Assessment Technologies Institute - Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI-TEAS)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Assessment Technologies Institute -Test of Essential Acad​emic Skills 

The TEAS test is a timed, computerized test which is usually completed in 3 hours. In addition to completing the five prerequisites courses, applicants to ​the Associate Degree Nursing program must also earn a minimum score of 55% or​​​​​ higher on the following sections of the TEAS test: Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and Language Usage.

ATI-TEAS score​
Points Awarded for that Section​​​​​
​55% - 65%
​1 point
​61% - 70%
​2 points
​71% - 80%
​3 points
​81% - 90%
​4 points
​91% - 100%
​5 points

The following is an example of points awarded for a sample applicant’s TEAS scores:

​Points Awarded
​English and Language Usage

Please note the following important information regarding the TEAS:

  • Test scores are valid for two years from date of testing to the application filing deadline date.
  • Applicants may take the ATI-TEAS at any approved testing site including the assessment center at the El Centro campus Downtown Health Sciences Building (Paramount Building). The approximate cost of the TEAS test is $82.00. Additional fees will apply to online testing.
  • Applicants are responsible for securing their own testing appointment at the location of their choice. Applicants are responsible for submitting their score sheet with their program application materials.
  • ATI testing appointments fill quickly. Applicants are encouraged to schedule their TEAS several weeks prior to an application filing deadline. Do not assume that you will have your score sheet to submit with application materials if you test on the application deadline date.
  • There is no limit on the number of times an applicant may take the TEAS test for application to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. If the applicant desires to retake the TEAS, all four sections must be retaken. Only one score sheet should be submitted with scores of 55% or higher on each of the four required sections. Scores on individual test sections printed on separate score sheets cannot be combined. If more than one score sheet is submitted, the scores from the latest testing attempt will be the recorded scores.
  • A 60-day waiting period is recommended before retesting, the applicant is encouraged to review the study guide. You can only take the TEAS four times a year.