Bainbridge College

On-site TAG coordinator:    Connie Snyder,, (229) 248-2504

Contact Ms. Snyder to see how you can transfer seamlessly from Bainbridge College to Georgia Southwestern State University. You can also earn a bachelor's degree in business administration or computer science from Georgia Southwestern State University while remaining at Bainbridge College.


GSW, Bainbridge College sign agreement for computer information systems degree, TAG agreement

BAINBRIDGE, Ga.—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Bainbridge College (BC) expanded their cooperative relationship Thursday, May 22 on the BC campus. Beginning Fall 2008, GSW will offer a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems (CIS) at BC, which offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in CIS.

“This agreement is a great example of two University System institutions working together for the common good of the citizens of southwest Georgia,” said President Tom Wilkerson, Ph.D. “It is a win-win situation for the students and will have a significant impact on the entire region.”

“Bainbridge College is an excellent two-year institution that serves many talented students in southwest Georgia,” said GSW President Kendall Blanchard, Ph.D. “Georgia Southwestern and Bainbridge have established a strong relationship, and we believe this new program will benefit those students who complete the associate degree in CIS and wish to move on to a four-year program."

This agreement, known as a 2 + 2 program, will allow BC students to earn junior and senior level credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems without having to leave Bainbridge.

The degree marks the second GSW baccalaureate program offered on the Bainbridge campus. Currently, Southwestern offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, management and marketing. GSW will continue to offer these junior and senior level classes at BC.

In addition to signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the CIS program, Blanchard and Wilkerson signed a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) to simplify the transfer of credits for students transferring from BC to GSW. This is the seventh TAG agreement that Georgia Southwestern has signed since August 2007.

               A joint committee from BC and GSW will meet each year to consider curriculum, recruitment and admission requirements, as well as student services, facilities, staffing, fees and transfer credits.

For more information, contact the GSW School of Computing and Mathematics at (229) 931-2100.


Working together—GSW President Kendall Blanchard and Bainbridge College President Tom Wilkerson sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.