Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB)
In order to be eligible for New York State TAP/Scholarships, you must have graduated from a high school in the United States and we must have a copy of your diploma or final high school transcript (showing graduation and the date) on record.
If you did not graduate from a United States high school and you have an associates or bachelor’s degree form a United States college we can accept this in lieu of graduation from a United States high school. We must have a final official transcript on file showing the degree awarded.
If you have completed minimally 24 college credits from a United States college, we can also evaluate your credits. You must have completed with a C or higher, 6 credits in English Language Arts, 3 credits in Math, 3 credits in Natural Science, 3 Credits in Social Science, 3 credits in Humanities and 6 credits in your degree program as determined by the University.
If you do not meet one of the above criteria, you must take and pass an Ability to
Benefit Exam in order to be eligible for your awards by the add/drop deadline of the
semester in which you are in which you are seeking the TAP/scholarship award. .
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