KAPLAN Exam Registration Policies & Procedures

for test dates starting in April 2014 

The Testing Center @ Santa Fe Community College


Students taking the KAPLAN exam for entrance into the SFCC Nursing Program are allowed to test twice in an application period. However, candidates are tested in cohort groups, so each testing date has an automatic retest date at least 21 days following the original test date. Please be sure that, when you select your preferred test date that you will be available for the retest date as well, should it become necessary. We cannot test any candidate outside of his or her cohort, so you may only retake the exam on the specified date for your cohort.

  If you test on this date: You will retest on this date: Deadline to Register:
Cohort - April 4 April 28 April 2
Cohort - May 5 May 30 May 2
Cohort - 3 June 2 June 27 May 30
Cohort - 4 June 6 June 30 June 4
Cohort - 5 July 7 July 25 July 3
Cohort - 6 July 11 August 8 July 9
Cohort - 7 August 1 August 29

July 30

Cohort - 8 July 18 August 15

July 16

Cohort - 9 July 21 August 25

July 18

Cohort - 10 August 4 August 22

August 1

Testing time is open, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. on test days. Students arriving outside these times will not be able to test.

SINGLE ATTEMPT DATES:  Four new dates have been opened for single attempts only.  No cohort is associated with these dates, and there is only one attempt made available.  The Dates are August 6, 13, 20, 27. Testing time begins at 9 am and must be concluded by 2 pm.


There is NO fee for taking the Kaplan exam if you are a registered SFCC student. Students not registered at SFCC must pay a $25 proctor fee at the cashier’s office before taking the exam.


You must register for the KAPLAN exam in person at the Testing Center. You may only register yourself. Seats for available exams willbe filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Pursuant to SFCC Nursing Program policy, you may take the KAPLAN exam a maximum of two times during a given application period, on the specified date, within your cohort.

At the time of registration, you must present a current photo ID. You will also need to provide your SFCC “A Number” (student ID number) and a telephone number where you can be reached.


You can prepare for your KAPLAN exam by using the KAPLAN ‘Study Guide.’ ISBN: 1609786726. We also have sample packets available at the Testing Center.


If you wish to change or cancel a KAPLAN registration, contact the Testing Center in person or by phone at (505) 428-1625 as early as possible so that your seat for the exam can be made available to another examinee.


You are expected to arrive at the Testing Center during the testing window times, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. on testing days. Both your first attempt date and retest option date will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


If you are not registered for a particular test date you may still be able to test on that date on a walk-in basis.

You must bring your photo I.D. and your student A# to be added to the registration list. Your name will then be registered with KAPLAN, a username and password will be issued, and you will be allowed to test.

Walk-in candidates will be accommodated as space permits, during the test window of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Testing accommodations are provided for examinees with documented disabilities in accordance with the ADA. To receive accommodations, you must meet with the SFCC Office of Disability Services (505) 428-1711) for a standard intake interview and to have your documentation reviewed. The Testing Center will not provide non-standard testing arrangements without a referral from the Disability Services office.


For more information, please contact the Testing Center, (505) 428-1625,

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