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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 Preparation Tools

ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App

Test Prep Review

Varsity Tutors Practice Tests

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 Assessment Information Release (PDF) 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.

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)

Fees & Payment

There is a $14 fee for taking the BMCT. Your fees can be paid online via your MyFVTC Account at the time of registration or in person at Enrollment Services (Entrance 10). 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 BMCT test session 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.

How to register

Sign into your MyFVTC Account to register and pay for the BMCT. The course number is 94602100.  

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Day of Test

On the day of your BMCT, report to room E107 at the Appleton campus 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 materials are provided at the testing session; personal belongings are not allowed in the testing room. You will be provided instructions for the exam process. 

Children are not allowed in the testing room and may not be left unattended. Please make child care arrangements prior to your assessment appointment.

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 170 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 $45 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

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 $45 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.

Information Technology Entrance Assessment

About the IT Entrance Assessment

The IT entrance evaluation measures your skill level in the areas of PC file management and the MS Office Suite products of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. All full-time and part-time students pursuing a degree in the Web Development & Design program are required to take the entrance exam or complete Microcomputer Applications (10-107-150) as a prerequisite. The goal of this exam is to place you in the correct course based on your skill level in the application programs listed above.

Upon completing the exam you will be issued a Pass or Fail grade. If you pass you will be able to enroll in the Business IT Tools course 10-107-137. If you fail the exam it is recommended that you complete the Microcomputer Applications course 10-107-150.

The IT entrance exam is good for three terms, which coincides with the admissions applications process. If you complete the application and do not follow through with the admissions requirements within three terms, you must start the process over.

The IT entrance exam is scheduled SEPARATELY from Accuplacer. The days may or may not coincide. The test is administered (in Appleton) in the testing center, room G212. It may also be taken in Oshkosh at the Riverside campus, room 164.

Fees & Payment

A fee of $15.00 is charged for an individual testing. The fee can be paid online at the time of registration or at Enrollment Services, Entrance 10, prior to testing. If you plan to pay the same day as testing, please arrive 30 min. early to allow time to make your payment before the test session begins. You will be required to present a copy of the receipt and a current photo ID at the time of testing.

How to Register

Sign into your MyFVTC Account and search classes for the course number #94107100. The course will be offered in the Appleton and Oshkosh Testing Centers. Choose the class section that is convenient for you.

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Preparing for the Exam

The exam is a practical exam in which you will be asked to complete tasks on the computer. For example a task may ask you to "Create a folder on your desktop and name it "IT Program" or "Apply Bold formatting to the following text." Tests are administered on a walk-in basis. Please allow two hours for this test. You must present a photo ID and paid receipt at time of testing. Exam times are firm so arrive early to allow enough time to check in.

You do not need to bring any materials. You will be provided with a computer and instructions.

Topics to Review

You can review the following list of topics in preparation for your exam:

Windows:

1. Use Microsoft Windows to launch applications
2. Use Windows Explorer to locate files
3. Be able to locate specific files based on a file location given
4. Move files between devices
5. Copy files between devices
6. Understand file organization

Word:

1. Access application functions via the ribbon or menu interface
2. Create a simple Word document
3. Apply and edit simple font formatting
4. Apply and edit simple paragraph formatting
5. Insert and update headers/footers
6. Insert and update footnotes
7. Understand save versus save as
8. Create and update a table
9. Print a document

Excel:

1. Access application functions via the ribbon or menu interface
2. Create a simple Excel document
3. Apply and edit simple formatting
4. Apply styles and themes
5. Use multiple sheets in a workbook
6. Insert a requested formula or function
7. Insert charts or graphs
8. Print a Worksheet

Access:

1. Access application functions via the ribbon or menu interface
2. Create a simple table
3. Add/change data in a table
4. Create a simple query
5. Create simple forms using the form wizard
6. Create simple reports using the report wizard

PowerPoint:

1. Access application functions via the ribbon or menu interface
2. Create a simple presentation
3. Edit slide layouts
4. Insert graphic objects
5. Modify text
6. Print handouts

Exam Substitution

The successful completion of Microcomputer Applications course #10107150 within the past two years can be accepted in place of the entrance exam.

IMPORTANT DATE(S)

Last date to take ACCUPLACER to start classes for spring 2015::
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For More Information

ACCUPLACER Assessment Center
920-993-5139
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