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Colleges / Young Harris College

Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

YHC Admissions

Consult with Young Harris College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

YHC Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of YHC's admissions stats.

YHC 2022 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 –– ––

Want to Apply Early to YHC?

YHC does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Young Harris College Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to YHC?

It is moderately difficult to get into YHC.

In 2021, YHC accepted 64% of all applicants, about 950 from the 1,485 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like YHC, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Young Harris College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to YHC

YHC has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into YHC?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at YHC

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

Make sure to check with YHC for more information on admission factors.

YHC 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to YHC, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with YHC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into YHC?

Students admitted to YHC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

YHC considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

YHC has a test optional admissions policy. 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 YHC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for YHC?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of YHC 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 YHC students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for YHC?

To be most competitive at YHC, 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 YHC'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 YHC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Young Harris College

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

Transfer students can enroll in YHC during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

YHC Admissions FAQs

Does YHC accept transfer credits?

✅ YHC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. YHC accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to YHC?

❌ No, YHC is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is YHC's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for YHC is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at YHC?

❌ YHC does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About YHC?

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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to YHC is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into YHC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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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