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Admissions Procedure

  1. Submit an application for admission to the College. Applications are available online at abtech.edu/apply or in paper format on campus. The preferred method of submission is electronic.
  2. Upon receipt of a completed College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) application for admission, staff verifies all data for the applicant in the student file in the NCCCS Colleague computer system. Applicants select their program(s) of choice from available academic programs on the CFNC application that are not competitive or limited admission. Students may not register within programs for which they do not meet placement or program prerequisites.
  3. Inactive students, who have not attended for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer, will be reverted to the unclassified status, unless they otherwise indicate a program of choice.
  4. An electronic file is made for each applicant and all additional supporting documents are linked to this file.
  5. Students who want to declare an academic program (classified students) must do the following:
  • Submit official transcripts from other colleges attended if transfer credit is desired. Applicants with prior college credit may not need to take the placement assessment. Transcripts should be sent to: Records and Registration, A-B Tech Community College, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801.

OR

  • Submit satisfactory SAT or ACT test results (if less than three years old).

OR

  • Take the Accuplacer Computerized Placement Test or submit placement test scores for Accuplacer from testing at another college. Students who have earned college credit that is three (3) years or older are strongly recommended to take the Accuplacer placement test at A-B Tech.

OR

  • Submit Compass and/or Asset scores from testing at another college.
  • Meet with the faculty, program, or transfer advisor for course selection and program assistance. General Occupational Technology students must meet with Bailey academic advisors for course selection and program assistance.
  • Register at designated time.

6.  New unclassified (non-degree or non-diploma seeking) applicants will:

a. Complete the Accuplacer placement test, if needed. Applicants who plan to enroll in English and mathematics classes or in classes for which English or math prerequisites exist must:

1)     Complete Accuplacer or

2)     Bring in satisfactory SAT or ACT test reports which are less than three years old or

3)     Submit appropriate transfer credit prior to registering for courses or

4)     Submit Compass or Asset scores from another College.

b.  Register at designated time.

7.  Some allied health programs are selective in nature, due to the high volume of applicants and the limited number of students who can be enrolled in the programs. Selective programs have an application period, which is typically in the fall.

  • Applicants must take the Accuplacer placement test and show college level skills on all sections of the test. Other standardized tests used for placement purposes in North Carolina or appropriate transfer credits may be used to show college level skills.
  • Applicants who perform acceptably on Accuplacer, another acceptable assessment instrument, or have appropriate transfer credit then schedule themselves at their expense to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) in the designated application period.
  • Ultimate selection in the program occurs in the spring semester, and is based upon the student’s TEAS composite score, a number of points earned for successful completion of a group of specified courses and residency in Buncombe or Madison County.

8.  A smaller number of allied health programs use a modified selective process. Those programs are available on the web at Competitive Allied Health and Emergency Services.

  • Application for these programs occurs in the spring semester of each year.
  • Applicants must take the Accuplacer placement test and display college level skills on all sections. Other standardized tests used for placement purposes in North Carolina or appropriate transfer credits may be used to show college level skills.
  • Applicants who perform acceptably on Accuplacer, another approved instrument, or have appropriate transfer credit then schedule themselves at their expense to take TEAS before a prescribed deadline. Ultimate selection into the program is based upon the student’s composite TEAS score and residency in Buncombe or Madison County.
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