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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. Non-citizens other than F-1/M-1 students (Permanent Residents, Refugees , other visas, individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or Undocumented Individuals) may review documentation requirements on the Non-citizen Applicant's page. Students may choose from a wide selection of diploma and associate degree programs. 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. 

English Proficiency

English proficiency is required and must be documented by TOEFL or IELTS scores.  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.

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 and must show proof of financial support sufficient to cover out-of-state tuition, fees, books, supplies, living and travel expenses for a minimum of one year of study.  The estimated annual cost of attendance is $24,000 US Dollars. Please add an additional $5,000 for each dependent accompanying the student.

Admission Requirements

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