There are two (2) types of assessments.  The Accuplacer is an assessment that helps guide placement in specific college courses. Applicants to the college will be notified if the Accuplacer is required after a review of academic transcripts is completed but before an admissions decision will be made.

The ATI-TEAS is an entrance exam required for specific Allied Health programs: Nursing, Radiological Technology, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant.


The Accuplacer assesses a student’s Writing Skills, Reading Skills and Math Skills. It is designed to help students begin their studies at an appropriate level.

There are a number of websites available to assist with Accuplacer preparation:

College Board

The Learning Commons at KVCC offers free prep workshops in each subject area – contact

In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maine Community College System has adopted a test optional status (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

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) 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.

Effective September 1, 2020, the cost for the ATI-TEAS is $65.00. This amount is subject to change.

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



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 Director of the Learning Commons 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 Disability Coordinator  at 207-453-5150 or

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