ATC Testing Services oversees the administration of college placement exams for applicants to the college, POST Academy entrance, and selective health programs. If you would like to request a copy of your placement scores, please submit a test score release form .

Placement Exams

Admissions Requirements

Each program has a set of minimum scores that must be met; failure to reach those scores will result in a student being required to take additional courses called Learning Support courses. A high school GPA may used in lieu of placement testing. Please see the link below for more details.


This is an untimed, multiple-choice test that tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. The test helps to identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. View exam preparation materials and sample questions online . More information can be found at

Applicants may be exempt from taking the placement exam if:

  • You have taken the ACCUPLACER, COMPASS®, ASSET, SAT®, or ACT® exam within the last 5 years and submitted your scores to ATC. Please note that scores must meet our minimum admissions requirements.
  • You have successfully completed college-level English and Math courses and submitted transcripts for evaluation.

Students and applicants wishing to retest must meet the following criteria:

  • Retest only one time in each content area.
  • Wait 7 days from their initial exam date.
  • Not be currently enrolled in the learning support course that you are trying to test out of.

If an applicant’s scores do not meet the program-ready requirements for their program of study, the applicant will be required to complete the appropriate learning support courses prior to enrolling in program-level English and Math courses.

For more information or to register, please email:


The Test of Essential Academic Skills for Allied Health 6th Edition (ATI-TEAS) is a timed, computer-based test that measures skills in academic areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage. It is required for all applicants to Dental Hygiene, Radiography, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Information Technology, Phlebotomy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology & Veterinary Technology.


The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN-PN or NLN-RN) is a computer-based timed test that evaluates verbal, math, and science abilities. It is required for all applicants to Nursing (ASN) and Practical Nursing (PRN).

Georgia POST Entrance Exam

Individuals interested in taking the POST entrance exam (ACCUPLACER) should review and complete the registration form, and make the non-refundable payment of $20.

For additional information about the exam or available exam dates, please contact the Testing Services Office located on the campus where you wish to take the exam.

Alternative Credit (AP and CLEP Exams)

Would you like to shorten the time it takes to get your college degree? You may be able to earn college credit for coursework you already know by taking a CLEP Exam.

You can receive credit by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 33 CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) examinations. You may then be able to skip some of the general introductory courses and move on to classes relevant to your major and prospective career saving time and tuition costs. One passing grade can earn exemption credits for one or more college courses.

To register for CLEP testing with the College Board, create and manage your personal account through the CLEP registration portal at Once registered through Collegeboard, participants should contact Testing Services to schedule their exam.

Equivalency Policy: ATC  allows for exemption and/or credit of/for the courses listed here.

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