RCC does not conduct registration for the SAT, LSAT, Praxis or TOEFL exams, although the College may be used by these organizations as a test site. Please see the websites below for information on these exams.
In 2014, Massachusetts and other states replaced the GED® exam with a new test, the HiSET.
Those who take and pass all five sections of the HiSET earn a Massachusetts High School Equivalency Diploma.
RCC is a HiSET test site. We offer the HiSET on both computer and on paper.
To view testing requirements for Massachusetts, visit the High School Equivalency page of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: www.doe.mass.edu/hse.
All HiSet registration must be done on the HiSET website: http://www.hiset.ets.org/.
High School Equivalency Preparation Classes
RCC does not currently offer HiSET preparation classes. For a list of local programs we recommend, click here.
For a longer list of programs statewide, click here.
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
Office: Student Center, Building 4, Room 102
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an aptitude test that is used as one component for selecting students for admission to the competitive Nursing and Allied Health programs.
For complete information about applying to our Nursing and Allied Health programs, please visit the Health Sciences Department webpage: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/academics/health-sciences/how-to-apply.
The TEAS exam is administered twice a year, in February - March for the Fall Licensed Practical Nurse, Radiologic Technology, and Registered Nurse program; and September - October for the Spring Registered Nurse evening program. Students applying to these programs MUST take the TEAS at RCC. Results from other test sites are not accepted.
The next application deadline for the Nursing program at RCC is October 15th, 2014.
Click here to request an appointment for a TEAS exam . You must click on the link below to request a specific date and time. A confirmation will be emailed to you after you submit your request.
The cost of the TEAS exam at RCC is $65.00. Payment is due on test day, and must be paid with a money order or personal check.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test will assess your abilities in Math, Reading, English and Science. The test is computerized and will be administered online via the internet and takes about three and half (3 1/2) hours to complete. There are four sections and each section is timed as follows:
Study guides for the TEAS V are available in the RCC Library.
Study guides are also available from ATI Nursing Education at https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.aspx .
Our Mission is to properly arm individuals with the academic and workforce tools needed to succeed on the MCAS exam and catapult their careers! We firmly believe in working with students to eliminate the barriers and obstacles that stand in the way of one's ability to be successful. As a result, Pathways provides travel passes, meals for participants every class, an abundance of school supplies to assist with one's organizational approach, as well as, one-on-one consultations with the program coordinator and a career navigator. Our services are free and open to anyone desiring to advance their career. The only requirement we mandate is one's full commitment: Devoting time, energy and discipline to their studies and tasks.
Pathways provides the following ACADEMIC YEAR PREPARATORY CLASSES - Fall & Spring:
English Language Arts and
Download, fill out and return the Pathways Application!
Return this application, via mail or email, to the program coordinator listed below.
For more information on Pathways or to learn how to contribute, contact:
James Lambert III – Program Coordinator
Tele: 617.427.0060; x5414
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave.
Building 4, Room 102
Roxbury, MA 02120