Western Dakota Tech requires new students to complete tests during the Admissions process. What test students take depends on the program they are entering.
- All students take the ACCUPLACER test
- Students in Practical Nursing take the TEAS test
- Students in Surgical Technology take the TEAS test
Information about the ACCUPLACER test
ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math,
Information about the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The TEAS is a computerized test and is a proven diagnostic instrument that assists in evaluating academic, test taking, and social skills of new applicants to the Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs. Based upon the profile generated with this test, these programs can more objectively screen applicants for admissions. It also assists Western Dakota Tech in providing information that will help the instructors meet your individual needs as a student while attending the program. There is a testing fee to take the TEAS.
The TEAS contains 4 sections, administered in this order:
- Reading – 58 minutes
- Mathematics – 51 minutes
- Science – 66 minutes
- English and Language Usage – 34 minutes
Your testing results will print out immediately and an Admissions Representative will review your results with you.