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Admissions Overview

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Enrollment Steps

The Enrollment Map and Checklist below will help guide you through the enrollment and registration process (click on the documents to open them; click here for a Spanish version; Haga clic aquí para el versión del español).

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Below are the general steps for enrolling as a new A-B Tech student. For personal assistance, don’t hesitate to email or call (828) 398-7900.

1. Apply to A-B Tech

2. Complete New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure Assessment

3. Complete Placement/Send Transcripts

4. Select a Program

5. Meet With Your Program Advisor

6. Apply for Financial Aid

7. Register for Classes

8. Pay for Tuition

General Admission Policy

A-B Tech is an open-door institution, which accepts all applicants who have graduated from high school, hold a HSE (High School Equivalency) or adult high school diploma, are at least 18 years of age or older, are an emancipated minor, or a dual enrollment student (still in high school). Some programs, such as in the Allied Health/Public Services and Emergency Services Division, are selective and typically require the high school or HSE (High School Equivalency) credential.  Admission to these programs is competitive and follows specific and separate application cycles. High school graduation or the equivalent from an accredited, valid institution is required for Financial Aid purposes. Please call (828) 398-7900 or see an academic advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building for further information.

Other Helpful Links for New Students

Competitive Allied Health and Limited Programs

Campus Tour

College Calendar

Continuing Education (Non-Credit) Classes

International Students

North Carolina Residency and Residency Application Form

Important Dates for Students (Spring 2016) PDF opens in new window