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Ability to Benefit (ATB)

We will conduct the administration of the ATB test remotely. Be sure to review our General Testing Rules page.


The New York State Ability to Benefit (ATB) regulation applies to all students who are first-time Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) recipients in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter. 

You must fulfill the New York State Ability to Benefit (ATB) requirement if you have not earned at least one (1) of the following:

  • a US high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a TASC/GED,
  • a Home School Letter from your school district's superintendent,
  • a previous accredited College Degree, or
  • 24 earned college credits in the core classes as required by the New York State Education Department. Learn more →

How to Fulfill the ATB Requirement

You may fulfill the ATB requirement by taking the appropriate ATB tests and achieving the minimum cut scores as indicated below:

  • Score of 233 in Reading
  • Score of 230 in Arithmetic
  • Score of 235 in Writing

View available ATB Testing dates and register here →

Please note: You must have a photo ID to test. For more information about the exam, contact the Testing Center at


Hunter College Testing Center

695 Park Avenue, Room 150N

New York, NY 10065

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After 24 hours, click here to view test results

Test results can also be viewed on the ACCUPLACER Student Portal Note: Student ID = EMPL ID, Institution = City University of New York - Central

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Room 150 Hunter North
212-772-4868 / 4920 / 4898 | email us
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065