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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help incoming students make the transition to A-B Tech.  NSO can be completed in-person on campus (we offer several sessions each week) or online through your Moodle account. 

Included in NSO is the SmarterMeasure Online Readiness assessment. Your SmarterMeasure score may prevent you from registering for 100% online classes without taking additional courses or participating in interventions, so be prepared to do your best on this assessment. Both NSO and SmarterMeasure are required before registering for curriculum classes.

Click the links below to learn more and to schedule your NSO session!


What is New Student Orientation and SmarterMeasure?


New Student Welcome Guide (Coming Soon)


Schedule New Student Orientation


Cancel a Scheduled New Student Orientation


Schedule a Campus Tour

Spring 2019 registration opens for NEW students November 26, 2018!

Visit or call 828.398.7900 for details.

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