Ability-to-Benefit Test

Ability-to-Benefit Students
Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) students are those who do not possess a high school diploma and high school equivalency and are beyond the California State age of compulsory school attendance.  If eligibility is established, these students may apply for Title IV Financial Aid.
All ATB students will undergo pre-admission advising before enrollment.

ATB testing is administered by a BPACE certified test administrator and is scored by the test publisher.  The student must provide a valid government-issued ID card and a social security number before testing. ATB students may not begin classes until they have passed the ATB test, as evidenced by an unofficial test report. ATB students will not be officially accepted until BPACE has received official passing scores from the publisher.


An ATB applicant who fails the exam must wait a minimum of 7 calendar days before retaking a second version of the  exam. If the applicant fails both versions of the exam, the applicant must wait a minimum of 60 days from the date of the second attempt before re-applying for admission to the school.  Passing scores for the ATB exam are valid for five years.


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