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Ability to Benefit Students


Admission of Ability to Benefit Students.  In keeping with the mission of the Alabama Community College System, applicants with less than a high school diploma or GED may be admitted to courses not creditable toward an associate degree or programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree, PROVIDED they meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 17 years of age, and have not been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year, and have specifically documented ability to benefit (appropriate scores on the ASSET® or COMPASS™ in certain cases).

    Educational programs composed exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree which are available to the general public include cosmetology, cosmetology nail technology, and welding technology.