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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College invites high school juniors and seniors to enroll in its Young Harris Early College program. Young Harris Early College is a dual enrollment program by which Georgia high school students can take college courses and receive college credit while still earning credit toward high school graduation. Tuition, campus fees and books are all paid for by the State of Georgia through the dual enrollment program.

In addition to juniors and seniors at traditional high schools, Young Harris Early College also accepts home-schooled high school juniors and seniors.

Classes can be taken on campus or online. At partner high schools, courses are available with an in-person YHC instructor. Young Harris Early College instructors are fully credentialed and have many years of teaching experience.

“Young Harris Early College is a great way for high school students to jump start their college experience,” said Diane Bauman, who serves as the academic chair for Young Harris Early College and the coordinator of instructional technology and distance learning. “By participating in this program, students may be able to complete college sooner and with less debt.”

Participating students are encouraged to begin working toward completion of their core college curriculum. Courses on many subjects are offered, including English, American literature, Spanish, algebra, calculus, psychology, public speaking and world religions.

Young Harris Early College has grown from 189 students in Fall 2017 to 444 students in Fall 2018. This semester, participating students are on track to earn 2,065 credit hours. The largest number of Young Harris Early College students take YHC classes at one of five partner high schools, including Union County High School in Blairsville, Ga., Habersham Central High School in Mt. Airy, Ga., Cambridge High School in Milton, Ga., Peachtree Academy in Covington, Ga. and Rabun County High School in Tiger, Ga.

Students who participate in Young Harris Early College do not have to reapply for admission if they decide to continue their post-high school education at Young Harris College.

To learn more about the program or to apply for admission, please visit Questions about Young Harris Early College can be directed to Diane Bauman at 706-379-5204 or [email protected].

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 three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,300 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga. has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. 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