Ability to Benefit (ATB)
30 Credit Route to a State-Issued High School Diploma
An option for New Jersey residents who have left high school prior to graduation to begin college and receive the high school diploma simultaneously.
All students applying for the Ability to Benefit Program at the County College of Morris must be a New Jersey resident and age 16 and above.
All students applying to the Ability to Benefit Program at the County College of Morris must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
1. A completed admissions application and $30 non-refundable application fee
2. An official high school transcript in a sealed envelope
All students will receive a letter instructing them to take the Accuplacer placement exam. This letter will contain instructions for contacting the Testing Center to schedule this exam. You will be required to provide your student ID number, which will be included on the letter. Applicants must pass each section of the test with the following minimum scores:
Reading Comprehension: 55 Sentence Sense: 60 Essay: 3 Arithmetic: 34
An individual with a documented learning disability may be eligible to take this test with accommodations. Contact Disability Services at 973-328-5284.
After receiving scores on all sections of the Accuplacer exam, the student must contact the Director of Admissions at 973-328-5096 for permission to enroll.
Students who do not meet these minimum scores are not eligible to participate in this program at CCM, but may attend as a non-degree seeking student.
If you do not pass the Accuplacer exam, you may earn a high school diploma through an adult high school (Morris Hills Regional Adult High School) or complete a GED program (Morris County School of Technology).
Once accepted into the program, click here for information.