring from GMC to Young Harris.

“We are excited about this new partnership with GMC and look forward to welcoming their students to Young Harris,” said Dr. Joy Hamm, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at Young Harris College. “YHC is confident we will help these transfer students continue their forward growth on their way to becoming a positive force of change in their communities and the world.”

Under the agreement, students graduating from GMC with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 will be guaranteed general admission into Young Harris College. Georgia Military College students will transfer into Young Harris College with their core course work complete, enabling them to earn their baccalaureate degree in less time.

While the agreement guarantees GMC students general admission into YHC, students may still be required to meet standards specific to select majors or programs that are competitively based or have admission and course requirements beyond the minimum for the institution.  Students who have not completed core or pre-requisites for admission to specific majors or programs of study at Young Harris will be required to complete them before being considered for admission into a specific major or program of study. Georgia Military College transfer students may complete such requirements at Young Harris College.

“This agreement provides a seamless pathway for GMC students to continue pursuing their educational goals at Young Harris,” said Dr. Christopher Babb, Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning, & Effectiveness at GMC. “This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen our partnership and commitment to creating opportunities for student success as we work together to prepare the next generation of leaders.”

Young Harris will accept transfer credit in accordance with the institution’s policies, rules, practices, and mission as a liberal arts institution, as well as those of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This agreement is open to all Georgia Military College students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, creed, national origin or disability.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit

Georgia Military College is an accredited public-independent liberal arts college with multiple satellite locations throughout the state of Georgia, a Global Online Leadership College, and a main campus in Milledgeville serving both residential cadets and non-cadet/non-residential commuter students and intercollegiate athletes. GMC is a federally recognized Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) with 56% of the student body being minority students. A primary focus of Georgia Military College is awarding Associate Degrees and preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.  A second focus is to provide pathways for students to attain their four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree. Georgia Military College’s mission is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students. “Start Here…Go Anywhere!” For more information about Georgia Military College, visit Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @GaMilCollege and Instagram @_georgiamilitarycollege.