TEAS is a national recognized pre-admissions test for nursing students, administered by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). The TEAS exam is a 209 minute, standardized, timed computer-based exam. Consisting of 170 multiple-choice questions with four-option answers, in four separate timed sections in reading, English and language usage, math and science. The exam is administered in a standardized environment and is overseen by a proctor.
The TEAS exam is required in order to apply for a nursing or allied health professional program. The test has been proven to be a statistically significant predictor of early nursing program success. Programs utilize the test and scores to recognize which students need extra attention and which ones are not a good fit for the program. All schools and programs vary on test result requirements. It is important to recognize what your school/program is looking for prior to preparing and taking the test.
How to register for the TEAS exam:
Since the test is provided by ATI, you will need to access the ATI website prior to the exam and Make a Student Account
Click on the Secure Sign On link on the right of the page. Under the login field you should click on the create an account link to get started.
Once you have created an account, locate the Online Store on the ATI website and enter your login information.
In the Online Store, choose Register for the TEAS. You will have the option to choose either “Register through a school” or “Register through a PSI (testing center)”.
Register and pay the testing fee. A confirmation email will be sent.
Official fees should be confirmed with the official exam authorities.
There are several fees that go into the total fee:
Score deployment fee (having scores sent to School/program of choice)
Test center fee (if applicable). May vary with testing center and/or program.
The fee is non-refundable
How long is the test?: 209 minutes
What subjects are on the test?: Math, Science, Reading and English
How many questions are on the test?: 170
Where do I take the test?:
PSI Testing center
University (which you are applying)
Once you begin registration for the TEAS exam, a list of schools that administer the TEAS exam will be provided. You will be able to choose based on city and state.
How long does it take to get the test score?: Scores are provided immediately upon completion of the exam
What to bring/not bring to the test?
2 sharpened #2 pencils with attached erasers
ATI login information (You will need to create a student account prior to test day and bring login information with you.)
Do not bring
Extra clothing/accessories (i.e. hats, scarves, sunglasses, jackets)
Discretionary allowances are made for religious apparel
All apparel is subject to search by the test proctor
Personal Items (i.e. purses, computers, backpacks)
Electronics of any kind (i.e. cell/smart phone, digital/smart watches, beepers/pagers)
Food or Drink (unless medically necessary)