International Applicants

A-B Tech Welcomes International Students!

A-B Tech welcomes students from all countries interested in pursuing a diploma or associate degree in many fields of study. A-B Tech has been approved to issue I-20 forms for qualified international applicants seeking F-1 or M-1 status.

English Proficiency

English proficiency is required and must be documented by TOEFL scores or an acceptable alternative.  A-B Tech does offer an intensive English as a Second Language Program (ESL). It is not for credit and students must already be living in Asheville to attend. A-B Tech has not been approved to issue I-20s for study in the ESL program.

Academic Programs

International students interested in attending A-B Tech may choose from a wide selection of diploma and associate degree programs. Please review our academic program offerings. If you do not find a program of interest at A-B Tech, please visit Study in the States to find a school that fits your needs.

Proof of Financial Support & Cost of Attendance

International students are not eligible for financial aid and will be required to pay out-of-state tuition rates. International students on an F-1 or M-1 student visa must be enrolled full-time.  International students must show proof of financial support sufficient to cover out-of-state tuition, fees, books, supplies, living and travel expenses, and incidental costs for a minimum of one year of study.  Please review the Cost of Attendance prior to submitting an application.

Admission Requirements

If you are interested in applying as an international student, please review our admission requirements.