Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home Testing Center Ability to Benefit (ATB)

Ability to Benefit (ATB)


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 GED,
  • a Home School Letter from your school district's superintendent,
  • a previous Bachelor's Degree, or
  • 24 earned college credits in the core classes as required by the New York State Education Department. Learn more →

The ATB regulation applies to all students who are first-time financial aid recipients in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter. As of summer 2008-09 academic year, students are required to take the ATB exam by the first day of classes in that given semester. 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 55 in ACCUPLACER Comprehensive Reading
  • Score of 34 in ACCUPLACER Arithmetic
  • Score of 60 in ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills

View available ATB Testing dates and register here →

Please note: You must have a valid Hunter 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

Study/Test Prep Materials:



Document Actions
« September 2016 »
Go to full calendar…
Testing Center website feedback:
Room 150 Hunter North
212-772-4868 / 4920 / 4898 | email us
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065