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Entrance Exam

Sign up for A2 Entrance Exam is done through the Nursing department and must be done in person. To obtain information on upcoming exam dates, please call (716) 851-1357.

You must provide the following information to be eligible for the A2 Exam:

  • two forms of picture ID;
  • show successful (C or better) completion of Anatomy and Physiology. (BI 150 and BI 151) If applying to the evening Nursing Program you will need to have the Anatomy and Physiology II (BI 152 and BI 153) successfully completed (C or better) or show currently taking. Unofficial transcripts are accepted;
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
  • LPN students must show proof of current license.

Seating is limited for each exam and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Faculty Scoring Guide

A2 Content Exams

Reading Comprehension: 47-item exam. Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, including: identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc. The reading scenarios pop up on the screen. Students can move around the windows to see the entire scenario. Grammar: 50-item exam. Contains basic grammar, including: parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, and commonly occurring grammatical errors. Vocabulary and General Knowledge: 50 item exam. Contains basic vocabulary that is often used in health care fields. Math: 50-item exam. Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, and general math facts that are useful, for example, when calculating drug dosages and solutions.  Anatomy and Physiology: 30 item exam. Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.

Learning Style/Personality Profile

Learning Styles: 14-item assessment of preferred learning style. Personality Style: 15-item assessment of personality related to preferred learning style. Students receive a printout with study tips based on their learning style and personality profile.

Did You Know?

ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.


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