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Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%

YHC Admissions

Young Harris College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 64% of applicants get into Young Harris College each year. Out of 1,485 applications received in 2023, 950 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Young Harris College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Young Harris College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Young Harris College's admissions stats.

Young Harris College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 66%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 50%
Waitlist No

Young Harris College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Young Harris College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Young Harris College?

Young Harris College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Young Harris College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Young Harris College

Young Harris College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Young Harris College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Young Harris College

What does Young Harris College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Young Harris College for more information on admission factors.

Young Harris College Application Requirements

To apply to Young Harris College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Young Harris College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Young Harris College?

Students admitted to Young Harris College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Young Harris College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 66% of Young Harris College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Young Harris College students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Young Harris College students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Young Harris College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Young Harris College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Young Harris College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Young Harris College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Young Harris College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Young Harris College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Young Harris College Admissions FAQs

Does Young Harris College accept transfer credits?

✅ Young Harris College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Young Harris College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Young Harris College?

❌ No, Young Harris College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Young Harris College's acceptance rate?

✅ Young Harris College has an acceptance rate of 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Young Harris College?

❌ Young Harris College does not offer early decision.

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YHC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into YHC? YHC is a somewhat selective institution. The YHC acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


YHC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to YHC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to YHC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

YHC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At YHC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.15. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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