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Alternate Placement Tests

Alternate Placement Tests


Overview of the alternate placement tests that can be substituted for the NC-DAP (formerly Accuplacer) test

Placement Requirements

Placement is required for most programs as well as for many individual classes that have prerequisites. You can read about placement on our website at abtech.edu/placement

Alternate Placement Test Options

You can take an NC-DAP (formerly Accuplacer) test at A-B Tech, or you can substitute official scores from an alternate test taken within the last five years. We accept scores from the SAT, ACT, COMPASS, and ASSET tests. The the alternate placement test scores we'll accept are available on our website.

If your scores are below the minimum requirements, you'll need to use one of the other placement options listed.

Send Alternate Test Scores to A-B Tech

To have your official scores sent to A-B Tech:

Keep in mind it can take up to six weeks for scores to be sent to a college. If you don't have that much time, you may want to take the NC-DAP placement test.

You can also contact your high school to ask if your SAT or ACT scores are on your high school transcript. If they are, you can ask your high school to send your official transcript to:

A-B Tech Community College
Attn. Admissions Office
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801


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