Ability to Benefit

Students who are beyond the age of compulsory attendance and without a high school diploma or GED may be admitted to Dawson Community College under the Ability-To-Benefit criteria. Students admitted under ATB, who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012 are not eligible for financial aid.

Ability-To-Benefit options are:

1. Taking the ACT COMPASS Math, Reading and Writing Placement Tests. Students must achieve or exceed the minimum scores on each subtest in a single testing experience.  The minimum scores for the three subtests of the Ability-To-Benefit Test are:

Subject Score
Writing 32
Reading 62
Pre-algebra 25

Initial testing is free; for subsequent testing a fee of $15.00 will be assessed for each administration of the test.

2. Satisfactory completion of 6 credit hours which are applicable to a Dawson Community College degree or certificate.

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