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. Beginning October 2017, complete the online residency application during the college application or go directly to ncresidency.org. Immediately following completion of the residency application, retrieve Residency Certification Number (RCN).

  3. Beginning October 2017, provide the Residency Certification Number (RCN) on college application.

  4. 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.

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

  6. Inactive students, who have not attended for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer, will
    need to do the following:

    1. Complete new college and residency applications by going to abtech.edu
    2. Meet with an advisor in the Bailey Student Services building to reactivate their student

       

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

    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 or ACT test results (if less than five years old).
      OR
    3. Submit official high school transcripts documenting an unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher, plus completion of a fourth higher level math and graduation within the past five years.
      OR
    4. Take the College Placement Assessment or submit placement test scores from other standardized test used for placement purposes in North Carolina taken at another college.
      OR
    5. Submit Compass and/or Asset scores from testing at another college (if less than five years old) or Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test scores.
    6. Meet with the faculty, program, GOT, or transfer advisor for course selection and program assistance.
    7. Complete New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment.
    8. Register at designated time.
  8. New non-degree, non-diploma , or non-certificate seeking applicants will:

    1. 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. Complete the College Placement Assessment or submit placement test scores from other standardized test used for placement purposes in North Carolina taken at another college
        OR
      2. Submit satisfactory SAT or ACT test reports which are less than five years old
        OR
      3. Submit appropriate transfer credit prior to registering for courses
        OR
      4. Submit Compass or Asset scores from another college(if less than five years old) or Advanced Placement (AP) or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test scores.
      5. Submit official high school transcripts documenting an unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher, plus completion of a fourth higher level math and graduation within the past five years.
    2. Complete New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment.

    3. Register at designated time.

  9. Some academic 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 and spring.

    • 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 or appropriate transfer credits may be used to show college level skills.
    • Complete any prerequisite courses or certifications as required by the intended program of study.
    • Applicants who perform acceptably on the college placement assessment, another acceptable assessment instrument, or have appropriate transfer credit then meet with a GOT advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services building to apply during the designated application period.
    • Ultimate selection in the program occurs in the fall and spring semester, and is based upon the student’s TEAS composite score.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. To comply with federal law and the Department of Education requirements regarding the enrollment of students in distance education, students who reside in Florida, California, Massachusetts, and the Northern Mariana Islands are not allowed to enroll in A-B Tech Distance Education curriculum courses. A-B Tech is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows students from across the nation to enroll in distance education with the exception of the aforementioned states and territory.