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Dental Assisting Pre Admission Test

Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET)

GCC Students that plan on applying to our Dental Assisting Program can take the HOBET exam at the FAC and LGC testing centers Monday – Friday.

  • The HOBET exam measures essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.
  • The HOBET exam is a computerized exam and each student is given 3.5 hours to complete it. Each section is timed according to the number of questions. Calculators may NOT be used for any part of the exam.
  • Students must create an ATI Allied Health account online in advance of their desired HOBET test date. Visit the ATI Allied Health website at http://www.atialliedhealth.com and select “Create New Account” (at the top of the homepage) to create your username and password. Please write down your username and password and bring them with you to the Testing Center. (You will also need your student ID#, a photo ID, and your credit/debit card for payment.)
  • Payment is made online at the time of testing at the LGC testing center, payable using an active debit or credit card. (Payment will require knowledge of how to make an online payment using a credit card.) Upon payment confirmation, the student applicant may proceed to take the timed test. The fee is the same for students re-taking portions of the test.
  • Student applicants will get their test results immediately upon the completion of the test. Students should print a copy of their results and submit it with their application.


You must create your username and password online at http://www.atitesting.com. This must be done before the day you plan to take the test.

Payment must be made online at the testing center when you come to take the test. The full fee is required, regardless of whether you plan to take the full test.

When you come to the testing center you will need to bring:

  • Your ATI username and password
  • A valid credit or debit card
  • A valid photo ID
  • Your student ID#

Calculators cannot be used on any part of this exam.

First time test-takers must take all four sections of the test.

Repeat test-takers may skip those portions they do not wish to re-take, but must take the desired portions in the order they are presented. The computer will not allow back- tracking.

Appointments are not necessary, but be aware that space in the testing center is limited, and testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at the Testing Center at least four hours prior to the Testing Center’s scheduled closing time if taking the entire test, to allow adequate time for payment processing, and other administration procedures.

The HOBET can only be administered Monday through Friday. Check the GCC Testing Services hours of operation.

In case of inclement weather, see the GCC homepage for announcements.