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 online 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 of interest from available academic programs on the CFNC application. Students may not register within programs for which they do not meet placement or program prerequisites.

  3. An electronic file is made for each applicant and all additional supporting documents are linked to this file.

  4. Inactive students, who have not attended for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer, will need to meet with an advisor in the Bailey Student Services building to reactivate their student record and declare a program of choice.

  5. Students who are degree, diploma or certificate seeking must do the following:

    a. 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

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

    OR

    c. Take the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment for Placement (NC-DAP) or submit official placement test scores for NC-DAP from testing at another college (if less than five years).

    OR

    d. Submit Official high school transcripts documenting a 2.6 or higher unweighted GPA and an approved fourth level math above Algebra II and graduation within the past five years.

    AND

    e. Complete New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment.

    AND

    f. Select a program study by meeting with a College Entry Advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. Career Counseling services are available for students who are uncertain about a career or major choice.

    AND

    g. 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.

    AND

    h. Register at designated time.

  6. New non-degree, non-diploma , or non-certificate seeking applicants will:
    a. Complete the college placement assessment, if needed. Applicants who plan to enroll in English and mathematics classes or in classes for which English or math prerequisites exist must:

        1. Submit transcripts from other colleges attended if transfer credit is desired. Applicants with prior college credit may not need to take the placement assessment.

        OR
      
        2. Submit satisfactory SAT, ACT or other state-approved test results (if less than five years old).

        OR

        3. Take the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment for Placement (NC-DAP) or submit official placement test scores for NC-DAP from testing at another college (if less than five years).

        OR

        4. Submit Official high school transcripts documenting a 2.6 or higher unweighted GPA and an approved fourth level math above Algebra II and graduation within the past five years.

    b. Complete New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment.
    c. 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 may be in the spring or fall.

    • Applicants must take the college placement assessment and show college level skills on all sections of the test. Other standardized tests used for placement purposes in North Carolina, high school GPA or appropriate transfer credits may be used to show college level skills.

    • Applicants who perform acceptably on the college placement assessment, 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 is based upon the student’s TEAS composite score.

  8. Upon determination by the College that admission should be denied to an applicant to protect the safety of the applicant or other individuals because of an articulable, imminent, and significant threat, the following shall be documented and a letter sent to the applicant stating:

    1. Detailed facts supporting the rationale for denying admission;

    2. The time period within which the refusal to admit shall be applicable and the supporting rationale for the designated time period; and

    3. The conditions upon which the applicant that is refused would be eligible to be admitted.

  9. The provisions in this admissions safety exception procedure only apply during the time period prior to an applicant becoming admitted as a student at a community college. Once an applicant is admitted as a student, the Code of Student Conduct will apply.

  10. The applicant has the right to appeal any action taken by the College. Any appeal must be in writing and be submitted to the Vice President for Student Services’ office within ten (10) College business days. The Vice President for Student Services or his/her designee will forward the appeal, along with all documentation concerning the matter, to the President whose decision will be final.

  11. To comply with federal law and the Department of Education requirements regarding the enrollment of students in distance education, only students residing in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia may apply and enroll in A-B Tech distance education curriculum courses.