Testing

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.

Accuplacer Testing

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.

TEAS Testing

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.

CLEP Testing

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.

DSST Testing

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.

CSA*K105 Challenge Exam

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.

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CLEP Frequently Asked Questions

Accuplacer

Accuplacer Frequently Asked Questions

Who takes the Accuplacer Placement Test?

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.

What is the Accuplacer Placement Test used for?

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.

How do I schedule the Accuplacer Placement Test?

For test dates and to schedule your Accuplacer Placement test appointment, have your Banner/Student ID number (ex. @01234567) and go to one of the following:

Where do I take the Accuplacer Placement Test?

You will take the test on campus in room A117.

How do I prepare for the Accuplacer Placement Test?

You are encouraged to use the following websites to review your skills and study for the exam.

Accuplacer Test Prep Review

Math Review

You can begin at the Pre-College Level and work your way up.

English Review

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

What I need the day of the test?
  • Your Photo ID
  • Your Student ID Number
  • Two Number Two pencils

 

Questions? For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061  or  testing@threerivers.edu.

TEAS

TEAS Frequently Asked Questions

What is the test format?

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

What is considered passing?

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.

Where can I take the TEAS?

You can take the TEAS test at TRCC or anywhere it is offered and have your scores sent directly to us.

When can I take the TEAS?

For test dates offered at TRCC, click here.

For testing schedules at other locations, go to www.atitesting.com/ctccteas.

How do I schedule the TEAS test?

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.

What happens if TRCC is closed the day of my test?

If TRCC is closed, we will reschedule your TEAS test.

What version of the test is acceptable?

Scores will be accepted from the TEAS V and the newer version, ATI TEAS.

What is the cost to take the TEAS test?

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.

How many times can I take the TEAS?

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.

What you need the day of the test?
  • Your Photo ID.
  • Your receipt for proctoring fee payment.
  • Your ATI TEAS login and password.
  • #2 wooden pencils (recommended) scrap paper will be provided.

Questions? For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061 or testing@threerivers.edu.

You can also visit the TEAS website: atiteas.info.

DSST

DSST Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered passing?

To find the minimum passing score for each individual type of test, please refer to: www.getcollegecredit.com.

How do I prepare for the DSST?

Study guides for DSST are located on the following sites:

Practice Exams

Fact Sheets and Practice Questions

When can I take the DSST?

Three Rivers offers DSST tests regularly throughout the year.

How do I schedule the DSST test?

For test dates and to schedule your DSST test appointment.

  • On Campus at the Welcome Center
  • By Phone at 860-215-9016

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.

What I need the day of the test?
  • Your Photo ID.
  • Payment of $80 for DSST test made at TRCC Test Center student workstation on the test day via credit card (if required).
  • Your receipt for test proctoring fee of $15 per test session for Connecticut State College and University student examinees and $35 for all other examinees (received from TRCC Cashier’s Office).

Note: Military candidates are only funded for one attempt for each test title.

What are the DSST test transfer equivalencies at TRCC?

For transfer equivalencies, please go to: DSST exam equivalencies (PDF)

How do I get my DSST score?

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).

Questions? For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061 or testing@threerivers.edu.

CLEP

CLEP Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered passing?

A score of 50 or higher will be considered passing.

How do I prepare for the CLEP Test?

Study guides for CLEP are located on the College Board website.

What are the CLEP exam transfer equivalencies at TRCC?

For transfer equivalencies, please go to: CLEP exam equivalencies (pdf)

When can I take the CLEP?

Three Rivers offers CLEP tests regularly throughout the year.

How do I register for the CLEP test with College Board?
  • Pay the $80 exam fee at: Create your Account
  • The CLEP Code for TRCC is 3558.
  • Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.
What I need the day of the test?
  • Your Photo ID (name must exactly match the name printed on your ticket).
  • Your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.
  • Your receipt for test proctoring fee of $15 per test session for Connecticut State College and University student examinees and $35 for all other examinees (received from TRCC Cashier’s Office).
How do I reserve a seat at TRCC for the CLEP test?

For test dates and to schedule your CLEP test appointment.

Questions? For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061 or testing@threerivers.edu.

CSA*K105

CSA*K105 Challenge Exam Frequently Asked Questions

Who Takes CSA*K105 Challenge Exam?

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.

What is the CSA*105 Challenge Exam used for?

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.

How do I schedule the CSA*105 Challenge Exam?

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).

Where do I take the CSA*105 Challenge Exam?

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.

How do I prepare for the CSA*105 Challenge Exam?

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.

What do I need the day of the test?

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.

Questions? For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061 or testing@threerivers.edu.

Questions About Testing?

For more information, contact the Three Rivers testing office (Room A117) at 860-215-9061 or testing@threerivers.edu.