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International Students

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.

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

1) Submit an Application for Admission

The most convenient way to submit an application for admission is to complete the online application

2) Submit SAT or ACT Scores

Students whose native language is English will be required to submit official SAT or ACT scores. Make sure when you register to take the SAT you indicate on the form you would like your scores sent directly to Young Harris College. The College Board number for YHC is 5990. The ACT number for YHC is 0880. Generally, United States embassies and U.S. Information Services (USIS) offices have information on testing dates and places. 

3) Submit Official Transcript Evaluation of Academic Records

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:

7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL  33173
(305) 273-1616

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203    
(414) 289-3400
(Please visit website for courier address.)
 
Applicants who have completed coursework, high school/secondary school or university-level, in the United States will need to request an official copy of all transcripts to be sent directly from your school in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
 

4) Submit Proof of English Proficiency Scores

Applicants whose native language is not English will need to submit proof of English proficiency.  Any one of the following may be submitted for proof of English proficiency. Results must be sent directly to the Young Harris College Admissions Office by the testing agency.

  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL is given worldwide and there is a fee for the examination. A 550 paper-based or 220 computer based or 79 (iBT) internet-based minimum score is required. For more information, visit www.toefl.org.
  • Official results of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).The IELTS is given worldwide and there is a fee for the examination. A 6.5 minimum score is required. For more information, visit online at www.ielts.org.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) critical reading score of 450.
  • Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center. Young Harris College does not offer an ESL program.
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) grade of 3 or higher.
     

5) Complete the Financial Guarantee Statement  

The Financial Guarantee Statement (FGS) must be completed and returned 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 2015-2016 academic year is US $44,929. (This amount includes $28,017 for tuition and fees, $11,075 for living expenses, $4,000 for entertainment, travel, vacation periods, etc., and $1,200 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.

6) Complete the Health Insurance and Immunization Requirements

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. For questions on health insurance, email Mrs. Linda Kniess.
 
All students born on or after January 1, 1957 must submit a completed Certificate of Immunization prior to class attendance. All students who pay a deposit to YHC receive a Certificate of Immunization in their admissions packet. For information on immunization requirements, please click here.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

Submit an Application for Admission

The most convenient way to submit an application for admission is to complete the online application

Applicants who are transferring from another college/university in the United States with:

 

30 hours or less of college-level work:

1) Provide official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

2) Official evaluation of high school transcripts from one of the following evaluation companies:

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

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203    
(414) 289-3400
(Please visit website for courier address.)
 

3) Provide official SAT/ACT scores by sending them directly to the Office of Admissions. 

4) Complete the Transfer Forms (Supplement Transfer Application and Student Transfer Form). Once completed, they will need to be scanned and sent to pemcquade1@yhc.edu

 

30 or more hours of college-level work must: 

1) Send official college/university transcripts.
 
2) Complete the Transfer Forms (Supplement Transfer Application and Student Transfer Form). Once completed, they will need to be scanned and sent to pemcquade1@yhc.edu
 

Applicants who are transferring from another college/university outside the United States must:

1)  Send official evaluation of college/university transcripts from one of the following evaluation companies:

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

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203    
(414) 289-3400
(Please visit website for courier address.)
 
2) Complete the Transfer Forms (Supplement Transfer Application and Student Transfer Form). Once completed, they will need to be scanned and sent to pemcquade1@yhc.edu
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Post-Acceptance Information

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

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 $9,000 to $14,000.
 
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 $4,000.
 

Contact Information

International Admissions
Young Harris College
P.O. Box 116
Young Harris, GA 30582 USA
(706) 379-3111
Fax: (706) 379-3108
pemcquade1@yhc.edu