Waivers for Placement

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

Placement is required for students entering all diploma and degree programs, many certificate programs, and for specific courses with English, reading, or math prerequisites. Placement must be completed BEFORE students attend New Student Orientation.

Students have several placement options and may use one or more of the following:

Option 1 – Transfer Credit

Submit a transcript from the college at which a prerequisite course was completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Official transcripts are required for program placement. Transcripts should be sent to: Records and Registration, A-B Tech Community College, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801.

Option 2 – NC-DAP (North Carolina - Diagnostic, Assessment and Placement

Complete the NC-DAP, (formerly ACCUPLACER) available at A-B Tech several times each week. The assessment is computer based and must be completed in person. Students may take the NC-DAP at another college – for more information, please contact a distance advisor at distanceadvising@abtech.edu .

Option 3 – Alternate Placement Assessments

Complete and submit official scores from an alternate placement assessment.

If you need accommodations for testing, please contact Support Services at (828) 398-7581 or supportservices@abtech.edu. Contact should be made at least 2 weeks proior to testing.

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