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Skills Assessment

Most degree and diploma programs require a placement assessment as part of the admission process. FVTC administers the ACCUPLACER skills assessment, but will also accept the ACT, Compass, Companion or Asset assessments if the test has been completed within the last three years.

If you have previous college credits, you may submit a college transcript for evaluation to determine if your skills assessment requirement can be waived.

ACCUPLACER

About ACCUPLACER

The ACCUPLACER evaluation measures academic skill level in the areas of reading comprehension, sentence skills, arithmetic and elementary algebra. 

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Programs that require skills assessment

Most associate degree and technical diploma programs require a skills assessment prior to full admission into the program. Check the Admission Requirements section to see if your program requires a skills assessment. 

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Fees & Payment

There is a $15 non-refundable fee for taking the ACCUPLACER. Your fees can be paid online via your MyFVTC Account at the time of registration or in person at any FVTC campus or regional center. If you plan to pay the same day as testing, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for payment before the test session begins. Late arrivals will not be accommodated once the testing session has begun.

If you are not able to attend the ACCUPLACER assessment at your scheduled time, you must drop the class to receive a refund. If you do not drop the class before the day you are scheduled to test, you are responsible for the fee. You can drop the class in your MyFVTC Account, in person at Enrollment Services, or by calling us at least one business day in advance at 920-735-5645.

How to register

You can register for ACCUPLACER online using your MyFVTC Account, in person at any FVTC location, or by phone at 920-735-5645. You will need your FVTC Student ID and password to register online. If you need help with the registration process, please see our helpful how-to guide.

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Prepare for ACCUPLACER

Several resources and practice tests are available to help you prepare for ACCUPLACER:

College Board ACCUPLACER Sample Questions (PDF)

ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App

Test Prep Review

Varsity Tutors Practice Tests

Math.com

Video Tutorials:

ACCUPLACER Video Reviews

Khan Academy

Day of Assessment

On the day of your ACCUPLACER assessment, report to the appropriate testing center with a current photo ID and payment receipt. The name on your photo ID must match the name on the course registration. Make sure you also have your FVTC Student ID number with you; it should be on your receipt.

Late arrivals will not be accommodated so be sure to allow enough time to check in prior to your scheduled start time.

All ACCUPLACER sections must be completed in one session.

All materials are provided at the testing session; personal belongings (including calculators) are not allowed in the testing room. You will be provided instructions for the exam process. 

ACCUPLACER is not timed, but it typically takes about two hours to complete. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Upon completion, you will receive your printable score report. An interpretation may be available with a counselor.

Re-testing

You will be allowed to re-test only once. All re-test sections must be completed in one session. We recommend 30 days before re-testing to allow yourself time to study. To schedule a re-test, follow the same registration instructions as your initial assessment. Another $15 assessment fee will be charged.

Apprenticeship students:
If you are re-testing for the second time, you must have a letter (on letterhead) from the apprenticeship committee indicating you are allowed to re-test, and in which subject(s). If you do not have the letter, you will not be allowed to re-test.

Accessing your scores

At the completion of your assessment, you will receive your printable score report. 

If you need to access your scores at a later date, just complete and submit the Release of Accuplacer Scores form.

Bennett Mechanical Comprehensive Test

About the BMCT

In addition to the ACCUPLACER, some FVTC automotive programs also require the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT). This assessment is used to determine your aptitude for learning mechanical skills in your applied mechanical job. It measures a complex set of abilities. Your mechanical knowledge, spatial intelligence, and mechanical reasoning are tested and analyzed. The BMCT is a 30-minute timed assessment consisting of 68 multiple-choice questions that represent samples, with illustrations, of frequently encountered mechanical situations. This assessment is offered at the Appleton campus only. All testing is walk-in and is done in the Testing Center in Room G212.  Available testing hours for the BMCT are Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Programs That Require the BMCT

The following programs require the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test:

• Automotive Maintenance Technician (TD)
• Automotive Technician (TD)
• Automotive Technician – Imports (TD)
• Automotive Technology (AAS)
• Automotive Technology – GM ASEP (AAS)
• Automotive Technology – Imports (AAS)

Prepare for Bennett

For a glimpse of what to expect on the Bennett test, watch this YouTube video.

If you have an Android device, this free app is available to download.

Registration & Fees

Complete the steps listed below (in order) at the Appleton campus to register and pay for the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.

  1. Go to Enrollment Services in person at Entrance 10.  They will assist you with:

    • Enrolling you into class #54682 for the BMCT.
    • Enrolling you into class #54471 for use of the Testing Center (with enrollment being valid by semester).
    • Processing the payment of your $14 fee for the BMCT.
  2. Go to the Testing Center on the second floor; Room G212. They will assist you with:

    • Checking in for the exam.
    • Providing all necessary directions for the exam.

Note:  Please allow yourself at least 45 minutes for enrolling into the applicable classes, paying the fee, checking in at the Testing Center, completing the test, and getting your scores.

Day of Test

 

After you have registered and paid at Enrollment Services, go to the Testing Center on the second floor; Room G212.You will need to:

1.      Have a current photo ID with you.  It must include your name and a recognizable photo.  A driver’s license or government-issued ID is preferred.

2.      Have your FVTC Student ID number with you.  It is required to log into the BMCT.

3.      Have your paid $14 receipt with you.

All materials are provided at the testing session; personal belongings are not allowed in the testing room. Lockers are provided, but a quarter is needed (will get back when finished.) You will be provided instructions for the exam process.  You will receive a copy of your score report after you complete the test. 

 

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

About the TEAS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version V (TEAS V), measures basic academic knowledge in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The TEAS exam is 150 multiple choice questions and is a timed test lasting a total of 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Programs That Require TEAS

Students applying to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Pre-Practical Nursing and the LPN-to-ADN Pathway programs are required to take the TEAS V.

Fees & Payment

There is a $55 non-refundable fee for taking the TEAS. Your fees can be paid online via your MyFVTC Account at the time of registration or in person at any FVTC campus or regional center. If you plan to pay the same day as testing, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for payment before the test session begins. Late arrivals will not be accommodated once the testing session has begun.

If you are not able to attend the TEAS exam at your scheduled time, you must drop the class to receive a refund. If you do not drop the class before the day you are scheduled to test, you are responsible for the fee. You can drop the class in your MyFVTC Account, in person at Enrollment Services, or by calling us at least one business day in advance at 920-735-5645.

How to Register

You can register for the TEAS online using your MyFVTC Account, in person at any FVTC location, or by phone at 920-735-5645. You will need your FVTC Student ID and password to register online. If you need help with the registration process, please see our helpful how-to guide.

PRIOR to testing, you must also create an ATI Account at www.atitesting.com. ATI Nursing Education is the company that developed the TEAS exam. Please see our TEAS Instructions document for information on how to create your ATI account. Bring your ATI User Name and Password to your TEAS exam.

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Preparing for the Test

Several resources and practice tests are available to help you prepare for the TEAS. The FVTC library has a limited number of copies of the TEAS V Study Guide and copies can also be found for purchase at the campus bookstore.

Test Prep Review

TEAS V Test Prep

TEAS Video Reviews

TEAS Prep During FVTC Interim Week - August 24-28, 2015

Day of Test

On the day of your TEAS exam, report to the appropriate testing center with a current government-issued photo ID and payment receipt. The name on your photo ID must match the name on the course registration. Make sure you also have your FVTC Student ID number with you; it should be on your receipt.

Late arrivals will not be accommodated so be sure to allow enough time to check in prior to your scheduled start time.

All TEAS sections must be completed in one session.

All materials are provided at the testing session; personal belongings (including calculators) are not allowed in the testing room. You will be provided instructions for the exam process. 

TEAS is timed, and you will be allowed 3 hours and 29 minutes to complete the exam. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Upon completion, you will receive your score report and be required to watch a PowerPoint which will help you to interpret your score.

Re-Testing

You will be allowed to re-test only once within a 3-year period. You must re-test within 6 months from your initial TEAS exam or your Nursing program application will be withdrawn. We recommend waiting at least 30 days before re-testing to allow yourself time to study. To schedule a re-test, follow the same registration instructions as your initial assessment. Another $55 assessment fee will be charged.

Accessing Your Scores

At the completion of your assessment, you will receive your printable score report. Your scores will always be accessible to you on your MyFVTC Account as well as by signing into your ATI account at www.atitesting.com.

If you have taken TEAS at another test site, you can either print a copy of your score results and send them to FVTC-Admissions, or you can have your ATI Transcript sent to FVTC ($27 charge by ATI.) All this can be done by logging into your ATI account at www.atitesting.com.

IMPORTANT DATE(S)

Last date to take placement assessments to start classes for fall 2015
ACCUPLACER and Bennett Mechanical: August 25, 2015
TEAS: August 12, 2015

For More Information

ACCUPLACER Assessment Center
920-993-5139 phone
920-993-5266 fax
assessment@fvtc.edu

Appleton Campus
Room E107

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Assessments also available at other FVTC locations.

Hours may vary by location or testing schedule.

Need Accommodations?

If you need disability-related accommodations, contact Educational Support Services.
Appleton: 920-735-2569
Oshkosh: 920-236-6155