Placement into English and math courses is based upon a variety of measurement tools. Appropriate course placement is vital to your academic success. Students must have already applied to CTState (Capital) Community College and issued a Banner ID number before placement can be determined.
The following measurement tools will be used to determine the appropriate course placements in English, mathematics, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages).
- High school GPA
- SAT/ACT/AP scores
- GED scores
- Writing Sample
- Accuplacer LOEP
- Accuplacer scores, if previously taken
For questions regarding placement, please contact LaTanya Sumlin at [email protected] or 860-906-5089.
Sudents with Disabilities
If you have a documented disability and require academic adjustments, please contact: Helena Carrasquillo (Disabilities Coordinator) at (860) 906-5204 or [email protected].
To obtain adjustments, you must schedule an appointment with Helena and provide documentation which describes your disability and supports your need to receive adjustments. This should be done two weeks prior to your test appointment. Academic adjustments for testing will only be provided to students who have completed this process. For more information, please visit the Office of Support Services for Academic Success.
About the Accuplacer Assessment Test
Accuplacer testing may be offered, on a very limited basis, to ESOL students who have no other measurement tool – see list at the top of the page – for course placement at Capital CC. It is a computerized, adaptive test where students are assessed on their level of English proficiency (LOEP).
The Accuplacer Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) test and/or a writing sample will be used to determine placement into transitional, developmental or college-level English courses at the college.
During the assessment you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to read with understanding, to think analytically and to respond critically to what you have read.
If the test result(s) indicate that your placement is in one or more ESOL courses, in addition to these courses, you may be allowed to take other (non-ESOL) mainstream courses in the same semester.
• Please come to Room 219 on the 2nd floor.
• You are required to bring a government-issued, non-expired photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, State ID, permanent resident card or passport).
• Bring your Banner Student ID # and a writing utensil.
• Parking is available in the Morgan Street Garage. Parking tickets will be validated at the welcome desk located in the college’s lobby (1st floor).
ABOUT THE ATI TEAS
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which health science educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing and allied health program applicants.
REGISTERING FOR THE TEAS
- Create an account at www.atitesting.com.
- Select Capital CC Connecticut as your institution of choice in your profile.
- Click “Online Store” located at the top of the page.
- Click TEAS® to the left of the page.
- Enter Program Type, Country, State, City.
- Choose test dates and add to the cart for purchase.
- Students who are unable to view Capital’s test dates should follow these troubleshooting tips below:
- Ensure you are using a Google Chrome browser.
- Login to your account to ensure you have listed Capital CC Connecticut as your institution of choice in your profile/account then click “Online Store” located at the top of the page.
- Select “TEAS for Nursing”.
Fees include a test registration fee, plus a proctor fee.
- A test registration fee must be paid directly to ATI on the website ATITesting.com
- An additional $15/$35 proctor fee must be paid directly to Capital Community College. Students who cannot provide proof of payment will not be allowed to “sit” for their tests.
Please contact the Business Office at Capital Community College to pay the proctor fee. This is in addition to any fees paid to ATI.
860-906-5060 or [email protected]
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why can’t I see Capital’s dates on the ATI website?
- You have not created an ATI account.
- You are using another browser other than Google Chrome.
- You do not have Capital CC Connecticut listed as your institution of choice in your account.
- How soon can I receive my scores?You can receive your scores immediately after testing.
- What should I bring on the day of the test?
- Valid photo ID (driver’s license/ permit, state ID, passport, or permanent resident card)
- Proctor fee payment/ proctor fee payment receipt
- Please do not bring study guides, books, or large bags to the exam.
- Can I use my personal calculator during the test?
No. You are only allowed to use the embedded calculator which will pop-up during the MATH section of the test.
- How can I pay my proctor fee?
Students can pay their proctor fee to the Business Office before or to the Placement Testing Center on the day of the test. If you are paying your fee on the day of the test (when the Business Office is closed) you must pay by check or money order. No Cash or Credit/Debit card payments accepted!
- Where can I park on the day of the test?
Free parking is located in the Morgan Street Parking Garage. You will need to pull a parking ticket and have your ticket validated at the Welcome Desk on the first floor of the College. Directions to the parking garage
- Do I have to wait for a specific amount of time to retake the test?
There is no waiting period to retake the test, but you should give yourself adequate time to study.
- I have a documented disability, can I receive academic adjustments for the test?
Students with documented disabilities must contact Helena Carrasquillo (Disabilities Coordinator) at (860) 906-5204 or [email protected] to receive academic adjustments. To obtain adjustments, you must schedule an appointment with Helena and provide documentation which describes your disability and supports your need to receive adjustments. This should be done 2 weeks prior to your test appointment. Academic adjustments for testing will only be provided to students who have completed this process.
- What happens in the event of inclement weather?
In the event of inclement weather, students will receive an email with instructions about rescheduling their test. Please check the college’s website for a closing notice. If the college is closed the test is canceled.
- Will my scores be automatically sent to my institution for which I am applying?
Scores will be sent automatically for students who have applied within the CT Community College System. Students who have applied outside the CT Community College System will need to have ATI send their scores to their institution of choice.
- What should I do if I missed my test appointment?
Capital cannot refund payments or reschedule tests if a student has missed or arrived late for their appointment. Please contact ATI testing at 800-667-7531 if you have further questions and concerns.