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A-B Tech Placement Options

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Call 398-7900 for More Information

Please submit your application to attend A-B Tech to the Admissions Office before you schedule testing. Submit your application online.

Placement is required for students entering all diploma and degree programs, many certificate programs, and for specific courses with English, reading, or math prerequisites. Placement must be completed BEFORE students attend New Student Orientation.

Students have several placement options and may use one or more of the following:

Option 1 Transfer Credit

Submit a transcript from the college at which a pre-requisite course was completed with a grade of C or higher. Official transcripts are required for program placement.

Option 2 Accuplacer Assessment

Complete the Accuplacer Placement Assessment, available at A-B Tech several times each week. The assessment is computer based and must be completed in person use the calendar below to schedule your session. Students may take the Accuplacer at another college for more information, please contact a distance advisor at .

Option 3 Alternate Placement Assessments

Complete and submit official scores from an alternate placement assessment.

Option 4 Informed Consent

Students with relevant life, work, or educational experience may be eligible to waive the placement requirement. Informed Consent may not be used for admission to a limited or competitive program. To review eligibility, see an advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center or call 828-398-7583. Distance students may contact the distance advisor at

If you need accommodations for testing, please contact Support Services at 828.398.7581 or Contact should be made at least 2 weeks proior to testing.

Notice to individuals interested in Allied Health Public Services and Emergency Services competitive and modified competitive programs

A-B Tech requires students applying for competitive and modified competitive programs to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills, TEAS. For general information about the TEAS test visit ATI Testing

Online registration for testing is available for the Asheville campus ONLY. To schedule testing at the Madison Site, please call 649-2947.

To access review materials please visit Google, and search for "Accuplacer practice".

The Introductory Algebra Review MOOC covers the first five modules of the developmental math curriculum established by the North Carolina Community College System. Students may enroll directly in the MOOC on the Udacity website.

CollegeBoard now offers an ACCUPLACER iPhone Study App.

Watch a video demonstration of the iPhone app.

Click here to cancel a scheduled placement test.

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College    340 Victoria Road    Asheville, North Carolina 28801    USA