Office of Admissions

  • Office of Admissions
    Albany Technical College
    1704 South Slappey Blvd Albany, GA 31701
  • HOURS OF OPERATION
    Monday - Thursday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Albany Technical College Testing Center

The Albany Technical College Testing Center is located in The Kirkland Building, Room 127 where we administer the ACCUPLACER, NAT (Nursing Aptitude Test), and the PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) exams.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  1. All students must check-in at the Testing Center office at least 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled examination time.
  2. Valid State or Federal Picture ID is required to sit for any exam.
  3. No electronic devices, unauthorized pencils/pens, jackets, or hats are allowed in the Testing Lab.
  4. Please check with the Testing Center or call to verify dates and times during busy seasons.
  5. TEAS, NAT, and PSB examinees must see Admissions for eligibility and instructions prior to scheduling their appointment.
  6. The last seating will be two hours prior to closing time. Staff will determine if there is enough time for the students to test.
  7. Testing Center Staff instructions prevail in all situations. Students are required to follow instructions.

The Testing Center schedule is subject to change at any time to best serve applicants and students. Please call ahead, check the website or read the signs outside the office for updates. NAT and PSB Exams are by appointment only.

ACCUPLACER EXAM

COST: $20

ACCUPLACER is a computerized un-timed exam. Colleges use ACCUPLACER to assess your skill levels in reading, writing, and math to determine if you’re ready to take courses that will earn you credits at that school. If you show proficiency in a subject, you won’t have to take developmental courses and can start earning credits right away that count toward a degree or certificate.

ACCUPLACER TESTING SCHEDULE

Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm

Accuplacer Practice Test

ACCUPLACER Policies & Procedures

  1. Cell phones, pager s, MP3 player s, other electronic devices, and jackets are not permitted in the test center.
  2. Purses, backpacks, coats, caps, hats, tote bags, and personal proper ty are not permitted in the testing center. Only testing instruments and a photo ID are permitted in the testing center.
  3. No Children are allowed in the testing center and/or to be left unattended while testing is in progress. If this is discover ed, t he examinee will be required to discontinue testing, leave the Testing Center , and scores will be canceled.
  4. Disruptive behavior of any kin d will not be tolerated. Students engaging in disruptive behavior will be asked to end their testing session and leave the testing center , t es t s cores will be cancelled. You will not be allowed to ret ur n to the testing center without per mission from your instructor or appropriate College Staff.
  5. Please make sure that your valid state ID or Driver ’s License is placed on your desk and it’s visible to the staff. Do not Remove until your testing session has been completed.
  6. You may not leave the testing room once you have logged into the exam or started the test. Raise your hand if you have any questions concerning readability. The Staff not help work your problems, nor indicate whether the methodology or answers are correct.
  7. Bathroom breaks are allowed only after completing a test section. Please raise your hand and speak to the Staff member. Once you have begun a test part, you may not leave to go to the restroom.
  8. Food and drinks are not allowed in the testing center.
  9. You are expected to follow instructions given by the testing center staff. Anyone NOT COMPLYING with the policies and procedures of t he testing center will not be allowed to complete his or her exam, and any completed portions will be canceled.

NAT EXAM

The Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination (NAT) is the result of requirements and needs expressed by education professionals responsible for preparing qualified, competent practical and vocational nurses. The examination addresses the required pre-requisite and acquired educational achievements commensurate with the objectives of the career preparation program for practical or vocational nursing and can predict an individual’s readiness and capability for successful completion of the educational program designed to prepare the qualified practical or vocational nurse. The Judgement and Comprehension in Practical Nursing section consists of 50 questions, timed at 30 minutes. . For additional information, go to www.psbtests.com.

REQUIRED SCORE: 35 raw score or higher

What is the re-test policy for the NAT

  • The NAT can only be taken twice within a 12-month period
  • The test cannot be taken less than 60 days from the previous test
  • This test is good for 3 years from the date of test

PSB EXAM

The Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (PSB) is selectively normed on applicants for admission to various health care career choices and can predict an individual’s readiness and capability for successful completion of the educational program. The PSB test consists of statements that concern how you feel about yourself and certain situations in relation to a potential work environment. The Vocational Adjustment Index section consists of 90 questions, timed at 15 minutes. . For additional information, go to www.psbtests.com.

REQUIRED SCORE: 50percentile or higher

What is the re-test policy for the PSB

  • There is not a waiting period after the first unsuccessful attempt
  • The student may re-test immediately
  • If the student is unsuccessful after the second attempt, the student will need to wait 10 days to re-take the exam.
  • If the student is unsuccessful after the third attempt, the student has to wait one year from the date of the last attempt to retake the exam.

TEAS Exam

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness for entering the health science fields. The ATI TEAS test comprises 170 questions set up in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.

REQUIRED SCORE: 60%minimum required to be eligible for program admission

What is the re-test policy for the TEAS

  • There is a limit of two attempts in a 12-month period
  • The two attempts must be a minimum of 30 days apart
  • Test scores are valid for one year from the date of the examination