ATB Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN YOU'RE
NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ATB ASSESSMENT:
I'm not eligible to take ATB Assessment because I'm new student as of 7/1/2012 and do not have high school diploma or GED.
What are my options?
- Gavilan Noncredit Program offers "GED Preparation" courses, free of charge. The next courses to be offered will be in Fall 2013.
There are no GED preparation classes in the summer through Gavilan Noncredit. For more information, please contact:
Debra Casella, Noncredit Program - Gavilan College
- Morgan Hill Adult School
80 West Central Avenue Morgan Hill, CA 95037
- Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
294 Green Valley Road Watsonville, CA 95076
- Salinas Adult School
20 Sherwood Place Salinas, CA 93906
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR ATB ASSESSMENT:
How do I make an appointment for the ATB?
The Financial Aid Office will schedule appointments for students who are eligible to take the Ability to Benefit Assessment. Contact Financial Aid at 408-848-4727 for more information and to determine if you're eligible for the ATB.
How can I prepare for the ATB?
We encourage you to visit our website at www.gavilan.edu, go to Student Services, then click on Assessment, scroll down to the end of the web page and you will find “Practice tests for Ability to Benefit.” These practice tests will give you some idea of what to expect on the test.
What happens after I have taken the ATB Assessment?
Your scores will be processed by the Assessment Center within 7 – 10 working days and you will receive notification of your scores by mail. The Financial Aid Office will also receive notification from Assessment Office. Should you need to re-take the assessment contact Financial Aid for next available dates. If you do not receive a passing score, you have the opportunity to retake the assessment 15 days after the date you took the last ATB assessment.
Who do I contact for additional information?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 408-848-4727 or the Assessment Center at 408-846-4992.