Registrar’s Office Mission Statement

The mission of the Registrar’s Office is to support the educational goals of the College by providing service and information in a timely, accurate, confidential, and helpful manner in accordance with College policies and federal laws.


The Registrar’s Office is responsible for maintaining the official academic records for ABAC at Bainbridge current and former students.

FERPA Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of student records.  Learn More

ABAC at Bainbridge is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of students’ records. The Office of the Registrar provides several resources to help faculty and staff learn about student privacy rights and responsibilities.

FERPA regulations apply to all students whether in traditional or distance learning courses.

Federal FERPA Guidelines

Student Resources

Academic Renewal Information and Request Form
Personal Information Change Request Form (Address, Name, Telephone Number)
Change of Major
Graduation Application
Replacement Diploma Request
Transcript Request
Transient Request form – Student form
Transient to New Transfer Student Request Form
Withdrawal Form
Hardship Withdrawal Form (Withdrawal After Midterm)

Transfer Credit

ABAC at Bainbridge only accepts college-level courses with earned credit completed at a post-secondary institution that is accredited by one of the following Commission on Colleges (COC) regional accrediting organizations:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Office of the Registrar has the right to make final decisions concerning acceptance of transfer coursework. If the student has a question concerning the courses transferred to their account, the student should contact the Registrar’s Office located in the Student Services Building at (229) 243-6924.

Graduation Information

Students who plan to graduate from ABAC at Bainbridge MUST apply for graduation by the midterm date of their last semester of attendance to ensure that the graduation date for that term is posted to the student’s academic transcript. Graduation applications can be found in the Student Services Building or at the link below. After completing the graduation application and survey, the application and survey must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office located in the Student Services Building. Graduation applications and surveys can also be faxed to the Registrar’s Office. An applicant for a degree or certificate must complete the prescribed curriculum for that degree or certificate and is expected to attend the annual graduation ceremony held after Spring Semester.

Graduation Application

The requirements for graduation are the following:
  1. A student must earn a graduation grade point average of at least 2.0 at ABAC at Bainbridge. The graduation average is calculated on all courses taken at ABAC at Bainbridge that are used to meet the requirements for graduation for an identified program of study. When calculating graduation grade point average for repeated courses, the Office of the Registrar will count the highest grade. If students have transfer courses from other institutions that are used to meet graduation requirements, the combined cumulative grade point average of the transfer courses and the ABAC at Bainbridge courses used toward graduation must equal at least a 2.0 in addition to the 2.0 requirement for courses taken at ABAC at Bainbridge.
  2. Georgia State Law, Section 20-3-68, states that each graduate of a Georgia college or university must demonstrate competency in the areas of the United States and Georgia constitutions and in United States and Georgia history. At ABAC-Bainbridge, students meet this requirement by successfully completing POLS 1101 AND either HIST 2111 or HIST 2112. Students entering from colleges outside of Georgia who have earned transfer credit in POLS 1101 and either HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 still must meet the Georgia constitution and history requirements. To meet the Georgia constitution requirement, the transfer student must complete successfully SEMR 2500, Georgia Constitution and Government. To meet the Georgia history requirement, the transfer student must see the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences to arrange for tutoring sessions and to schedule a Georgia history examination. Once the seminar and test have been passed, the Registrar will post to the student’s record the completion of the U.S. and Georgia History requirement. For further information, students should contact the Office of the Registrar or the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
  3. The minimum residency requirement for a degree at ABAC at Bainbridge is 18 semester hours or 25 percent of the credit hours (whichever is larger) toward Areas A, B, C, D, E, or F of the degree which the student is pursuing.
  4. Students must meet all financial obligations to the College before graduation, or the diploma and transcript will be withheld.
  5. Students must complete the ABAC at Bainbridge Graduation Survey.  The survey can be found here.  Please print out the survey confirmation page and submit it with the graduation application.

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