Required High School Curriculum (RHSC)
The Required High School Curriculum applies to any student described in the categories below.
Students graduating from high school or home school within the past five years. This includes students graduating from any high school, public or private, in-state or out-of-state.
Students who passed the GED in lieu of a high school diploma if their class graduated within the past five years.
Transfer students graduating from high school within the past five years who have not completed 30 hours of transfer credit at the college level.
Beginning freshmen in college transfer fields of study
Please visit the University System of Georgia’s site: https://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section3/C659 section 188.8.131.52, Required High School Curriculum.
Students can address a RHSC deficiency either:
Prior to enrollment at ABAC
Out-of-state applicants who have met the college preparatory curriculum requirements in their home state, but have a deficiency, can request an exemption from the RHSC requirement. As part of the exemption process, the student must provide evidence of competency in the deficient area.
Students can demonstrate “Subject Matter Proficiency” and satisfy a RHSC deficiency by
Taking standardized examinations such as the SAT, ACT, CLEP, DSST, Accuplacer, and other Board of Regents approved exams in the deficient area(s),
Completing a USG-approved high school course in the deficiency area(s) prior to enrollment, or
Completing a terminal course in the deficient area (for example, a student who has completed calculus in the 11th grade).
After enrollment at ABAC
Students who have RHSC deficiencies, which are addressed after enrollment, can be admitted under the Limited Admissions category. Students who have RHSC deficiencies and who successfully complete collegiate courses addressing all of their deficiencies within their first 30 credit hours will be considered as having satisfied the deficiency or deficiencies. These students will receive collegiate credit that can count towards the student’s degree program. The exception is any introductory foreign language course (e.g., SPAN 1001, LANG 11XX), which will satisfy the RHSC deficiency in foreign language but will not count towards the student’s degree program. If a student does not address the deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours, then the student may not register for other courses, unless they also register for the appropriate deficiency course or courses. Successful completion (“C” or better) of a three-credit collegiate course in the appropriate subject area demonstrates collegiate-level preparedness and is sufficient for satisfying an RHSC deficiency in that subject area.