Placement Tests

There are two (2) types of assessments completed with new students.

  • The Accuplacer is an assessment that helps guide placement in specific college courses.
  • The ATI-TEAS is an entrance exam designed for applicants seeking admission to the following programs: Nursing, Radiological Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant


The Accuplacer assesses a student’s Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Numerical Skills, and Elementary Algebra 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
  • is an excellent set of practice guides & tests
  • The Learning Commons at KVCC offers prep workshops in each subject area.  Contact the Director at 453-5084.  These workshops are free.


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, 2018, the cost for the ATI-TEAS is $60.00.  This amount is subject to change by the testing vendor.

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


Examinees 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 ATI-TEAS testing 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 the Learning Commons at 207-453-5084 or

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