Ability to Benefit (ATB)

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Delgado Community College is an approved testing center for the Ability to Benefit (ATB) Test.  The Office of Advising & Testing administers the computerized version of the ACCUPLACER ATB test, a paper and pencil option is not available at our testing centers.

Who is eligible to take this test?

Only non-high school graduates who are enrolled in an eligible career pathway may take the ATB for financial aid purposes. The only eligible career pathways at Delgado Community College are through the Accelerated Career Education (ACE) program, which allow students to concurrently work on their math and English skills with the Adult Education Program.  Students who cannot or do not wish to enroll in an eligible career pathway should plan on earning a high school equivalency diploma through the HiSET Exam.

All interested students should contact the Adult Education Program/ACE Program prior to registering for and completing the ATB test.

Delgado Community College Adult Education Program

City Park Campus
Building 7, Room 170
504-671-5434
adulated@dcc.edu

Delgado Community College ACE Program

City Park Campus
Building 7, Room 170
504-671-5434
aceprogram@dcc.edu

What subjects are covered on the test?

Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Arithmetic are all covered on the test.

What Delgado locations offer this test?

The ATB test is offered at the City Park and West Bank Campuses as well as the Sidney Collier Site.

What’s the cost of the test?

Students will be charged a $15 non-refundable fee for the test on the administration date.

Are there study/preparation materials?

Yes! Please click here for sample exam questions and the free Official Study App.

What ATB scores do I need to pass?

What happens if I don’t pass the test?

Re-Test Policy

How do I check available dates and sign up for the ATB exam?

  1. Contact the Adult Education/ACE Program (see the “Who is eligible to take this test?” section above) 
  2. Apply to and be accepted into the ACE Program
  3. To schedule your test today, click on the following link:


schedule appointment for testing
Appointment scheduling
by Appointment-Plus

Contact Us:

City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302
504-671-5080

West Bank Campus
LaRocca Hall, Room 303
504-762-3198

Sidney Collier Site
Building 3, Room 117A
504-941-8526

Please do not bring any food, drink, cell phones, purses, wristlets or bags into the Testing Center. The only thing you are required to have on test day is your state and/or government issued photo ID.

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