2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information


Effective March 24, 2020, ABAC implemented the following temporary changes to its withdrawal process for Spring 2020 only and its admissions criteria for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 only. 

The following two paragraphs (i.e., Single Course Withdrawal and Total Withdrawal from the College)  impact Spring 2020 (ending May 7, 2020).

Single Course Withdrawal: If students need to reduce their course load during a semester, they may officially withdraw from a class with a grade of W, provided they complete this action before the close of business, 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Students who withdraw by this deadline will receive a grade of W, regardless of the grade at the time of withdrawal.   After April 9, 2020, students withdrawing from a class will receive a grade of WF.  Students who wish to withdraw must notify their instructor, their advisor, and the Academic Support Center of their intention to withdraw. Although a grade of W has no impact on the grade point average (GPA), students should be aware that negative effects on Financial Aid result when withdrawing from any class. A grade of WF (withdraw-fail) has an impact on the GPA and may also have adverse effects on Financial Aid.

Total Withdrawal from the College: Students who voluntarily withdraw from the College must first consult with Academic Support and complete a “Student Withdrawal Form.” Students who completely withdraw by close of business, 5:30 p.m., on April 9, 2020, will receive a grade of W, regardless of the grade at the time of withdrawal.   Students completely withdrawing from the College after April 9, 2020 will receive a grade of WF in all enrolled courses.  Although a grade of W has no impact on the grade point average (GPA), students should be aware that negative effects on Financial Aid result when withdrawing from any class. A grade of WF (withdraw-fail) has an impact on the GPA and may also have adverse effects on Financial Aid.

The following five bulleted items (for Admissions Criteria) impact Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 (ending December 11, 2020).

  • For students who have previously submitted ACT or SAT scores that when combined with final calculated high school grade point average, no change occurs.
  • For students who have not taken ACT or SAT scores, they will be eligible for regular admission with final calculated high school grade point average of 2.25, as presently calculated by ABAC, assuming no other factors that would preclude their admission.
  • For students who have previously submitted and achieved the freshman index requirement, but failed on a specific section of the ACT/SAT, they will be admitted if their final calculated high school grade point average is 2.25, assuming all other criteria are met.
  • Any student who does not meet the above requirements may follow the existing process for denial.
  • Normal admissions procedures will be re-instituted for the Spring 2021 applicants.

For Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) information, visit Centers for Disease Control and Preventation at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.