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 over two years ago you
will need to take and pass the Elementary Algebra 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), Math
Diagnostics 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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 and visit www.sunyocc.edu/testing. TEAS is only available on the main campus.
Q: How can I pay for the TEAS?
A: You must have a debit or
credit card to pay for the TEAS. Payment
is made exam day, directly to ATI.
Q: What else do I need in order
to take the test?
A: Photo ID is required for all
testing. 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.
Please note: If you are taking the TEAS for a school other than Onondaga, you must pay an additional $26 exam proctoring fee to Onondaga and a $27 transcript processing fee to ATI. This non-refundable exam fee is only required for students who are testing at OCC for another college. The proctoring fee must be paid prior to testing. The transcript fee can be paid to ATI at the time of testing or after. If you are unsure whether or not you need to pay the exam fee, check with a proctor in Testing Services before paying it. All transactions for proctoring fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date or exam.
Nursing Theory tests and ATI proctored tests are offered during walk-in hours listed on the testing schedule. Please note that the ATI Comprehensive exam is not available on Saturdays due to the length of this exam.
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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