Dear Bainbridge State Student,

Bainbridge State College (BSC) and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) will officially consolidate in January 2018.  The new institution will be named Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

What does this mean?

  • In January 2018, ABAC will assume responsibility for all of BSC’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are currently offered at BSC’s locations (Bainbridge, Blakely, Donalsonville, etc.). All students that are currently attending BSC will become ABAC students.
  • In July 2018, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) will acquire the ABAC technical programs and assume responsibility for the instruction of the technical programs.  The technical programs include all of BSC’s current Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates (excluding the programs that have been placed on “teach out”).  In short, this means that all BSC students currently enrolled in technical programs will become ABAC students in January but will then become SRTC students in fall 2018.

 

With all approvals in place, BSC’s main campus and other sites will be made up two colleges, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Southern Regional Technical College, beginning in the fall 2018 semester.

  • ABAC will offer the University System of Georgia programs that will include transfer programs (Associate of Arts/Associate of Science), Nursing (Associate of Science), and a limited number of Bachelor degrees (Bachelors of Science in Business and a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing).
  • SRTC will offer the Technical College System of Georgia programs that will include a variety of Associate of Applied Science degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

 

How does this affect me? 

  • Current Bainbridge State College students will officially become students of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in January 2018.  Students will not be required to apply for admission into ABAC.  For the fall 2018 semester, ABAC students that are enrolled in technical programs will be transitioned into Southern Regional Technical College based on the student’s program of study at ABAC as of the spring 2018 semester. Students will not be required to apply for admission into SRTC.
    • Note: All Dual Enrolled High School Students that are graduating in 2018 are required to apply for admission into either ABAC or SRTC after graduation.
  • Students will need to enter the college code for either ABAC or SRTC when completing their 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) based on what college the student will be attending.  The 2018-2019 FAFSA goes into effect beginning with the fall 2018 semester.
  • ABAC’s school code is 001541. SRTC’s school code is 005615.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to apply for admission to ABAC or SRTC? No. All current BSC students will be admitted into ABAC beginning in January 2018.  Then, ABAC students enrolled in technical programs will be enrolled in SRTC for the fall 2018 semester. No admissions application will be necessary.  ABAC students enrolled in academic programs will simply continue with ABAC. Dually enrolled high school students must apply for admission into either ABAC or SRTC after high school graduation.

 

  1. What will my diploma say when I complete my program of study? Students that complete a program by the end of spring 2018 semester will receive a Bainbridge State diploma. Any student completing a program of study after spring 2018 will receive a diploma from either ABAC or SRTC.

 

  1. What school do I put on my 2018-2019 FASFA? Students will list either ABAC or SRTC on the 2018-2019 FASFA. ABAC’s school code is 001541. SRTC’s school code is 005615.

 

  1. Will my advisor change? It is possible that one’s academic adviser will change given the need to deploy faculty in the most effective and efficient manner required at each institution.

 

  1. Will I get the courses I need to complete my degree? Yes. This will be required by the Board and is a major responsibility of the consolidated institution.

 

Other Consolidation FAQs can be found at this link http://www.bainbridge.edu/faqs/

Current BSC students that are enrolled in the following programs during the spring 2018 semester, will remain with ABAC for the fall 2018 semester and forward.

 

ABAC

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Bachelor of Science Degree

Management
Nursing (program will be open for admission in 2018)

 

Associate of Arts Degree Pathways

Agribusiness
Agricultural Education
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Education

  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades
  • Secondary

English
Foreign Languages
General Studies
Health and Physical Education
History
Mathematics
Nursing Transfer (Transfer to BSN)
Political Science
Psychology
Sciences
Sociology
Speech

 

Associate of Science Degree

Nursing

 

Current BSC students that are enrolled in the following programs during the spring 2018 semester, will be enrolled at SRTC for the fall 2018 semester and forward.

SRTC logo

Southern Regional Technical College

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Business Administrative Technology (includes Paralegal option)
Criminal Justice Technology
Electronics Technology
Health Information Technology
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Information Technology

Diplomas

Business Administrative Technology (includes Paralegal option)
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice Technology
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
EMS Professions
Health Information Technology
Industrial Maintenance
Information Technology
Paramedic Technology
Practical Nursing

Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC)

Commercial Truck Driving
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Mobile Electronics
Nurse Aid
Patient Care Assistant
Shampoo Technician
Structural Welding

 

The following AAS and Diploma Programs are in Teach Out and will be discontinued after the summer 2018 semester.

  • Agribusiness
  • Marketing and Management (includes Accounting option)
  • Medical Administrative Technology

 

If you have any questions about consolidation or any other issue, please contact the BSC Student Affairs Department at (229)243-6920.

 

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