In addition to the tests below, Three Rivers Community College Testing Center offers Make-up and Special Accommodation testing, as well as various proctored testing for external (non-TRCC) colleges and universities. Please refer to www.timecenter.com/trcc for the testing schedule, or call the Testing Center at 860-215-9061.
The Accuplacer Placement Test is required for all new, first-time college students. This test is designed to help academic advisors gain more information about student college readiness through assessing math and English composition skills. For more information about Accuplacer, please read our frequently asked questions below.
To learn how you may be waived from taking the the Placement test, refer to the Course Placement and Testing section under “What’s Next” at www.threerivers.edu/enroll.
The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is for nursing students and measures your basic essential skills in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Your TEAS tests scores must be received by the Nursing Application deadline of February 1. For more information about TEAS, please read our frequently asked questions below, or go to atiteas.info.
The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program®) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. CLEP exams test your mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. For more information about CLEP, please read our frequently asked questions below.
If experience is the world’s greatest teacher, then your experiences may well qualify you for college credit. The nationally recognized DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) Program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of more than 30 exams in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities. For more information about DSST, please read our frequently asked questions below.
The CSA*K105 Challenge Exam is designed for any student who is interested in challenging or testing out of the course, CSA*K105 – Introduction to Software Applications. This test examines the student’s knowledge of each of the four Office tools: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. For more information about the CSA*K105 Challenge Exam, please read our frequently asked questions below.
All new, first-time college students. You must first apply to the college and receive your TRCC Banner/Student ID number (ex. @01234567) prior to scheduling the test.
This test helps academic advisors gain information about your college readiness in math and English. Additional advising tools used to gauge your college readiness include high school transcripts (within past 5 years), SAT and/or ACT scores (if available) and any relevant work experience.
You will take the test on campus in room A117.
You are encouraged to use the following websites to review your skills and study for the exam.
Accuplacer Test Prep Review
You can begin at the Pre-College Level and work your way up.
You can download the following study guide to review your skills and study for the exam. Also available at the TRCC Welcome Center.
Math and English
It is a computerized self-paced multiple-choice test. The questions are divided into:
READING – 31%
Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
MATH – 22%
Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Data
SCIENCE – 31%
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical Sciences, Scientific Reasoning
ENGLISH and LANGUAGE USAGE – 16%
Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of Language, Vocabulary Acquisition
An adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher is considered passing for admission into the CT-CCNP’s nursing program. A passing TEAS score does not guarantee admission. Test scores are valid for three years. Older versions will not be accepted.
You can take the TEAS test at TRCC or anywhere it is offered and have your scores sent directly to us.
All registrations for TEAS must be done through the ATI website.
Create an account and schedule the test at: www.atitesting.com. When you set up your account, please indicate Three Rivers as your Institution and use your TRCC Banner/Student ID number (ex. @01234567) as the Student/Employee ID.
NOTE: You must register at least two days before the test date. Please check the ATI website for availability. It will say SOLD OUT if it is full. If you do not see the date that fits your schedule, check back for additional test dates.
If TRCC is closed, we will reschedule your TEAS test.
Scores will be accepted from the TEAS V and the newer version, ATI TEAS.
The cost to take the TEAS® is $50.00. 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.
There is a non-refundable Three Rivers’ Administration teas testing fee of $15 per test session for all Connecticut Community College and University examinees and $35 for all other examinees. Credit card, check or money order payable to: Three Rivers Community College.
The Three Rivers’ Administration Teas Testing Payment Form (pdf) must be submitted to the test administrator on the day of the test.
You can take the TEAS as many times as you like. You must pay for each test and have your scores sent to your school of first choice. We will only consider your highest score.
To find the minimum passing score for each individual type of test, please refer to: www.getcollegecredit.com.
Three Rivers offers DSST tests regularly throughout the year.
For test dates and to schedule your DSST test appointment.
Note: We do not offer the DSST Public Speaking Test. Please check the specific course equivalent for each test with your college. The test titles do not always match the course titles.
Note: Military candidates are only funded for one attempt for each test title.
For transfer equivalencies, please go to: DSST exam equivalencies (PDF)
Unofficial online score reports are produced immediately after you finish your test. Your official score reports are mailed to your school of choice (selected at the time of testing).
A score of 50 or higher will be considered passing.
Study guides for CLEP are located on the College Board website.
For transfer equivalencies, please go to: CLEP exam equivalencies (pdf)
Three Rivers offers CLEP tests regularly throughout the year.
For test dates and to schedule your CLEP test appointment.
Any student who has not previously enrolled in, withdrew from, or failed the CSA*K105 course and has been granted prior permission is eligible to take this exam. Contact Professor Mark Comeau for information.
The CSA*K105 Challenge Exam is used to enable eligible students to ‘test out’ of the CSA*K105 (Introduction to Software Applications) course by attaining an overall score of 65% and at least 55% for each individual section.
Students should sign up at www.timecenter.com/trcc under Makeup, Challenge, and Special Accommodation Testing. In comment box, please note “CSA*K105 Challenge Exam.” Other appointments may be scheduled directly with the Testing Center at 860-215-9061 (pending proctor availability).
You will take the test on campus in the Testing Center, Room A117. Students are allotted three hours to complete this exam and it can only be taken once.
Students should review the textbook for the CSA*105 course covering Microsoft Office 2013 prior to the test. There are three copies of the text available in the TRCC library. The questions are based on the material in each of the first two chapters from the text for each technology area (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access) for a total of eight chapters. The questions are task-oriented and structured very similar to the Capstone questions at the end of each of these eight chapters.
The test is corrected by computer so you need to be careful and answer the questions very precisely and accurately in order to receive full credit.
The completed Application for Credit by Exam form stamped with a $15 proctoring receipt from the TRCC Cashier’s Office and a photo ID should be presented when entering the Testing Center.