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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

For Remote TEAS Test, students must have:

  • Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
  • Desktop or laptop computer (no iPads, tablets or phones are to be used) & fully charged
  • Google Chrome is installed and also updated. You will not be able to take the proctored assessment with any other browser.
  • A school or government-issued ID card available for tester validation.
  • A well-lit, quiet space to take the assessment.

Students will be required to attend a practice pre-test session to ensure they have sufficient internet and technology resources to test remotely.  Students who agree they meet the testing requirements will be informed that once they confirm their registration they are agreeing they are able to attend both the pre-test and test session they are scheduled for.  Our no refund policy as well as our one time no penalty reschedule policy will continue.

Students who attend the pre-test session and are found to be unable to test due to technology insufficiencies will be offered a refund or credit to a future TEAS exam.

What is the TEAS test?

The TEAS test is a four-part, web-based, supervised assessment that includes subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English language usage. QCC is using TEAS Test Version 7.

Why do I need to take the TEAS test?

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) has made the TEAS test a requirement for admission to the Healthcare programs. QCC has set the following Standards on TEAS scores for admission to improve the success of students in completing the program.

Dental HygieneTEAS65%n/an/an/an/a
Nurse EducationTEAS65%n/an/an/an/a
Practical NursingTEAS55%n/an/an/an/a
Medical AssistantTEAS45%n/an/an/an/a
Occupational TherapyTEASn/a54%40%53%60%
Radiologic TechnologyTEASn/a54%40%53%60%
Respiratory CareTEAS65%n/an/an/an/a
Surgical TechnologyTEAS60%n/an/an/an/a

When should I take the TEAS?

Quinsigamond Community College recommends the applicants complete admission requirements for your specific program before taking the TEAS test to enhance their knowledge base. For clarification or additional information, please contact the advising center at advising [at] or the admissions office at admissions [at]

Test expiration information

  • Applicants to the Healthcare programs must achieve the required score within 3 attempts of taking the TEAS test AND within 3 years.

Test Preparation

  • The Math subtest covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion.
  • The Reading portion covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions.
  • The English subtest measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling.
  • The Science portion of the exam covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, human body science, basic physical principals, and general science.
  • A study Guide is available for the TEAS test at the QCC bookstore.
  • Review classes are offered for the separate sections of the test. For more information please review the information at the Test Preparation Catalog.

ATI provides an on-line practice test and a study manual for students for a fee. You may access this information at ATI Testing.

For In person Testing:

  • Students must bring a valid picture ID to be admitted into the testing site. Students will not be allowed to take the test without photo identification.
  • Please arrive at testing site 15 minutes before the starting time.  Late applicants will not be permitted to enter once the test has started.
  • Students will receive their test results prior to leaving the testing site. Test results can only be interpreted in consultation with your advisors.  TEAS proctors cannot interpret your test results.
  • Calculators are not permitted at the testing site or during the test.
  • Pencils and scrap paper will be provided and collected when the test is completed.
  • Cell phones, iPods, pagers, other electronic devices, books, notes, or study guides are prohibited from use during the test session. Any test taker found using any of the above during the test session will be asked to leave the testing site immediately.
  • Test dates/times are subject to change.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Seats are limited.


Testing sites will vary but the majority of the TEAS tests are scheduled at QCC’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education:

25 Federal St.
Worcester, MA 01608

(Please note this is NOT QCC’s main campus location)

***For information regarding the Admissions process, please call the Admissions Office at 508.854.4262 or visit the QCC Admissions website.

Remote TEAS Test Policy:

The registration fee is non-refundable. If you decide to cancel your test, you will not receive a refund. Rescheduling your remote test sessions is allowed only once if you notify us 48-business hours prior to your scheduled test sessions. Should you fail to attend or notify us, you will be charged again when you reschedule. Students who accept a confirmed registration, acknowledge that they are able to attend both the scheduled pretest session as well as the test session itself. Our no refund policy applies if a student fails to attend the pretest session and/or attends the pretest session, is cleared to test, but does not attend remote test session. THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Register for the TEAS Test