Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) is the hub of academic support on campus. Our professional staff and trained student employees will help you navigate your academic career at Young Harris College. Your first encounter with our office will be through our First Year Foundations program, which all freshmen students are required to take in their first semester. In your FOUN 1000 class, a faculty or staff member and a peer mentor will show you how not just to survive, but rather to thrive in your first year of college. This class teaches you
- how to set goals and manage them;
- how to motivate yourself for academic success;
- how to manage your time wisely and study efficiently;
- and how to be a good campus community member.
The ASC is the place to find tutoring services, where our upper-class student tutors are available to help you one-on-one in over thirteen different academic areas from chemistry to Spanish and psychology to math. In addition, you’ll find lots of help from our Writing Center, where tutors will assist you with writing papers for any class on campus. All tutoring is free!
So what if you need personal academic coaching? We have that covered as well. Our three academic coaches will help you fine-tune your efforts in any class and maximize your opportunities for success. And if you find yourself in academic difficulty, our coaches will work with you on an individually crafted recovery plan!
As you begin to think about life after college and preparing for a career or graduate school, once again, come to the ASC! Our Internship and Career Development Office will direct you toward relevant internships while you are still a student, as well as show you the steps you must take to get into grad school or your first job. We even have a terrific software program, Purple Briefcase, where you can find links to internships and jobs as well as tips on resume writing and interviewing.
The Academic Success Center is a terrific place to begin your journey to success. Stop by our front desk or email us to learn more about what we can do to support you during your four years at YHC! If you want to meet with an ASC team member, schedule an appointment through Starfish.
Staff hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tutoring hours vary throughout the day and evening.