General Contact Information
Newman Vertical Campus
Office of Testing and Evaluation
Ability to Benefit
The Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) test requirement applies to students who are seeking financial aid awards under the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for the first time in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter and do not have a high school diploma or GED from the United States.
Effective January 26, 2016, first-time recipients must take and pass an approved ability-to-benefit test within the institution's add/drop period to establish award eligibility in that term.
Effective October 1, 2015 and thereafter, first-time TAP recipients must meet or exceed all of the following minimum cut scores on the Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Arithmetic modules of Accuplacer. :
|Ability-to-Benefit Test Module||Minimum Score|
|AccuPlacer Reading Comprehension||
|AccuPlacer Sentence Skills||
The Office of Testing and Evaluation will notify students who are required to take the examination, and provide information regarding the testing appointment.
Within any three-month period, ATB candidates are permitted an initial test and one retest . There must be a two-week waiting period between the initial test and the retest.
Students are required to attend a structured academic intervention with the Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) prior to being able to take their retest.
Study/Test Prep Materials:
- Student Academic Consulting Center (NVC 2-116)