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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 in-person testing services are suspended until further notice.

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. 

Schedule a Video Chat Appointment

In absence of in-person testing, Anoka Technical College is now offering ACCUPLACER testing via Zoom, video conferencing. This is available to Anoka Technical College applicants and current students who meet the following technology requirements: 

Computer/laptop with a stable internet connection, a webcam and headphones. NOTE: cellphones, iPads, Surface and other tablets will not work. 

In order to schedule your ACCUPLACER test via Zoom, please contact:

Testing Services OR Enrollment Services

Fall and Spring Semester Walk-in ACCUPLACER Hours (Currently Suspended)

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 (currently suspended). 

*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):

  • Sept. 25: 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 assessment 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

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the necessity for suspending face-to-face contact, ATI TEAS exams for Anoka Technical College students will now be offered remotely.

To register for the ATI TEAS exam, students must create an account online at After registration, students can view available test dates, purchase and register for the ATI TEAS exam.

Once an account is created, follow these steps to register for the ATI TEAS exam: 

  1. Select "Online Store"
  2. Select "Register for TEAS" (located in grey tab). The ATI registration page will appear.
  3. From here select "Program Type" (TEAS for Nursing Students for Anoka Tech's Practical Nursing program or TEAS for Allied Health for Anoka Tech's Occupational Therapy Assistant or Surgical Technology programs)
  4. Select "Country" (USA)
  5. Select "State" (Minnesota)
  6. Select "City" (Anoka). All the available TEAS dates for Anoka Technical College will appear. 

Once ATI TEAS exam registration is complete, the Anoka Tech Testing Center will contact students with information concerning the TEAS Student Quick Start Guide, testing day pre-check requirements and login information.

It is imperative that registered students carefully read the TEAS Student Quick Start Guide (emailed after registration). Students must ensure their computer meets the technical requirements before the day of testing.  If students do not comply with testing requirements, they not be able to test and a refund may not be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: Students with technical difficulties, those who do not meet Proctorio pre-checks, instructions, or students who are late WILL NOT be able to test.  

In addition, students are required to complete a practice test at 8:45 am the day of their scheduled ATI TEAS exam. The practice test will include three questions. Completing the practice exam will ensure you have a smooth testing experience and it is required to begin your TEAS exam.

Technical issues? Contact ATI TEAS Customer Support at 1-800-667-7531.

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)

  •  Sept. 25: 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. 

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