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High School Students Can Experience College Life April 6 at ABAC

TIFTON—High school students will get the chance to experience college life on April 6 during Stallion Day at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Donaldson Dining Hall.

“One of the unique things about this Stallion Day is that we have a session for juniors and for seniors,” said Brooke Jernigan, ABAC enrollment management counselor.    “Starting the college search process early is a smart decision, and I am excited to know that ABAC is at the top of the search list for these juniors.”

 Visitors will be welcomed and given an overview of the day’s events before heading over to the Stallion Marketplace exhibits located in Gressette Gym from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  The Stallion Marketplace offers prospective students a look at over 50 programs of study including on-campus bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Social and Community Development, Politics and Modern Culture, Writing and Communication, Business and Economic Development, Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, Forestry, and Wildlife Management.

Conversation Corners for families and students will take place from 10:45 – 11:50 a.m. in the Health Sciences Building.  Families can choose two detailed information sessions during this time which focus on areas such as resources for your student, the transition to college, and choosing a major.  Students will have two information sessions to choose from as well.

A free lunch for the visiting students will be provided from noon – 1 p.m.  Meals are available for parents at a cost of $6 per person.  During the noon hour, high school seniors will have a chance to win a $235 housing waiver, a one-semester meal plan worth over $1,000, or a $500 tuition grant.  Those who have submitted official transcripts and official SAT/ACT scores could also receive on-the-spot admission to the college during the event.

From 1 – 2 p.m., four financial aid information sessions will be held in the Ag Sciences building.  These sessions will be broken up into two sessions for seniors and two for underclassmen.  Students and parents can also take advantage of admissions information sessions and tours of the freshman housing facility at ABAC Lakeside beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.  Visitors can also catch a double-header as the Golden Stallions baseball team takes on Darton College. 

There is no charge for prospective students for this event but they should sign up ahead of time for Stallion Day at or call (229) 391-5004.   If there are any questions regarding Stallion Day, prospective students can contact the Office of Enrollment Services via e-mail at
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