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Thank you for visiting our Nursing Tests information page! The deadline for testing and application into the Nursing program is March 1st for Fall admission and November 1st for spring admission. Please read this information carefully and contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
There are three main testing prerequisites that must be met in order to be eligible for acceptance into OCC's nursing program:
Make your appointment for placement testing through RegisterBlast online. Photo ID is required.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills is available by appointment only on OCC's main campus. There are specific days and start times for the TEAS so you are encouraged to register as far in advance as possible. Walk-in testing for TEAS is not available. Government issued photo ID that includes photo, signature and current address is required for taking the TEAS.
Q: What if all of the seats are full for testing?
A: Testing Services makes every effort to have ample seats available for test takers. Despite this, there will be instances when dates for testing fill. You will need to then select a date with open seats. With this in mind, it is recommended that you make every effort to schedule your exam well in advance.
Q: Do I need to meet testing prerequisites if I already have a degree?
A: Yes, at the minimum you will have to take the TEAS. If you have taken a math course more than two years ago you will need to take and pass the math placement test prior to being eligible for TEAS.
Q: Can I retake the math placement test if I fail it the first time?
A: Only after completed mandatory remediation can you retake the math test. Options are Math Booster (complete a minimum of 2 strands) or a math workshop.
Q: Can I retake the TEAS?
A: You may take the TEAS a maximum of two times during each admission period.
Q: What if I have passed the TEAS but want a higher score, may I take it again?
A: You may take it again but unless you significantly improve your score (10+ points), it will not affect your chances for acceptance into the program.
Q: Can I use a calculator?
A: For both the placement test and the TEAS, you can only use the calculator embedded online within the test environment.
Q: What if I have a disability and need accommodations?
A: You will need to make arrangements ahead of time so that you are accommodated. Please contact us at 315-498-2507 or [email protected] and we will discuss this with you directly.
Q: I have successfully completed my testing prerequisites! What do I do now?
A: You must meet with an advisor to complete your application. Advising is located on the first floor of the Gordon Student Center, phone: 315-498-2904.
Q: I am not local to Syracuse; can I take the tests remotely?
A: You may take the placement test off campus with a proctor. See our Off Campus testing page for details. You may take the TEAS off campus only if you are able to make arrangements at an institution that already administers the TEAS. You can find available institutions at www.atitesting.com
Q: I am a transfer student but OCC has not received my transcripts yet. What tests should I take?
A: You may take the placement test to insure that you have met all of the testing prerequisites while we wait for your transcripts. Alternatively, you may take only the TEAS with the awareness that your application can not be processed until your transcripts are received and evaluated.
Q: When is testing available? Where is testing available? What are the hours for Testing Services?
A: Please see above. TEAS is only available on the main campus by appointment.
Q: How can I pay for the TEAS?
A: You must have a debit or credit card to pay for the TEAS. You will pay your fees at the time you make your appointment.
Q: What else do I need in order to take the test?
A: Photo ID is required for all testing. Government issued ID with photo, signature and current address is required for the TEAS. Even if you are here for a re-test and are working with the same proctor who helped you previously, you must still have photo ID.
Nursing Theory tests and ATI proctored tests are offered during walk-in hours listed on the testing schedule. You may reserve a seat ahead of time for testing through RegisterBlast.
Photo ID is required.
You will not be allowed to bring any items with you into the exam room (phone, notebook, hats, jacket etc). You must keep valuables in the lockers provided in the Testing Services waiting area or in your lockers in the nursing department. Testing Services Office is not responsible for lost or stolen items and we will not hold on to your belongings in our offices.
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