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Admissions: TEAS & Placement Testing: Home & Quick Start

Find resources to prepare you for the various entrance exams administered at RCC.

Placement Testing

This guide will link you to online learning platforms, which are aimed explicitly at helping you prepare for college entrance exams. 

Note that, if you are not currently an RCC student, you will have to be on campus to access these resources.  Remote access is available only to current students, staff, and faculty. 

Public patrons can use the computers at the RCC Library.  A patron need only check-in at the Circulation Desk, print a visitor badge, and a library staff member will log him/her on to one of the library's desktops. 

Test of Essential Academic Skills

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an entrance exam that measures entry-level skills in four subject areas identified as important for health science students: reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.  All nursing and radiography program applicants are required to take the TEAS Test. The TEAS Test is a timed, computerized exam made up of multiple-choice questions in four sections, as follows:   

(% of Exam)
Reading (31%) Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas 53 64 minutes
Math (22%) Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Date 36 54 minutes
Science (31%) Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical Sciences, Scientific Reasoning 53 63 minutes
English & 
Language Usage (16%)
Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of
Language, Vocabulary Acquisition 
28 28 minutes
Total 170 questions 209 minutes

TEAS Study Tips:

  • Use PrepSTEP to prepare for the Reading, Math, and.English & Language Usage portions of the exam.
  • Complete a BIO course prior to taking the test.
  • Focus your studies on topics at which you are weakest.  Example: grammar and punctuation
  • Use the TEAS V Study Guide (available from the RCC LIbrary Circ Desk for in-library use)


  • New users must click on the blue "Register" button in the lower right-hand corner of the page to create a free account.  We recommend that you choose a password that you will remember.

New users must click on the Register button

Locate the Placement Test Preparation Center