(Test of Essential Academic Skills)
The TEAS is a product of Assessment Technologies Institute® (ATI) and is a computerized multiple-choice standardized assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The outcomes assessed on the exam are those which nurse educators deem most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. The goal is to predict those candidates with the highest likelihood of academic success. There are 170 questions and the time limit is 209 minutes. Calculators and phones are not allowed during testing nor are children allowed in the testing area.
Applicants must take the TEAS V as part of the nursing program application process. The assessment must be taken prior to the March 1 application deadline and a minimum adjusted individual total score of 67% must be achieved. The TEAS may be repeated once during the academic year to improve your score. Only passing scores achieved within two years of the March 1 application deadline in the current admission cycle will be considered.
Scheduling the TEAS
The TEAS can be taken at the testing center in the library at Central Wyoming College in Riverton or at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. For additional testing locations, visit the ATI website at www.atitesting.com. You can also contact ATI’s customer service to locate an ATI-affiliated school for TEAS testing closer to where you live. ATI Customer Service can identify a school and help set up an appointment. They will also arrange for test scores to be sent to the appropriate school(s) and will handle payment. The baseline price for testing is $35; however, pricing varies from one testing center to the next.
- CWC Testing Center: 307-855-2298, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY
- Center for the Arts: 307-733-7425, 240 South Glenwood Suite 124, Jackson, WY
- ATI Customer Service: 800-667-7531
Creating an Account
All individuals preparing to take the TEAS must create an ATI account in advance at www.atitesting.com. Click Create an Account then follow the screen prompts. You only need to register once. You will need your ATI username and password and a valid photo ID the day of testing. The cost of the test is payable by major credit card at the time of the test. The test code or assessment ID will be provided by the testing center administrator. Test results will be posted to your ATI account within 48 hours. If you cannot remember your username/password or if you do not see your scores, contact ATI’s customer service.
Submitting Your TEAS Transcript
Scores are automatically sent to the location where your test was administered at no cost; however, you may have your TEAS transcripts sent to multiple schools by accessing the online store at www.atitesting.com. TEAS results sent to additional schools you select will be assessed a fee per each results report. If you are taking the TEAS at a location other than CWC or the college outreach center in Jackson Hole, it must be TEAS version V and must be electronically sent to CWC by ATI testing prior to the March 1 application deadline. Hand carried, faxed, or mailed results will not be accepted.
Preparing to Take the TEAS
A TEAS study manual and online practice assessments are available for purchase at www.atitesting.com. Click Online Store and select the product. Study guides are also available for checkout in the CWC library.