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ABAC Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed to help intellectually talented and strongly motivated students gain the most rewarding college experience possible. Challenging courses and engaging professors place honors students on a path toward academic and professional success. Admission to the program is competitive and is gained through invitation from the Honors Program director.


  • SAT score of 1100 or better (sum of verbal and math) OR
  • ACT Composite scores of 24 or better

Perks of Being an Honors Student

  • Honors Lounges and Study Rooms:  private lounges in the library and the Humanities building allow Honors students space to study and gather.
  • Housing: Honor students share a special wing of the dorm, allowing for collaboration and greater interaction with students who share similar educational goals.
  • Priority Registration:  Honor students register early and have both an academic advisor and an Honors director who pays specific attention to the academic needs of each Honors student.
  • Recognition: special recognition is given to Honors students at the college’s annual Honors Day program and at the graduation ceremony.

For More Information contact Dr. Cynthia Hall, Honors Program Director, at  229.391.4955 or

> Apply now!


Honors News

46 students from the honors program were recognized for academic achievement at Honors Day

Ethan Thornton- Bogart, Ga.

“Honors classes are stimulating; the professors are accessible, and the students are diverse and fun. Working around my baseball schedule, the Program has allowed me to embrace my love of sports and remain focused on my educational needs and future goals.”

Ariel Battle- Ocilla, Ga.

“My honors classes offer an encouraging environment for thinking and creativity. I feel like the honors program is my college family away from home.”

Conor Dunn–Tifton, GA

During the 2013 Georgia Honors Conference, Conor Dunn was elected the Student Representative At-Large for the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Executive Board.

Ashley Dunnigan–Blakely, GA

“One great advantage of being in the Honors program is the close relationship I have with my Honors advisor.  She is always there to help us with questions about classes or about school in general.”

Amber Hurst–Ocala, FL

“I feel that each Honors class is filled with a higher level of critical discourse.  The Honors professors delve deeper into topics than is possible in a general course.”

Meagan Thomason–Douglas, GA

As a service project in January of 2014, Meagan sells YUDA bands to help fund education in third world countries.

Michelle Sheffield–Eastman, GA

Michelle presented her research on biofuel and farm waste,”One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure,” at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in New Orleans during November of 2013.

Jose Santana

Jose Santana, from Atlanta, GA and a member of the honors program from 2012-2014 won the prestigeous Jack Kent Cooke scholarship. The Cooke foundation is a private organization that awards extremely competitive national scholarships of up to $30,000.

Ross McClellan–Tifton, GA

Sponsored by the Honors Program, Ross McClellan won the title of Mr. ABAC for the year 2014-2015. He competed against 20 other young men for this coveted title. Ross will represent the college at public functions. Congratulations to the first ever Mr. ABAC honors program winner!