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International Placement Testing

International Placement Testing

Summary

Placement testing required for international students

NC-DAP Placement Test

All A-B Tech applicants are required to complete placement in English, reading, and math in order to enroll in a program. International students must take the NC-DAP prior to admission. If you wish to take the NC-DAP at A-B Tech because you are already in the Asheville area or in the United States on a separate visa, please indicate this on the International Application Supplement.

If you'll be taking this test in your home country or outside of Asheville, you must have a proctor for the exam. The proctor must be a university official and will be responsible for administering the online exam. Our office will contact the proctor directly. Please supply the required proctor information on the International Application Supplement so our office can make arrangements for this test. You will be contacted regarding the placement test once all other required documentation has been received and approved.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

If you are from a country where English is the language of instruction, or if you already live in the Asheville area, you are not required to submit scores for the TOEFL.

All other applicants must submit TOEFL scores. These scores must be sent directly to A-B Tech from the testing agency or may be included with your application packet.

For additional information on taking the TOEFL, contact the nearest American Consular Office or see the TOEFL website at toefl.org. You can also call the TOEFL agency in the United States at (609) 771-7100, Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–9:45 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. New York, USA (Eastern Standard) time.

Minimum TOEFL Scores

Test Format Minimum Score
Paper-based test 450
Computer-based test 133
Internet-based test 60

 

A minimum score of 15 is required on each subsection (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing).

 

Key Words: placement test, international, international students, Accuplacer, NC-DAP, TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language

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