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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

(Take Classes Without a High School Diploma or GED)


Requirements to enroll at A-B Tech and options for students who don't have a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency

Basic Admissions Requirements

In order to take curriculum classes (for college credit) at A-B Tech, you must either have a high school diploma/GED or be at least 18 years old. If you're 18 or older and do not have a high school diploma or GED, you are encouraged to contact our Career Services department at careerservices@abtech.edu to discuss your options.

There is no minimum high school or prior college GPA required to enroll. There may be additional enrollment steps for non-US citizens.

Most Continuing Education classes do not require you to have a high school diploma or GED. Students under 18 cannot register for Continuing Education classes online. Continuing Education students must be at least 16 by the time a class starts in order to register for a class. Students who are 16 and 17 years old must have a minor permission form on file to register for Continuing Education classes.

Selective and Limited Programs

Having a high school degree or GED is a requirement for some of our Selective and Limited Programs at A-B Tech. Refer to the application criteria packets for the individual programs on the Selective and Limited Programs page for details.

Dual-Enrollment for High School Students

If you're under 18 and currently in high school, you may be able to take curriculum classes at A-B Tech as a dual-enrolled high school student. For more information about dual-enrollment options, go to abtech.edu/ccp.

Obtain GED Through A-B Tech

If you don't have a high school diploma or GED and want to take curriculum classes at A-B Tech, we encourage you to consider earning your GED through A-B Tech. For more information, contact our Department of Transitional Studies (formerly known as the GED office) at (828) 398-7433 or adulted@abtech.edu.


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