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Ability-to-Benefit Test

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 16 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 ACCUPLACER® OR
  • Hold the Alabama Occupational Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a nonpublic high school, and have not achieved a minimum ACT® score of 16 or a minimum SAT ®score of 790 on critical reading and math.
Educational programs composed exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree and are available to the general public include Cabinetmaking/Carpentry, Cosmetology, Cosmetology - Nail Technology, and Welding Technology.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

According to the U.S. Department of  Education’s Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a student with a disability may be defined as any individual who:
  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • has a record of such an impairment; or
  • is regarded as having such an impairment.
Any examinee who has a documented disability should contact Disability Support Services at respective campuses two weeks prior to registered testing date.