Placement Testing Schedule

Schedule your Placement Test HERE

July 2014

No appointment is needed through July 24th. The full Placement exam takes approximately 3 hours.

Monday 7/7 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7/8 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 7/9 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 7/10 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday 7/14 10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7/15 10:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 7/16 12:00pm-3:30pm
Friday 7/18 9:30am-1:30pm
Monday 7/21 10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7/22 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 7/23 12:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday 7/24 9:00am-3:00pm

After July 24th, students will be required to make advance appointments for the Placement exam. Students, please email the Testing Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for signup instructions and schedules.

Location: Lab 351 – 3rd Floor – Academic Building
You must have an RCC ID number and present a picture ID.

Career Assessment

Coming Soon

High School Equivalency Testing (formerly GED®)

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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.

GED Transcripts
If you took and passed your GED® exams at RCC prior to 2014, you can still order copies of your scores.
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO RCC- there is no fee for the transcript to be sent to the RCC Admissions Office. Please fill out the transcript request form and mail, fax, or deliver to the Testing Department. Transcripts will be forwarded to RCC Admissions within 1-2 business days.
Official transcript requests must be submitted by mail. We process all requests in 1-2 business days.
Each copy is $7, and can be sent to you or directly to colleges, training programs, or employers.
Please print, fill out, and mail the transcript request form, available here.

GED Diplomas
We issue copies of transcripts (scores)—see section above. Copies of diplomas are available from the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office. Click here to visit their site.

Contact the Testing Department
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Phone: 617-708-3628    
Fax: 617-933-7424
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.

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:

  • Reading 42 questions – 58 minutes
  • Math 30 questions – 51 minutes
  • Science 48 questions – 66 minutes
  • English and Language 30 questions – 34 minutes.

For information about preparing for the exam, please visit ATI Nursing Education at www.atitesting.com

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. Registration for the test is required. Please call 617-541-5349 for a test schedule and additional information.

TEAS Exam Test Schedule

Spring 2014

  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
  • Thursday February 27th, 2014
  • Tuesday March 4th, 2014
  • Wednesday March 5th, 2014
  • Thursday March 6th, 2014
  • Friday March 7th, 2014
  • Saturday, March 8th, 2014
  • Monday March 10th, 2014
  • Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
  • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  • Thursday, March 13th, 2014
  • Friday March 14th, 2014
  • Saturday March 15th, 2014

Deadline for Nursing Application: March 17, 2014
Test Time: 10:00 SHARP!
Location: Room 351-Academic Building, 3rd Floor
Required: Picture ID.
Telephone: 617-541-5349

MCAS – Pathway to Success

Roxbury Community College
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 PREPARTORY 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.

Contact Us:
For more information on Pathways or to learn how to contribute, contact:

James Lambert III – Program Coordinator
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tele: 617.427.0060; x5414
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave.
Building 4, Room 102
Roxbury, MA 02120