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Testing Services

Anoka Technical College Testing Center provides a variety of testing services to prospective, current and distance students. The Testing Center is located in Rm 103, just inside Anoka Tech's main entrance.

Due to our current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), all testing services are suspended until further notice. Please email all questions to 

Do you have questions about testing services for Accuplacer, Make-up, Accommodated or Distance Proctor Testing? Schedule a virtual appointment with the Testing Coordinator to get answers to your questions. Click the link below to schedule your appointment today. 

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Fall and Spring Semester Walk-in ACCUPLACER Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 8 am to 2 pm
  • All testing ending by 3:30 pm

Walk-in Hours are for current or prospective students ONLY. Remote ACCUPLACER testing (testing for another school) is by appointment ONLY. 

*All accommodated, make-up and distance testing is by appointment only and requires 24-hour notice.

*All testers will be required to show a current Photo ID.

*Please note: the following items will not be permitted in the testing room: food, beverages, backpacks, purses, cell phones, watches, electronic devices, sunglasses and hats.  

 Upcoming Closure(s):

  • May 18: Testing Center will be closed for Staff Development day.



The ACCUPLACER assessment is used as a tool for student course placement. Click the blue link below to learn more about how to prepare, when and where to take it, how results are used and much more. 

Placement Tests

Keyboarding Test-Out

The Basic Computer Keyboarding (BCK) test-out is a means to satisfy the prerequisite for courses that require typing proficiency for success. 

Students who do not pass need to register for ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding, a two-credit keyboarding course designed to help students develop basic keyboarding techniques.

 Net Words a Minute (NWAM)
 Resulting Course Placement
 0-24 NWAM with less than 93% accuracy rate
 ADSC1003 Intro to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
 25-25+ NWAM with 93% or higher accuracy rate
 Course prerequisite has been satisfied
The test-out is routinely administered immediately following ACCUPLACER asessment to students in the following programs:
  • Judicial Reporting AAS
  • Medical Assistant DIP/AAS
  • Scoping/Proofreading CERT

ACCUPLACER Test Schedule

Students are strongly encouraged to practice their typing skills before sitting for the keyboarding test-out. Testing before attending Orientation will facilitate the registration process.

The test-out must be taken in one sitting which includes unlimited practice tests and three timed trials. The timed trials include one test and two retests that are needed only if the first timed test is not passed. Timed trials are three minutes in duration.


Test Accommodations

Anoka Technical College supports all students admitted to college.

Students with documented disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to programs.

In order to apply for test accommodations, students with disabilities must visit the Office of Accessibility, located in the Student Success Center, Rm 190. Documentation will be required. Apply early to allow time to make arrangements for accommodations.

GED Testing

GED preparation and testing is available on the Anoka Technical College campus. Visit Metro North Adult Basic Education for program information. ABE classrooms are located in the Student Success Center, Suite 190, Rm O.

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Make-Up Testing

Make-up testing is available for students who have missed a classroom test due to illness, emergency or an excused absence. Before scheduling, students must request permission from their instructor.

  • Make-up tests are available on an appointment-only basis.
  • Availability is dependent on other testing activities.
  • A Photo ID will be required at check-in.

Make-up tests can be scheduled by students or instructors. Scheduling options:

Method 1 (Preferred)

Method 2 (available to students without computer access)

In-person, Testing Center, Rm 103

Instructors will receive a notification from once a student has made their testing appointment. Additional instructor information will accompany the notification; instructors must hand-deliver tests to the Testing Center in Rm 103 or drop them in the Testing Center drop-box just outside the Testing Center door. Completed tests not picked up by 3:30 pm on the day of the test will be returned to faculty mailboxes in the Anoka Tech mailroom by Testing Center personnel.




Distance-Proctored Testing

Test proctoring for Minnesota State system students

If you are enrolled in a Minnesota State system online course that requires test proctoring, free services may be available for you at Anoka Tech. Testing is by appointment only on a space-available basis. Days and hours vary. Schedule well in advance to meet course deadlines.

To request an appointment, email

Test proctoring for all others

If you are seeking a proctored test environment and you are not a Minnesota State System student, you may make arrangements for fee-based proctored testing. Appointment availability is dependent on campus testing needs therefore days and hours will vary. Scheduling well in advance of the desired testing date is recommended.

A flat rate of $35 will be charged for each four-hour session.  

To request an appointment, email


ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills

TEAS testing is available at the Anoka Tech Testing Center through online registration.

Students must create an account online at to view open dates, purchase and register for ATI TEAS.

To view Anoka Tech's TEAS schedule, you must first create an account. From the student's account, select "Online Store" then select "Register for TEAS" (located in grey tab). The ATI registration page will appear. From here select "Program Type" (TEAS for Nursing Students or TEAS for Allied Health), "Country" (select USA), "State" (select Minnesota), and "City" (select Anoka). This will then load all the available TEAS dates for Anoka Technical College.

Select Nursing if you are testing for Anoka Tech's Practical Nursing program. Select Allied Health if you are testing for Anoka Tech's Occupational Therapy Assistant or Surgical Technology programs.

Free ATI TEAS Preparation Classes

Metro North Adult Basic Education teachers offer free TEAS Prep classes on the Anoka Tech campus. Visit for details.


Email Testing Services

Phone: 763-576-7830

Fax: 763-576-7721

College Service Hours


Upcoming Closure(s)

Due to our current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), all testing services are suspended until further notice. Please email all questions to 

  • May 18: Testing Center will be closed for Staff Development day.


*Please note, the Testing Center is closed during all college closures and holidays. See college calendar(s) for more details. 

2019 - 2020 Anoka Technical College Calendar

2020 - 2021 Anoka Technical College Calendar

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