If you are in need of additional support as you prepare for your exams and professional assessments, contact the Tutoring Center for assistance in the following areas.
Unit Exam Review Sessions
Offered throughout the semester, Unit Exam Prep Sessions provide students with an opportunity to address their most concerning questions. These sessions are facilitated by a professional tutor and are typically held in the Student Support Center two days prior to the scheduled unit exam. Each session last for approximately 1 ½ hours. While no reservation is necessary for attendance, we ask that you arrive promptly with specific questions to address.
For a list of upcoming review sessions, please call (518) 861-2521 or visit the Tutoring Center to speak with a staff member.
Planning on Taking the TEAS Soon? The Tutoring Center can help you get ready. Start with a diagnostic test to find areas that need improvement, then work with a professional tutor to address those needs. We have learning modules, practice exams, and worksheets to make passing the TEAS a breeze.
Contact email@example.com or call the Tutoring Center at (518) 861-2521 to get started.
What is the TEAS?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice exam used to assess a student basic academic knowledge. You can check out www.ATItesting.com for more information about the test itself.
Who has to take the TEAS?
Maria College requires all students with an intent for the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or the Practical Nurse Certificate (PNC) programs take the TEAS. If you have any questions regarding the entrance requirements of these two programs, please contact Laurie Gilmore, Director of Pre-Nursing Advisement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What subjects does the TEAS cover?
The TEAS has four sections: Reading, Math, Science and English Language and Usage (Grammar and Writing).
What scores are required for admittance to the Nursing Programs at Maria College?
For the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) a minimum score on each section as follows.
- Reading – 70.5%
- Mathematics – 69%
- Science – 53.6%
- English Language and Usage – 63.8%
For the Practical Nurse Certificate (PNC) priority is given to students who score at or above.
- Reading – 70%
- Mathematics – 50%
- Science – 53.6%
- English Language and Usage – 50%
Where will I take the TEAS?
The TEAS test is administered by ATI (not Maria College) at various locations. You must register through ATI at www.atitesting.com. However, the test is given at Maria several times throughout the year.
If you wish to take the TEAS at Maria, select it as your testing site when you register online. You can register through www.atitesting.com. Currently, Maria College offers a computer-based format and the cost is $110.00.
If you wish to take a paper-based test, visit www.capitalregionboces.org or call the Capital Region BOCES at (518) 862-4709. The cost there is approximately $70.00.
What happens if I don’t pass the TEAS?
Currently enrolled students may take the TEAS test twice after beginning classes. The second attempt must be 45 days after the initial attempt. Scores from two separate exams may be combined to take the highest scores. For example, if you pass the Reading and Science sections on the first try, but fail Math and English Language Usage sections, you can take the second test and only focus on Math and English Language Usage. You can use the passing scores from your first test and second test combined to meet the requirements.
What can the Tutoring Center do to help me prepare for the TEAS?
We offer a diagnostic test to help determine what areas of the test you’ll need to work on. Then we can create an individualized study plan, which makes use of Power Point slides, direct instruction, practice questions and websites, instructional videos, and practice tests.
I took the TEAS and I only failed one section. Do I have to review everything?
No. We can just focus on that one section. You can combine the scores on your test.
Do I have to come to the Tutoring Center to get help?
Though some of our material is available on line, we recommend at least some time working with our tutors to get the most benefit from the material. Our tutors can pinpoint where you’re having trouble and suggest what materials will help you.
The tutors and workshops aren’t available when I am. How else can I get help?
We’re really committed to doing what we can to help. Email email@example.com and we’ll do everything we can to find a time to meet with you.
How far in advance should I start preparing for the TEAS?
That depends on how much of a review you will need. Maybe you only need a quick review of a few skills that can be done in an hour or two. But, you may need to study and practice over a period of weeks. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible for a diagnostic assessment.
How do I get started prepping for the TEAS with the Tutoring Center?
Call the Tutoring Center at (518) 861-2521 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Do it now while you’re thinking about it.
The professional tutoring staff can assist students preparing for the NCLEX exam by
- Providing additional preparation materials
- Quizzing students with flashcards and model exam questions
- Giving pointers on how to interpret questions systematically
- Offering suggestions on time management during the examination.
If you would like to schedule a one-on-one or group session, please speak with a TC staff member by phone (518) 861-2521 or in person.