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Placement into ABE

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are for adults who are already proficient in the English language, but whose reading and writing abilities are below high school level. 

If you haven’t completed high school or are satisfied that a COMPASS English placement into ABE classes is a good option for you, plan on attending an ABE Orientation Session. (Check with an ABE advisorfor dates.) Bring your photo ID, your North student ID number and the $25 tuition fee to orientation.

However, you should talk to an ABE advisor right away if ABE placement does not seem appropriate to your reading and writing skills. Don't wait until the Orientation Session and then find out that an ABE class is not the best level for you. If you do, you may have to delay registration for an English class until the following quarter (since it is likely that most classes for the current quarter will already be filled).

The ABE advisor will provide you with more information, including the option of an English Appeal test. You must take an English Appeal test within one month of your COMPASS English test. (Sooner is better, if you are planning to register for the upcoming quarter.) You will have to wait up to a week for English Appeal test results.