Health Sciences Placement Tests

Health Sciences students are required to take additional testing. See your specific academic program page for more information about which tests you need to take.

Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (Formerly known as HOBET-V)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (TEAS V for Allied Health) is designed primarily as a diagnostic instrument to help health occupations programs evaluate the academic skills of new applicants. This exam assesses the applicant's reading skills, mathematical skills, science, and English/language usage.

Preparing for the TEAS V

A limited knowledge of computers is required to take this exam. Scores are reported immediately upon completion of the test.

The HOBET-V study manual can be used to prepare for the TEAS-V for Allied Health exam. The study manual is available for purchase in the MTC Bookstores or online at www.atitesting.com. The MTC library at both Airport and Beltline will include the study manual for reference use only. Candidates must wait six months before a retest is allowed.

The areas of testing for the TEAS-V for Allied Health include essential mathematical skills, reading comprehension, science, and English/language usage. The test will contain a total of 170 questions. The total testing time is 3 hours and 29 minutes. Answer each question to the best of your ability because there is no penalty for guessing and unanswered questions will be marked incorrect.

How to Register

  1. All candidates for the TEAS-V for Allied Health must:
    Complete and submit the MTC TEAS-V registration form at least two weeks before your preferred test date. See test schedules here. Register early as space available for each test administration is limited. We reserve the right to remove any test dates prior to the two week registration deadline if all seats are full or the test date is canceled.
     
  2. Required for testing:
    • Create a user name and password to register with ATI Allied Health. Bring your username and password with you to the exam. When completing the registration, select Midlands Tech College AH for your institution.
    • Pay the $50 testing fee in the cashier's office prior to the test date and also bring the receipt with you the day of the test. Credit card/debit payment can be made by calling (803) 822-3260. If paying by phone be sure to ask the cashier’s office to fax the receipt to (803) 822-3662.

If necessary, the TEAS-V for Allied Health can be retaken after a six-month waiting period. A $50.00 fee is required to retest. This fee is set annually and subject to increase at the discretion of the college.

For special accommodations, please contact the Counseling Services at (803) 822-3505 or (803) 738-7636.

Residual ACT (R-ACT)

Midlands Technical College now administers the R-ACT to students who are interested in using local ACT scores for program entry at Midlands Technical College. Payment to take the R-ACT at Midlands Technical College must be made prior to registering for the test. After payment has been made, students may register for the Residual ACT on the campus of Midlands Technical College by completing the MTC R-ACT online registration form.

Picture ID is required to take the R-ACT Test. Checks and money orders for the $50.00 registration fee should be made payable to the College. Payment can be made at any cashiers office on either the Airport or Beltline Campus, or by sending payment to:

Student Assessment Center – Beltline Campus
Midlands Technical College
PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202

Registration forms must be received in the Office of Student Assessment at least two weeks in advance of the test date of your choice.

Other Testing Options

The ACT assessment may be taken during nationally administered test dates, available at the ACT website. You may register online with a credit card through the ACT website, or pick up a registration form from the Midlands Technical College Testing Center.

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