Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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Welcome to the A-B Tech application process.


Fall 2016 registration is open for current and returning students. 



Fall classes begin August 15, 2016.


Before registering for classes, new students should complete the enrollment process, and current/returning students who are enrolled in academic programs should meet with their program advisor to get an educational plan. For help with enrolling at A-B Tech or registering for classes, call 828.398.7900 or email



If you do not fully answer the questions regarding your Driver's License information and ALL residency questions, your application will be prompted by our computer system to OUT OF STATE TUITION and you will be registered and billed as an out of state student. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information and assistance at or by phone at 828/398-7576, 398-7578, or 398-7577.   You can also visit Admissions in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center on the Victoria Road campus. Helpful hint: When entering your driver's license issue date, please enter the original issue date if the license is a duplicate. NOTE: Any residency reclassification will only be adjusted prior to the academic term start.


Out-of-State Students Enrolling in Distance Education Courses

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board which allows students to enroll in distance education classes from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Still have questions regarding the Enrollment Process?

Please contact the Information Center at

or call


Now you’re ready to begin the application process. You will become an official student of the college once your application for admission has been successfully submitted and your student record complete. 

All students must have graduated from an accredited high school, adult high school or HSE program or be 18 years old or older. Students do not have to submit their high school, HSE or adult high school diploma to apply to A-B Tech. This application certifies that you are a graduate of an accredited high school, adult high school or HSE program or 18 years old or older.  If you are still in high school, you must contact the Admissions Office to confirm your high school graduation before registration.

Special notes:

  • Throughout the year, A-B Tech’s employees or agents may take photographs of students and college activities. These photographs may appear in various A-B Tech materials including A-B Tech’s website, newsletters, brochures and other marketing and advertising materials. If you do not want your photograph or image to be included in these or other promotional materials, please contact A-B Tech Director of Community Relations & Marketing Kerri Glover at (828) 398-7117.
  • The Financial Aid Office's and the College's primary method of communication is electronic, and may result in earlier notification of awards and general information. Financial Aid information is available to students in WebAdvisor, which is a secure web portal that requires a Login ID and password in order to access. Consent is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. Please contact the Financial Aid office at or call 828-398-7202 or 828-398-7887 to withdraw this consent.
  • Students submitting mobile telephone numbers on application will be sent text alerts/messages from the college on occasion.  If you would like to opt-out of text-messaging, please contact Admissions at 828-398-7577 or email


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.



The information below includes general application guidelines for ALL colleges in North Carolina.






Last updated: 7/1/2016 10:52:00 AM ET

Application Instructions

Traditional Applicants:

  • Complete this online application. After you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column of the application and follow the directions.
  • Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen)
  • Make arrangements for official transcripts from all high schools and/or colleges attended and test scores to be sent to the admissions office.
  • Make arrangements for official test-score reports to be sent to the admissions office.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Applicants:

  1. If your high school counselor has pre-approved you for participation in Career & College Promise, you may complete and submit your application. Otherwise, you must complete the CCP Status Form and select specific CCP Pathway(s) before completing this application.

  2. You will be required to provide your NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE ID) or Unique Identifier when completing the status form, if you do not know your NC Student Number, you will find it on your most recent report card, or you may obtain your ID from your high school counselor.
    • NC private school or home school students: If you do not know whether you have an NC Student Number, please take your next steps based on the following information:
      • If you were a NC public student in 2008 or later, please contact the school or district where you attended school. The district will have a record of your NC Student Number and can provide that for you.
      • If you are a current NC private school student who has not attended an NC public school since 2008, please check with the counselor at your private school; some private school students receive NC Student Numbers under certain circumstances.
      • If you are a NC private school or home school student and do not have an NC Student Number, you may obtain a Unique Identifier (UID) by contacting

  3. Once you have completed the CCP Status Form and your counselor has approved your pathway selection, please review the information below carefully, then complete and submit your application. Your NC Student Number/UID also will be required on Screen 2 of the application.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You should identify yourself as a CCP participant on Screen 3 of the application.
  • You should print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen.)
  • During the application process, you will be asked to identify the College Transfer and/or Career & Technical Education, OR a Cooperative and Innovative High Schools pathway in which you wish to participate. If you are unsure, you may save your application and return to it later.
  • You will not be able to submit an incomplete application.
  • You should arrange for official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended as well as required test scores to be sent to the appropriate community college admissions office.
  • If you have additional questions about the CCP program, please see your high school counselor or visit the NC Career & College Promise website (

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC  28801-4897
Telephone: (828) 398-7900
Fax: (828) 251-6718
How to Use the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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