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The TEAS V Test is required for admission to the Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Certificate programs at Mount Wachusett Community College.  All exams are administered by appointment at the Gardner Campus in Testing Services, Room 128C.

This exam is ONLY available at Mount Wachusett Community College for MWCC applicants.

Nursing application deadlines are as follows:
September 1st…….PN Program
November 3rd……Advanced Standing Program
December 1st……..Bridge Program
January 15th………RN Program

Registration is only online at www.atitesting.com.
Create an account on the ATI website, or log in with an existing account.

1. Click “Register for TEAS” on the lower right of the ATI homepage.
2. Select the Program Type “TEAS for Nursing Students” and search for available dates at MWCC.
3. Choose one of the sessions listed and continue to the next steps.

Some sessions may have sold out, and are no longer available.

Registration Fee:  $90.00

  • Paid online by credit card during registration.
  • It is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Applicants who are late or absent on their test date will have to register and pay the full fee again.

Testing Accommodations:
Contact Disability Services and Testing Services before registering with ATI testing.  Accommodations for TEAS are only given during morning sessions.
To request reasonable accommodations for testing, please contact Student Services at 978-630-9855, prior to registering for the test.

Retests:
Three test attempts are allowed within a 365 day period from the first attempt (not per calendar year).  Be sure to allow adequate study time to prepare for the retest.  Retesting requires an additional ATI registration and the fee amount is the same per test.

Scores are valid for 3 years from the test date.

TESTING DATES AND TIMES

Availability may change.  Check atitesting.com for the most up to date information.

August 2016
Wednesday, 8/24 8:30am– Full
Monday, 8/29 8:30am – Full
ALL TEAS DATES FOR AUGUST ARE FULL

September
No TEAS will be given at MWCC this month.
PN application deadline is September 1st.
We will resume TEAS testing in October. Dates will be posted mid September.

Day of the Test

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time.
  • Valid photo ID must be presented to test.
  • Pencils and scrap paper will be provided and collected when the test is completed.
  • Use of materials not provided by Testing Services will end the test immediately.   Test results are given before leaving Testing Services.

About the Test:
The Test of Essential Academic skills (TEAS) is a four part, web-based, supervised assessment that includes subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English language usage. The TEAS Test was developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to predict the academic readiness of applicants prior to admission into a healthcare program. There are 170 questions in total on the test.  It is computer based, with the use of a mouse to take the test.   A score report is received immediately after the test is finished.

The total testing time for all four test areas is 3 hours and 29 minutes. The amount of time allotted for each subtest is:

  • Reading = 58 minutes for 48 questions
  • Mathematics = 51 minutes for 34 questions
  • Science = 66 minutes for 54 questions
  • English and Language Usage = 34 minutes for 34 questions

Cut-off scores as of April 1, 2014

PROGRAM

COMPOSITE
SCORE

READING

MATH

SCIENCE

ENGLISH

ADN   Program

N/A

69.0

63.3

45.8

60.0

PN   Program

N/A

54.8

50.0

35.4

53.3

Scores are valid for 3 years from the test date.


Preparation for the Test:

There are practice assessments and a study manual for sale on the ATI website www.atitesting.com/onlinestore

The Study Manual is also available for sale at the MWCC bookstore.

www.testprepreview.com has free TEAS practice tests.

MWCC strongly recommends that applicants complete program pre-and-co-requisite courses especially English Composition I, Math and a four-credit lab science before taking the TEAS Test to enhance their knowledge base.

FAQs:

All the TEAS dates are full at MWCC, what do I do now?
Contact Testing Services to find out if sessions will be added.  Although most test sites administer TEAS to their students only, you may search the ATI website for other locations that will allow you test at their site.  You may have to wait until the next semester to be admitted to the program.

I took the test somewhere else, how does MWCC get my scores?
Contact ATI to have your scores sent to MWCC Testing Services.  Scores will only be accepted from ATI, not the other test site, another school, or the student.

Do I need to retake the whole test again if I already passed some sections?
All sections will be given, but you may click through the sections you already passed.  The passing score from your earlier attempt is still valid and will be applied.

Is the fee lower if I already passed some sections?
No, the fee is $90 for all attempts.

What if I still do not have the required scores after my second attempt?
You are allowed a third attempt.   After a third attempt, a waiting period of 365 days (from the first of 3 attempts) is required to test again.

Can I use a calculator for the test?
No, only the scratch paper and pencil provided by Testing Services are allowed at the workstation.

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