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A-B Tech Madison

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New Student Enrollment Information

Steps for enrolling at A-B Tech to take Curriculum Courses (college credit).

 

Apply to A-B Tech

  • Go to abtech.edu/apply to complete three steps:  1) Residency Determination through the NC Residency Determination Service, and 2) a general College Application.  You will need to enter your Residency Certification Number on your application.  3)  We recommend requesting your High School Transcript (see abtech.edu/apply for further instructions).  You may be able to use your transcript for placement.

Complete New Student Orientation (NSO)

  • Approximately 24 hours after completing your College application, you should receive an email containing your student ID number.  Once you've received this information, please contact us at 828-398-7700 to schedule a date and time to complete NSO at A-B Tech Madison.  You may also opt to complete your NSO online. If you plan to take 100% online classes, you will also need to complete Moodle Online Orientation.  for more information about online class readiness, go to abtech.edu/onlinesuccess.

Complete Placement Testing

  • English and/or math placement is required for entrance into most academic programs with English and/or math pre-requisites.  Placement options include:  transfer credit in college-level English and/or math; high school transcripts showing a 2.6 or higher unweighted GPA and completion of specific math classes; an alternate approved test like the SAT or ACT; or the college placement test (called NC-DAP). For more information about placement options, go to abtech.edu/placement.  To schedule testing at A-B Tech Madison, call 828-398-7700.

Select an Academic Program

  • Submit transcript(s) from other colleges attended if transfer credit is desired.
  • Meet with a staff member at A-B Tech Madison (or a College Entry Advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center on the main campus in Asheville).   For advising at A-B Tech Madison, give us a call at 828-398-7700 to schedule a date/time.  For help determining which program to select, explore our online Career Coach tool at abtech.emsicareercoach.com or contact Career Services at careerservices@abtech.edu.  
  • To see a full list of academic programs offered by A-B Tech Community College, visit Academic Programs List.

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • We recommend that you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov and include A-B Tech's school code (004033).  Be sure to regularly check Financial Aid Self-Service and your A-B Tech student email account for any additional requests or updates from the Financial Aid Office.  For additional details, visit abtech.edu/financial-aid. A financial aid advisor is on the A-B Tech Madison Campus on Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (no appointment necessary).  For FAFSA assistance on the Asheville campus, visit abtech.edu/applyforaid to schedule an appointment.  Information about applying for A-B Tech scholarships is also available through Financial Aid Self Service.

 

Need Help?  We're here to help, so give us a call at 828-398-7700 or drop by A-B Tech Madison to see us!

 

Placement Testing Study Guide

Preparation for Testing - the following sites are available to assist with test preparation:
You-Tube Training Videos - Arithmetic/Elementary Algebra

Go to http://www.youtube.com and search using the following topics:

  • Operations with Integers
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percents
  • Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities
  • Graphs and Equations of Lines
  • Polynomials and Quadratic Applications
  • Additional assistance may be found at https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm
Diagnostic and Placement Test Sample Questions - Reading/Sentence Skills/Arithmetic/Elementary Algebra

*Remember, once you're ready for testing give us a call at 828-398-7700 to schedule testing at A-B Tech Madison!