Placement Testing

View information about the Accuplacer, ATI TEAS, and other information about exams.

All testing requires registration/scheduling.

Accuplacer

The Accuplacer placement test provides information about students' English and Math skills. Results are used to place students in the appropriate-level course(s). To register to take the Accuplacer, you must first apply to Salem Community College two weeks prior to scheduling placement testing. Call the Admissions office at 856.351.2716 to schedule your placement test.

More information about Accuplacer is available on the CollegeBoard website.

    Prep before you test!

    Salem Community College has created some helpful material that can prepare you for the Accuplacer test. Please review the documentation if you are taking the Accuplacer test.

    NOTE: OPEN DOCUMENT THEN ENLARGE DOCUMENT TO 150%, USE MAGNIFY GLASS TOOL AT BOTTOM

    Follow these steps to schedule for an Accuplacer placement test:

    • STEP 1 - Apply to Salem Community College two weeks before scheduling for the Accuplacer.
    • STEP 2 - Call the Admissions office at 856.351.2716 to reserve a seat for Accuplacer testing.
    • STEP 3 - Bring your valid government-issued photo I.D. with you on the day of your test.

    NOTE: The Accuplacer test takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.

    • All new degree/certificate seeking students
    • All non-degree students who wish to take a Math or English course. 
    • All non-degree students who wish to take any other course that has a Math or English prerequisite.
    • Students who tested more than three years ago but did not enroll in courses.
    • Students who present proof of completion of the Accuplacer Test at another N.J. college (within three years). May be exempt.
    • Students who present proof (transcript or grade report) of successfully completing a college-level math and English course at another college.
    • Students who provide proof of having taken the SAT within the past three years with a score of 540 or higher in the critical reading section are exempt from the English Accuplacer test.
    • Students who provide proof of having taken the SAT, within the past three years with a score of 530 or higher in mathematics, are exempt from the math accuplacer test.
    • Students who have completed high school within the last five years with a 2.75 or higher G.P.A. (out of 4.0) are exempt.
    • Current high school juniors and seniors with a 2.75 or higher G.P.A. (out of 4.0) are exempt.

    ATI TEAS

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is designed to specifically measure academic preparedness of nursing and allied health candidates. It is a computerized test that takes a maximum of 209 minutes to complete. The TEAS is composed of 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions divided into four subject areas: Science, Reading, Math, English and Language Usage.

    All students applying for the PN and ADN nursing programs are required to take the ATI TEAS test.

      Registration for the TEAS is available on the ATI website. The cost is $97.00. Payments are made directly to ATI via their website when you register for the test. Debit and credit cards are the only form of payment accepted.

      The ATI website will give you information on location and availability. Salem Community College administers several tests from November through March. Advanced registration is strongly recommended as test dates fill up quickly. A test date will say “SOLD OUT” if it is full.

      You can take the TEAS at any location. If you take the TEAS at Salem Community College, your official scores are automatically sent to the college, therefore you should include an unofficial copy of your score report in your nursing portfolio. If you take the TEAS at a location other than Salem Community College, you MUST request an official TEAS transcript ($27.00) to be emailed to ATITEAS@salemcc.edu AND include an unofficial copy of your score report in your nursing portfolio.

      Log into your ATI account to request an official TEAS transcript or print an unofficial score report. Score reports can be accessed under the “My Results” tab.

      All students taking the TEAS at Salem Community College MUST have their SCC and ATI login information when taking the test. Exam results will be available two hours after the testing session ends. Students can access their scores by logging into their ATI account.

      All students applying for the PN and ADN (Nursing) programs are required to take the ATI TEAS Test.

      The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is designed to specifically measure academic preparedness of nursing and allied health candidates. It is a computerized test that takes a maximum of 209 minutes to complete. The TEAS is composed of 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions divided into four subject areas: Science, Reading, Math, English and Language Usage.

      To be considered for admission to the PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE, the following scores are required:
      TOTAL SCORE READING MATH
      Minimum 50% or above Minimum 50% or above  Minimum 50% or above

       

      To be considered for admission to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing, the following scores are required:
      TOTAL SCORE READING MATH
      Minimum 60% or above Minimum 50% or above  Minimum 50% or above

      Monday November 1, 2021 @ 2pm-5pm | On-Campus

      Tuesday November 9, 2021 @ 5pm-9pm | Virtual/Remote

      Monday November 15, 2021 @ 1pm-4pm | On-Campus

      Thursday November 18, 2021 @ 9am-1pm | Virtual/Remote

      Tuesday December 7, 2021 @ 4pm-8pm | On-Campus

      Saturday December 11, 2021 @ 8am-12pm | On-Campus

      Saturday December 11, 2021 @ 9am-1pm | Virtual/Remote

      Saturday January 8, 2022 @ 9am-1pm | Virtual/Remote

      Wednesday January 12, 2022 @ 5pm-9pm | Virtual/Remote

      Friday January 28, 2022 @ 8am-12pm | TBD

      Wednesday February 9, 2022 @ 9am-1pm | Virtual/Remote

      Saturday February 26, 2022 @ 8am-12pm | TBD

      Friday March 4, 2022 @ 9am-1pm | TBD

      Saturday March 5, 2022 @ 9am-1pm | Virtual/Remote

      NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students registered for the exam will be notified.

      AP Credits

      AP credits will be accepted if the minimum recommended score of 3 is achieved. For more information about AP credits, please see your guidance counselor.