The TEAS test at RCC
TEST SCHEDULE FALL 2017
Monday 10/16 - 10am
Tuesday 10/17 - 10am
Thursday 10/19 - 10am
Friday 10/20 - 10am
Visit www.atitesting.com to register and pay.Test dates for January—March will be posted in early 2018.
See the Nursing and Radiology program websites for upcoming application deadlines.
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*There are 20 unscored pretest questions. Scores are based on answers to 150 scored questions.
The ATI TEAS exam: The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a required test for students submitting an application to RCC's Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs. TEAS is provided by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, math, science and English.
A NEW TEAS EXAM: The current version of the TEAS is called the ATI TEAS. It is the Sixth Edition of the TEAS test. From 2009—August 2016 test takers took the fifth edition of the exam, or the TEAS V. Beginning September 1st, 2016, TEAS V is no longer available.
RCC NURSING PROGRAM TEAS REQUIREMENTS
*EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017*
June 2017 deadline: Only the new ATI TEAS/Sixth Edition will be accepted for the June 2017 application period.
TEAS results must be dated on or before the application deadline to be considered for admissions.
Required Score: RCC's programs do not have a minimum required score. Please see the Nursing and Radiology applications for admissions criteria.
Retest Policy: Effective Spring 2017: RCC permits test takers to take the exam 2x per admissions cycle (July—March and April—June). We strongly recommend waiting at least 2 weeks before retesting in order to study and maximize chances of improving your score.
Results will automatically be reported to the RCC Admissions Office. To send transcripts to other schools you must order a transcript ($27) through www.atitesting.com.
Nursing & Radiological Technology Applications: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/academics/health-sciences
Preparation and Study Materials
Study materials for the new ATI TEAS are available in the RCC bookstore and library, as well as from the test company at http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/.
TEAS prep courses are offered through the Lifelong Learning office in the Student Center Building #4, Room 102. Contact them at (857) 701-1605 or email LHagen@rcc.mass.edu
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES: Please contact RCC's Testing Department well in advance if you may require testing accommodations. Call the office at 617-708-3628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Equivalency Testing (formerly GED®)
As of January 1, 2017, candidates for the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential may choose as a pathway to the Credential one of two assessments, the GED©test or the HiSET®.
RCC currently offers HiSET testing only.
Visit the state website for a comparison of the two tests: www.doe.mass.edu/hse.
To view HiSET test schedules for RCC and other test centers, and to register for HiSET exams, visit https://hiset.ets.org/.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PREPARATION CLASSES
RCC offers HiSET preparation through the office of Lifelong Learning. Classes are offered in either English or Spanish.
There are also many free local HiSET prep programs. Visit http://massliteracyhotline.org/hotline/ for a list of preparation programs in your area.
As of August 18th, 2014, Massachusetts GED transcripts (for individuals who passed the GED exam anywhere in Massachusetts 1969—2013) are available only through the Diploma Sender company.
Official transcripts and diplomas for those who have passed the HiSet exams (March 2014—present) are also delivered by Diploma Sender.
Test centers such as RCC are no longer able to provide GED transcripts.
Diploma Sender website: https://www.diplomasender.com/
Any questions about this procedure can be directed to the High School Equivalency Office at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: http://www.doe.mass.edu/hse/contact.html.
Contact the Testing Department
RCC Testing Lab-Building 4, Room 301
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
TTY/TDD users: Massachusetts Relay Service or dial 711