Office of Testing and Evaluation

Ability to Benefit

Students must fulfill the New York State Ability-To-Benefit test requirement if they do not have a high school diploma or GED from the United States. The ATB regulation applies to all students who are first-time financial aid recipients in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter.

Effective summer 2008-2009 academic year, students are required to take the ATB exam within the add/drop period of the term.

Students must meet the Ability To Benefit (ATB)

Achieving the minimum cut scores on the Ability To Benefit (ATB) tests:

  • Score of 62 in COMPASS Reading Objective
  • Score of 25 in COMPASS Math Part I – Numerical Skills
  • Score of 32 in COMPASS Writing Objective

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

Ability To Benefit FAQ

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