International Applicants

A-B Tech has been approved to issue I-20 forms for qualified international applicants seeking certain diplomas or associate degrees in F-1 or M-1 visa status. A-B Tech does not issue I-20 forms for continuing education programs, English as a Second Language classes, or curriculum certificate programs. International applicants must show proficiency in the English language. 

International applicants should submit all admission credentials together. The A-B Tech online application written international application, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, college transcripts and English translations (if interested in transfer credit), and affidavits of financial support with supporting documentation are all necessary for an admission decision. Applications must be received by the following deadlines for consideration: June 1 for Fall semester; October 1 for Spring semester; March 1 for Summer semester. 

To demonstrate English proficiency, international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or an equivalent assessment. The applicant must score at least 60 on the internet-based TOEFL (with no less than 15 on any section). Applicants already in the Asheville area may substitute the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement Test. 

International applicants must also certify their ability to pay for out-of-state tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, and living expenses for at least one full year of study. Medical insurance is not required at this time but is highly recommended for all international applicants. 

International applicants should contact the International Student Advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center for further information about admission. Email inquiries should be addressed to: