Add or Change an Academic Program

Add or Change an Academic Program


Overview of how to add or change an academic program

Choosing an Academic Program

You can view the list of academic programs offered at A-B Tech by going to

Career Coach is an online tool to help you explore your academic and career goals.

Career counseling is offered in the Bailey Student Services Building at no charge for students intending to take classes at A-B Tech. If you are under 18 years old, you are strongly encouraged to do a basic application to A-B Tech first, which you can do at For more information, see

How to Select or Change a Program

While completing the general College application you will be asked to select your program of study. If you select the "Special Credit" program (to attend as a non-degree-seeking/visiting student or are undecided about your program of study), you will not be placed in an academic program. To change your program, you can add or change most academic programs in WebAdvisor. If you're unable to select a program in WebAdvisor, you will likely need to meet with an academic advisor in the Bailey Building. Call (828) 398-7900 or email for information about your next steps.

If you wish to enter a Transfer Program (A.A., A.S., A.E., or A.F.A.), you may want to consult with a College Entry Advisor to ensure you are in the optimal program for your transfer goals.

When You May Add/Change a Program

If you are not taking any classes that have started already, you will be able to add or change your program until the day your first class begins (based on the published start-date in Self-Service, not class meeting times).

If you are in classes that have already started, you will need to meet with a College Entry Advisor in the Bailey Student Services Building to determine if you are still able to change your program for the current semester.

Financial Aid

If you're selecting a program for financial aid purposes, you should also email the Financial Aid Office at to let them know you have selected a program.


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Article ID: 173
Created On: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Last Updated On: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 2:02 PM

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