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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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:
- KHAN Academy http://www.khanacademy.org
- Study Skills from Dartmouth College http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/study.html
- Test-taking Tips from Study Guides and Strategies http://www.studygs.net/tsttak1.htm
- Reading Tips (also from Study Guides and Strategies) http://studygs.net/reading.htm
- Writer Placer Guide with Sample Essays http://professionals.collegeboard.com
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
- 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!