Academic Advising

Most students who wish to register for credit bearing courses at the College will be required to take the Accuplacer® Assessment or provide official SAT results. The Accuplacer® is used to determine a student’s level of proficiency in writing and reading skills. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with the student’s academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors to place the student in the appropriate courses.

Please note: In some cases, students who have taken college level courses at other accredited higher educational institutions may have their college transcripts evaluated and that course work may exempt students from taking sections of the Accuplacer® assessment. Please contact an academic advisor at the College if you believe you may not need this testing to register for classes.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer® assessment call 603-542-7744 x5325 or register online. The Accuplacer®  is free for RVCC students. The cost to take the assessment for non-RVCC students is $30. Proof of identity (photo ID such as a driver’s license) is required at the time of the test.

Individuals with documented disabilities who require accommodations to take assessments must submit official documentation to the Disabilities Coordinator (603-524-7744 x5421) prior to scheduling the assessment. (See the Accessibility Services section).

The Nursing program requires Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Assessment. Please contact the nursing department at for more information about the TEAS.