Read the sections below for updates and general information on TEAS placement testing for Health Sciences and Nursing programs, and GED testing in Maryland.
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills for Health Sciences Students)
Montgomery College administers Version 7 of the TEAS.
All applicants who are interested in applying to any of the following health sciences programs at MC should register to take the ATI TEAS: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant.
MC applicants should select "TEAS for Nursing" when registering to take the TEAS. TEAS scores are good for 24 months.
TEAS is available in two formats:
- TEAS AT ATI (REMOTE PROCTORED TEAS)
- ATI schedules and remotely proctors the TEAS.
- Applicants create an account and register directly with ATI at https://www.atitesting.com. Montgomery College does not process registration or payment for this test.
- Choose "Remote Online" on the ATI registration page. Here is a video with a demonstration.
- When applicants complete their TEAS assessment, scores are available in their ATI account for printing and attaching to applications.
- Applicants may request ATI to send a transcript of scores to the health science program of their choice. The registration fee includes one free transcript.
- You must work directly with ATI to arrange authorized accommodations and resolve any testing issues.
- The cost is $120 per applicant.
- TEAS AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
- In-person TEAS appointments are available at MC Assessment & Testing Centers.
- Applicants create an account and register directly with ATI at http://www.atitesting.com. Montgomery College does not process registration or payment for this test.
- Choose "In-Person" on the ATI registration page. Here is a video with a demonstration.
- Applicants may view their TEAS score report in their ATI account for printing and attaching to applications.
- For general information, visit the webpage TEAS Resources.
- The cost is $107 per applicant.
- Registered Montgomery College students can receive accommodations through the Montgomery
College DSS department.
- To register at MC, follow the instructions in this webpage: Getting Started: How to Apply and Register.
- Review the information on the DSS webpage and complete the online intake form.
- Let the counselor know that you would like to schedule a TEAS exam.
- Your DSS counselor will coordinate with the Assessment & Testing Centers about your accommodations for the TEAS.
- If one of your accommodations is for a reduced distraction environment (private room), we recommend that you register to take TEAS at the Rockville campus
- If you are not a registered Montgomery College student, please to go to the ATI Website for more information on setting up your accommodations directly with ATI.
What to Bring on Test Day
- Applicants must provide proof of identity with a current (not expired) photo ID. Temporary receipts, photocopies or cell phone
images are not accepted. Examples of accepted IDs include:
- Montgomery College ID
- Government-issued ID
- State-issued driver's license or MVA ID card with photo
- Current passport
- Active military photo ID
- ATI log-in information: Please bring your ATI log-in information. You will need to create a student account at www.atitesting.com prior to test day. ATI will send you a confirmation email with your log-in information. Bring that email to your test appointment at MC. Test-takers who do NOT have their ATI username and password will not be able to take the exam.
What Not to Bring on Test Day
Leave the following items at home or in your car, as they are not permitted in the exam room:
- Additional apparel: This includes, but is not limited to, jackets, coats, hats and sunglasses. Discretionary allowances are made for religious apparel. All apparel is subject to inspection by the proctor.
- Personal items: These include, but are not limited to, purses, computer bags, backpacks, and duffel bags.
- Electronics: These include, but are not limited to, cell phones, smart phones, beepers/pagers, calculators, and digital or smart watches.
- Food or drink: This is only permitted as a documented, medically necessary accommodation.
- Testing proctors will ask applicants to place personal items in a locker. A locker and key will be provided.
What to Expect on Test Day
- Testing staff will check your photo ID and review testing requirements and procedures with you.
- Physically present proctors in the room will monitor for irregular behavior. Any misconduct or disruption will lead to dismissal and your exam will not be scored.
- The proctor will provide you with scratch paper for use during the exam. Scratch paper is not to be used before the exam or during breaks. All paper, in its entirety, must be returned to the proctor at the end of the testing session.
- After the Mathematics section, you make take a 10-minute break. During the break, DO NOT access any personal items.
- If you need to leave your seat at any time other than the scheduled break, raise your hand for the proctor. Time for the exam section will not stop. Lost time cannot be made up.
- If, during the exam, you have a technical issue with your computer, or for any reason need the proctor, raise your hand.
- Test challenges or testing-room complaints should be reported to the proctor before leaving the room on exam day.
Need additional assistance? Contact the Assessment & Testing Centers by email at TEAStesting@montgomerycollege.edu.
Students interested in TAKING the GED® test at Montgomery College should complete the following steps:
Step 1: Review Maryland State GED® Testing Requirements
- You must be a Maryland state resident to take the GED® Test in Maryland
- You must be at least 19 years old, or have officially withdrawn from High School by submitting a Withdrawal/Exception Form to the Maryland GED® Office.
- Visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website for state requirements and forms: GED® Test Informationnew window
- Note: Non-state residents cannot complete the GED® test in Maryland
Step 2: Create a GED® Account to Schedule an Appointment Online
- Visit GEDnew window to create your profile. If needed, request testing accommodations directly with GED®
- Schedule your appointment and the exam modules you want to complete; recommendation: no more than two modules per appointment
- Select Montgomery College for your appointment; available testing dates and times will appear depending on your campus selection.
- Note: All scheduling is coordinated directly with GED®, not Montgomery College
Step 3: Attend and Complete Your GED® Appointment
- Report to the Montgomery College Assessment Center where you appointment is schedule at least 15 minutes beforehand.
- Bring an accepted, current form of identification to your GED® test appointment:
- Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration driver’s license, learner’s permit or identification card, or a current active duty military identification card, a valid passport and a second document such as a recent utility bill, phone bill, bank statement, cable bill, or lease agreement.
- Note: Out of state licenses or expired documents will not be accepted. There are no ID waivers.
Information and resources for students interested in PREPARING for the GED® test:
What is the GED® Test?
The General Educational Development (GED®) test is completed on the computer, and
covers four subjects in four separate exam modules
The GED® exam modules are:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 155 minutes
- Mathematical Reasoning: 120 minutes
- Science: 95 minutes
- Social Studies: 75 minutes
With the exception of the RLA exam, GED® exam modules can completed in English or Spanish. Exam items include multiple choice, short response, fill-in-the blank, drop-down, drag-and-drop, and extended response.
What Is a Passing Score on the GED® Test?
The GED® test has a passing score of 145 for each module. To earn your Maryland high
school equivalency, you will need to score 145 on all four modules.
Students who achieve a score of 165 or higher in the Reasoning Through Language Arts and/or Mathematical Reasoning modules are eligible to enroll in college-level English and mathematics courses at Montgomery College.
More information about GED® score levels can be found online: GED Test Scoresnew window
How Can I Prepare for my GED® Test?
Montgomery College GED® Test Prep:
- AELG GED® Prep-Classes
- EOC GED® assistance
- Montgomery County Public Libraries
- Official GED® Testing Service Website: GED new window
- Select “Study” at the top of the home page
- Study materials including practice tests, questions and resources