Getting Started as a Student

The steps below will help you get started as a curriculum student. Curriculum students are those taking for-credit courses. If you are interested in non-credit classes, see our Continuing Education page.

Need something else? Check our Fast Answers if you are a current, prospective, or previous student with other questions.

Student Enrollment Checklist

Step 1: Apply for Admission as a Curriculum Student:

Click here to apply

to submit an application to become a curriculum student (you are also welcome to come and complete your application at one of the computers available in the Bailey Building)
If you have questions regarding the application and want to watch a video regarding applying to A-B Tech please do so at the following link:

Step 2: Attend New Student Orientation

Schedule a New Student Orientation session at  You must attend the New Student Orientation to be able to register for classes.

Step 3: Decide if you want to be a Classified or Unclassified Student, as follows:

Classified students:

If you are a classified student, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit official transcripts: 
    • College transcripts, if applicable (English & Math credit may substitute for placement testing)
  2. Complete the Accuplacer assessment, submit SAT/ACT, Compass, or Asset scores (5 years old or less)
  3. Meet with an advisor to discuss your major and receive further instructions

Unclassified students:

  • Typically plan to take only a few classes and are not eligible for financial aid.
  • May meet with an advisor if proof of a course pre-requisite is needed to register.
  • Please refer to class schedules for most recent registration information.
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