Admissions Requirements

To get into the Career and College Promise transfer program ...

To be eligible for enrollment in a Career and College Promise transfer pathway, a high school student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 in high school courses
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test in English, reading and mathematics.  A student must meet or exceed benchmark scores on one of a number of assessment or placement tests (See the chart below).  Scores from different test may be mixed meet the benchmark in each of the three areas.  Students who don't have test scores with these benchmarks may take the NC-DAP test offered at A-B Tech to also see if they qualify.   Click here to schedule an NC-DAP test at A-B Tech. Students may also take the NC-DAP at another college. For more information about taking the NC-DAP at another college, please contact Distance Advising at distanceadvising@abtech.edu.

College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Assessment Tests. 

Test

PLAN

PSAT

SAT

ACT

English

15

45

500

18

Reading

18

47

500

22

Mathematics

19

47

500

22

 

Students may also use the following approved Diagnostic Test to meet benchmarks:

Test

Accuplacer

(NCCCS Cut Score)

Compass

(NCCCS Cut Score)

Asset

(NCCCS Cut Score)

NC DAP

(NCCCS Cut Score)

Sentence Skills

86

          70   (Writing)

                41   (Writing)

NCDAP composite score of 151 or higher

Reading

80

          81

                41

Arithmetic

55

          47   (Pre-Algebra)

                41   (Number Skills)

7 on each assessment for DMA 010 through 060

Elementary Algebra

75

          66

                41

 

To remain in the Career and College Promise transfer program ...

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment in a Career and College Promise transfer pathway, a student must:

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses

Other important rules ...

  • A student can only enroll in one College Transfer Pathway at a time and may not substitute courses not found in the pathway. 
  • Between semesters, a student may change his/her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.
  • Courses do not have to be taken in order listed on the pathway curriculum lists. 
  • Students are under no obligation to complete an entire program of study.

Speak with your school counselor if you are unsure if you qualify for a transfer program, or to register for college classes that will fit into your schedule. Should you have additional questions or if you are a homeschooled student without a guidance counselor, please contact us by email at ccp@abtech.edu