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The TEAS test at RCC

Day Date Time
Friday 11/18/16 10:00 AM
Saturday 11/19/16 10:00 AM
Friday 2/10/17 10:00 AM
Saturday 2/11/17 10:00 AM
Friday 2/24/17 10:00 AM
Saturday 2/25/17 10:00 AM
Friday 3/3/17 10:00 AM
Saturday 3/4/17 10:00 AM
Friday 3/10/17 10:00 AM
Saturday 3/11/17 10:00 AM
Monday 3/13/17 10:00 AM
Tuesday 3/14/17 10:00 AM
Wednesday 3/15/17* 10:00 AM

COST: $91 [includes tax] 

* DEADLINE FOR RCC NURSING APPLICATIONS for SEPT 2017. TEAS exams submitted for this application must have been taken on or before the deadline.
Check back in April for May/June test dates. The next Nursing deadline at RCC is in mid-June.

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. Applicants testing for other programs are welcome to register for RCC TEAS sessions. Transcripts can be sent to other programs through www.atitesting.com.

  • March 15th 2017 deadline: Both TEAS V and ATI TEAS scores will be accepted for the March 15th application deadline.
  • 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.

Transcripts to RCC: Results will automatically be reported to the RCC Admissions Office if you provide the RCC Testing Department with your RCC Student ID number on test day.

Transcripts for other programs: 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 Office of Corporate and Community Education in Building 2, Room 101. Contact them at 617-933-7410 or 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 testing@rcc.mass.edu.


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.


Content Area # Questions # Minutes
 Reading 53 64
Math 36 54
Science 53 63
English 28 28
TOTAL 170* 209

*There are 20 unscored pretest questions. Scores are based on answers to 150 scored questions.

  • Registration and payment for RCC TEAS test sessions can only be done online at www.atitesting.com. Limited seats are available in each session. Registration is first-come, first-served.
  • Applicants to RCC's Nursing programs must take the TEAS test at RCC. Scores from other test sites are not accepted.