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General Contact Information

Phone: 646-312-4305

Fax: 646-312-4306

Walk-In Address:

Newman Vertical Campus

Room 5-220

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
55
AccuPlacer Sentence Skills
60
AccuPlacer Arithmetic
34

The Office of Testing and Evaluation will notify students who are required to take the examination, and provide information regarding the testing appointment.

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