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Who Needs to Complete Placement?

Placement is required if you meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You plan to enter into an academic program of study at A-B Tech that requires placement (all Associate's and Diploma programs, as well as many Certificate programs).
  • You plan to take Curriculum classes at A-B Tech that have English and/or math prerequisites.
  • You are a home-schooled student interested in enrolling in the College Transfer Pathways in the Career and College Promise program.

Students have several choices and should review the list of Placement Options to determine which is the best fit.

If you are enrolling in individual courses with no English or math pre-requisites and/or you do not wish to declare a major, you are not required to complete placement.

If you're transferring from another college and have previous college credit in English and/or math from a regionally-accredited institution, you may not need to complete a placement test. You may send your college transcripts to A-B Tech; we will review your transcripts and assess whether your previous college credits meet the English and/or math placement requirements. Official transcripts must be mailed to: Records and Registration, A-B Tech Community College, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801.