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.

ATI TEAS for Allied Health

The ATI TEAS 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, mathematical, and science skills; and English/language usage.

Preparing for the ATI

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

The ATI TEAS study manual can be used to prepare for the ATI TEAS for Allied Health exam. The study manual is available for purchase online at The MTC libraries at both the Airport and Beltline campuses 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 ATI TEAS 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 three 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 ATI TEAS for Allied Health must schedule their exam by going to and selecting a test date and time. At the time of registering, you will need to pay a test fee of $75.00. This fee is set annually and subject to increase without notice.
  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. Please arrive 30 minutes early on the day of your test. If necessary, the ATI TEAS for Allied Health can be retaken after a six-month waiting period.

For special accommodations, please contact 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.