The School of Science and Mathematics at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology to allow engineering majors to continue their education at Georgia Tech through the Regents’ Engineering Transfer Program (RETP). This opportunity is available immediately to all current engineering majors at ABAC.

Students involved in ABAC’s engineering program who successfully complete the RETP requirements at ABAC are guaranteed acceptance as transfer students to Georgia Tech and are able to continue working toward completion of a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Requirements for Georgia Tech’s transfer program include maintaining a 2.7 grade point average for Georgia residents or a 3.0 grade point average for non-Georgia and international residents and the completion of all classes required by the RETP.

This opportunity between ABAC and Georgia Tech enables students to stay closer to home for the first two years of college for less expense and have the smaller class sizes and more one-on-one instruction at ABAC before transferring to Georgia Tech.

“With changes being made to the HOPE Scholarship program, ABAC will benefit from having this agreement in place,” said Ray Barber, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. “It will serve as a great recruiting tool for ABAC’s engineering program. It’s a win-win for ABAC.

“A new math class in differential equations will be taught in the spring of next year. The math faculty developed this class to mirror the one that Georgia Tech offers to its students. With the addition of this class to ABAC’s academic offerings, we were able to complete the agreement with Georgia Tech.”

For more information on the RETP program and requirements for admission, prospective students can visit www.coe.gatech.edu/content/regentsengineering-transfer-program-retp.  For information on ABAC’s engineering program, interested persons should contact the School of Science and Mathematics at (229) 391-5100.

 

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