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Academic Flexibility

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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I have not had to worry about transferring any credits yet. So I do not know how easy or difficult that process is.

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3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I had to go back to the advisor when I first enrolled because not all of my transfer credits were showing as promissed. I had to go to several different people before I was able directed to the correct person to be approved for an internship. My advisor created a scheduling conflict my first semester, placing me in an evening class when I later found out that evening classes aren't allowed for my major.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: My classes are very flexible and my overall experience has been very good.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I follow and will all of their rules and policies and adhere to conforming to them... I have no reasons to challenge them.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: we have a wide variety of class times of the same class!

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Classes at Young Harris are academically rigorous and require many study hours to succeed. Course selection is fairly easy, and academic advisers give students the information they need during the process. Registering for classes usually gives the majority of students what they want due to the small number of students. The school also keeps class sizes small, which gives the students better opportunities to interact with the professors and each other. In addition, the school accepts course credit for a score of 4 on Advanced Placement exams.

It is best to sign up for classes as soon as registration begins to get the classes you want and need. The core classes, such as biology, fill up the most quickly due to small class sizes. Usually, academic advisers can squeeze one or two more people into a class, but this is not always the case.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Tips for Earning Credits
  • The school works with you to transfer as much as possible.
  • Take AP classes in high school.
  • Talk with your professors. They may be able to convince the Registrar Office.
Academic/Testing Requirements
Acceptance is based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. After reviewing a student's file, YHC will calculate a GPA based on only academic coursework, and then an index is calculated using academic GPA and test scores. This index is used to determine both admissions and scholarship eligibility.
Work & Life Experience Credits
Most people surveyed haven't been able to get credit for work/life experience or haven't tried.
Typical Session Length
15 weeks
Course Registration Process
Students register for courses through an online system. The difficulty level in registering for classes depends on the students' majors. Class conflicts between core subjects and classes required for degrees are the most common problem that students have during registration. But academic advisers help students as questions arise.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 36 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 34 responses

  • 68% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 0% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 18% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 15% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 0% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 34 responses

  • 24% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 0% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 3% They only replaced electives.
  • 6% None of my credits transferred.
  • 68% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 32 responses

  • 41% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 53% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 6% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 34 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 3% No
  • 21% Non-applicable
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