Future Students

Please Note: The Testing Center will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015.

Placement Testing

Please submit your application to attend A-B Tech to the Admissions Office before you schedule testing. Submit your application online.

The purpose of placement testing is to match the academic readiness of the incoming student with the academic requirements of the curriculum. Persons applying for admission into all degree and diploma programs are required to place using one of several options.

Please review your placement options to determine if you need to take the North Carolina Diagnostic, Assessment and Placement (NC-DAP), (formerly ACCUPLACER)

Alternate testing formats and other accommodations are available to quilified individuals. Please contact Support Services at (828) 398-7581 or supportservices@abtech.edu for assistance at least two weeks prior to your scheduled testing date.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare before taking the placement exams. Several options for test preparation are available.

Test scores are valid for 5 years and re-testing is only permitted in limited circumstances and include:

•  Applicants for competitive allied health curricula may take the test once each year during the competition period.

•  Students who tested at local high schools may test when applying for admission to the College.

•  Students granted approval to retake the test by the Chair of Developmental Studies, Director of Student Advising and Support Services, or Coordinator of the Testing Center.

Online registration for testing is available for the Asheville campus ONLY. To schedule testing at the Madison Site, please call 649-2947.


Alternate Placement Assessments