Robeson Community College

Placement Testing

RCC uses Reinforced Instructions for Student Excellence (RISE) to determine course placement. One of those measures is placement testing. Placement testing is used if the student has graduated high school more than 10 years ago and does not meet any of the other requirements under our RISE policy. Students may be exempt from taking the placement test if their course does not require a math or English prerequisite. Students may also be exempt if they have official placement testing scores less than 10 years old. We accept NC DAP, Accuplacer, COMPASS, ACT and SAT. Please request an official copy of your scores to be sent to us from the issuing institution, if you have already completed a placement test and would like to use those scores.

Test Preparation

Students may prepare for the EdReady assessment by visiting

Retest Policy

Testing is used to place students in appropriate level courses rather than for admissions purposes. Students who complete the college’s placement test are allowed only one retest in each English/reading or math tier. Test scores are valid for 10 years.

Testing by Appointment Only

Students must have a current application and official high school/college transcripts on file with our Admissions Department before scheduling to test. You may call our Admissions office at (910) 272-3342 or stop by 1301 in the Fred G. Williams Student Center to schedule a placement test.

Testing Accommodations

If accommodations are needed due to a disability, please contact Ronnie Sampson, Coordinator of Disability Services at (910) 272-3345 so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to testing.

Permission for Release

Students may request that their scores for tests taken at RCC be transferred to other schools by completing the Permission for Release Form.

Other Test Scores

Robeson Community College accepts other test scores such as the ASSET, ACCUPLACER®, SAT and ACT. All scores must be within five years.

Transfer of Test Scores

RCC applicants who have taken tests at other colleges should request to have their test scores sent to the Admissions Office. “Test Score Request” forms are available in the Admissions Office. Test scores delivered by applicants must be in a SEALED envelope with official signatures across the seal to be valid. Scores may also be mailed directly from the institution to:

Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 1420

Lumberton, NC 28359


Health Science Testing

Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)

The ATI TEAS measures an individual’s ability in mathematics, science, English, and reading comprehension.

Robeson Community College wants to ensure you have a solid academic foundation and are prepared to enter the allied health program of your choice.  The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS®) is designed to assess your academic skills in Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.  The ATI TEAS® has four parts that ask you to answer multiple-choice questions covering the following areas noted.

Reading – paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions (64 minutes, 53 items, 31% of total score)

Math – whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion (54 minutes, 36 items, 22% of total score)

Science – science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles, and general science (63 minutes, 53 items, 31% of total score)

English and Language Usage – punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual  words, and spelling (28 minutes, 28 items, 16% of total score)

Robeson Community College offers FREE ATI TEAS test preparation materials at

Students may want to consider purchasing the following items to assist with preparing for the TEAS® Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) at

 The ATI TEAS® Study Manual is the only study manual authored and endorsed by the creators of TEAS®. This is a powerful tool for TEAS® success and features a review of key concepts covering Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and sample questions with accompanying explanations and study/test-taking strategies.

The ATI TEAS Online Practice Assessment includes one set of 150 questions. It is designed to be reflective of the TEAS® in both content and format. Items are proportionally representative of the live assessment in each of the four content areas: Math, Science, Reading and English/Language Usage.

The ATI TEAS® Study Manual and the ATI TEAS® Online Practice Assessment can be found on the web at  The cost of the TEAS® Study Manual is $25.00 and the TEAS® online Practice Assessment is $50.00.  Two practice assessments (A & B) and one study manual can be bundled for $90.00 (Basic Study Package). 

Please note RCC will accept scores for ATI TEAS® and TEAS V only within the last five years.  Our Allied Health Admission criteria are not based on previous versions such as TEAS 3.0 or TEAS 4 and, therefore, will not be accepted.

Please come by and speak with a specialist in the Admissions Office in Bldg. 13, if you have questions regarding ATI TEAS®.  You may call our office at (910) 272-3342 and speak with a staff member.

Before scheduling for the ATI TEAS students must first:

  1. Complete the Allied Health Checklist and follow the application process to ensure you meet the eligibility guidelines to take ATI TEAS®. These requirements are detailed as Items 1- 3 on the Allied Health Program Checklist. All supporting documents must be attached.
  2. Create a “TEAS® Student Account” at prior to scheduling your test date. You may purchase study and practice materials from this site as well.
  3. Note and remember the TEAS® username and password created when you set up your student account with ATI. This username and password will be required in order to take the TEAS online with Robeson Community College.
  4. Schedule a testing date with the Admissions Office. Please adhere to the application deadlines. This is your responsibility, not the Admissions Office.
  • Please note, ATI TEAS® scores from other institutions are accepted only, if test results include all parts (Math, Reading, Science, and English) and are an official copy.
  • Official scores mailed from another institution will be accepted. Faxed copies are not accepted. HOBET/Net scores are no longer accepted.
  1. Additional Reminders:
  • TEAS scores (Versions 3 and 4) do not meet the admission criteria for RCC.
  • Students are allowed to test once every 6 months at Robeson Community College.
  • TEST Scores are valid for five years from the proposed date of entry into the Allied Health program, unless otherwise noted.

ATI TEAS Testing Schedule and Registration Procedures

  1. Be prepared to pay the $70.00, a non-refundable fee online to ATI with your credit or debit card for the TEAS immediately before the TEAS exam begins on the day you test. If you are not able to pay online on your test date you will not be able to test.

2 Please, be aware that there are a limited number of seats available on each test date, so it is important to pick a test date and register in order to meet your application deadline.


To Register for the virtual TEAS test, click here:  ATI TEAS

ATI Testing Dates for academic year 2021 – 2022:

TEAS Test Date



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

8:30am – 1:00 pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

8:30am – 1:00 pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Thursday, December 9, 2021

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Thursday, February 3, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Thursday, April 14, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Monday, April 18, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm

Remote Test – Virtual