The Maine Community College System along with Kennebec Valley Community College continues to be test optional (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT). 

During this time, Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will use multiple measures which will include transcripts, college-level experience, and available test scores to make placement decisions.  Additional placement assessments will be administered by the college after admission only if necessary. Individual academic programs of study (such as nursing) may, however, have specific entrance requirements; contact the college admissions office and/or website for specific program entrance requirements.



The ATI-TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an entrance exam required for specific Allied Health programs: Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy.

The ATI-TEAS measures a student’s ability in Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and Language Skills. There are a number of resources available. We recommend that students prepare for the test. For information regarding exam preparation materials, click here.

The cost for the ATI-TEAS is $70.00. This amount is subject to change.

Applicants register and pay for the ATI-TEAS on the MyKV Student Information Portal – Admissions, Registration – TEAS.

The Student Success Center (SSC) at KVCC offers free prep workshops in each subject area – contact



Students with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations for the Accuplacer or ATI-TEAS exams MUST submit, prior to the test date, documentation and written request for accommodation. Once the documentation is received and evaluated, you will be contacted by the Student Success Center with details about when to complete the Accuplacer or ATI-TEAS with your approved accommodations. Please note it may take up to two (2) weeks or longer to respond to some accommodation requests.

For more information and to submit documentation, please contact the Director of Counseling and Accessibility at 207-453-5150 or 

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