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Freshman

If this best describes you
  • Never attended a college or university
  • Transferring less than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit
These are required
  • Admission Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • Official SAT/ACT scores required for all baccalaureate degree-seeking studentsStudents must register ahead of time for the tests.
    Register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com
    Register for the ACT at www.act.org

    *Check out testing requirements at ABAC

     

  • Official High School Transcript from an accredited high school indicating date of graduation and type of diploma.  (Send a partial now if you are still in high school and another after graduation.)
  • Official GED Scores, if applicable.  If your high school class graduated within the past five years, we also need an official copy of your high school transcript.
  • Official copy of transcripts from every institution attended since high school.  (Send a partial now if still attending and a final at the end of the last term before you enroll at ABAC.)  You will receive an evaluation of transfer credit from ABAC after your transcript is evaluated.

The College will follow applicable Board of Regents policy

and procedures as outlined in Section 4.2.1.1 of the BOR Policy Manual, summarized as follows:

Baccalaureate degree-seeking students
Baccalaureate degree-seeking students are undergraduate students in programs of study that lead to the baccalaureate degree.  This includes students seeking the BA, BS, BAS, AA, AS and AFA degrees.

SAT/ACT – all baccalaureate degree-seeking students will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) – all baccalaureate degree-seeking students will be required to complete the USG’s Required High School Curriculum (RSHC) as defined in the aforementioned policy.  Students with more than three (3) RHSC deficiencies will not be admitted.

Freshman Index (FI) – admissions decisions for all baccalaureate degree-seeking students, as defined above, will be based on the freshman index.

Placement testing – students will be exempt from placement testing (COMPASS Test) if they submit scores as follows:

SAT Critical Reading => 480 Math => 480
ACT  English=> 20    Math => 20

COMPASS Testing (Please read the following carefully!)

Students who score below 480 on the Critical Reading or Math sections of the SAT or below 20 English and 20 Math on the ACT will be required to take the Compass placement entrance exam. In order to be admitted to ABAC a student must make the following minimum scores:

English 32
Reading 62
Math 20

In addition, a student must test out of at least one area. Exit scores are as follows:

English 60
Reading 74
Math 37

To be admitted, a student must meet the minimum scores in all 3 areas and exit from at least one area.
High school grade point averages (HSGPA) – for the purpose of admissions, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will compute an “admissions HSGPA” using the “HOPE” method without “weighting”.  This method includes all attempts on academic courses with no weighting for AP or IB courses.  For more information on the “HOPE” calculations see https://secure.gacollege411.org/images/ga/pdfs/HOPE_Calculation.pdf.
Minimum HSGPA – students with an “admissions HSGPA” of less than 2.0 will not be admitted.

Non-baccalaureate degree-seeking students

Non-baccalaureate degree students include students in AAS in Nursing-ADN (RN), Pre-Nursing Career (pre-RN), cooperative degree, and certificate programs.

SAT/ACT – not required but strongly encouraged.  Students who enter the College as non-baccalaureate degree-seeking students will be required to meet all other regular admissions requirements, but they will not be required to submit SAT/ACT scores.  However, these students are encouraged to take the SAT/ACT and submit scores to the College.  Once enrolled in non-baccalaureate degree programs, students will not be admitted to programs leading to the baccalaureate degree unless they meet the requirements for admission to baccalaureate degree programs or they have demonstrated academic promise and have met the RHSC requirements.

Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) –completion of the USG’s required High School Curriculum (RSHC) as defined in the aforementioned policy.  Students with more than three (3) RHSC deficiencies will not be admitted.

Placement testing – students will be exempt from placement testing (COMPASS Test) if they submit scores as follows:

SAT Critical Reading => 480 Math => 480
ACT  English=>20    Math =>20

COMPASS Testing (Please read the following carefully!)

Students who score below 480 on the Critical Reading or Math sections of the SAT or below 20 English and 20 Math on the ACT will be required to take the Compass placement entrance exam. In order to be admitted to ABAC a student must make the following minimum scores:

English 32
Reading 62
Math 20

In addition, a student must test out of at least one area. Exit scores are as follows:

English 60
Reading 74
Math 37

To be admitted, a student must meet the minimum scores in all 3 areas and exit from at least one area.

High school grade point averages (HSGPA) – for the purpose of admissions, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will compute an “admissions HSGPA” using the “HOPE” method without “weighting”.  This method includes all attempts on academic courses with no weighting for AP or IB courses.  For more information on the “HOPE” calculations see https://secure.gacollege411.org/images/ga/pdfs/HOPE_Calculation.pdf.
Minimum HSGPA – students with an “admissions HSGPA” of less than 2.0 will not be admitted.