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The TEAS test at RCC


TEAS testing will resume in Fall 2017. No dates are available yet. If you’d like to be notified when the new schedule is posted, you can sign up here for email updates.

See the Nursing and Radiology program websites for upcoming application deadlines.

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.

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.



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 Building 2, Room 101. Contact them at (617) 933-7410 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 testing@rcc.mass.edu.