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Reducing the spread of COVID-19 remains a top public health priority for the university. Arizona State University recommends the following on-campus protocols:

For additional details about ASU’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy and expectations, visit the ASU Coronavirus FAQs.

Please do not come to the testing center if you are feeling ill. If you are feeling ill on the day of the exam, please contact our office to reschedule.

ATI is transitioning to TEAS version 7 and is expected to launch in June 2022. For additional information regarding the new version please visit ATI Testing.

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TEAS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)®, Version VI, evaluates areas that are essential for academic success in nursing programs. This computer-based, multiple-choice exam is divided into four sub-tests:

  • Reading (53 questions/64 minutes) – Key Ideas, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
  • Mathematics (36 questions/54 minutes) – Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Data
  • Science (53 questions/63 minutes) – Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical Sciences, Scientific Reasoning
  • English and Language Usage (28 questions/28 minutes) – Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of Language, Vocabulary Acquisition

*ATI is transitioning to TEAS version 7 and is expected to launch in June 2022. For additional information regarding the new version please visit ATI Testing. New exam blueprint details will be reflected once available.

The total test time is 3 hours and 48 minutes (209 minutes). You should allow approximately 4 hours for the total appointment time which includes time for the check-in process and exam instructions.

Questions regarding admission requirements should be addressed to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Registration

TEAS is available remotely and in person. When you are registering, please ensure you select the correct option. Below are step-by-step instructions for each option.

To take TEAS Remote (Proctorio)

1. Technical RequirementsEnsure your equipment meets the technical requirements below.

    • Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external
    • Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
    • Desktop or laptop computer (NO iPads, tablets, or phones are to be used) with the ability to download Google Chrome
    • Internet speed is between 0.092 - 0.244 Mbps. You can test your internet speed using www.speedtest.net
    • Operating Systems: Windows 10 or later, Mac OS X 10.13 or late
    • Tablets, iPads and smartphones are not approved devices. Find a full list of ATI's technical requirements at atitesting.com/technical-requirements

2. Create an account with ATI.

Please go to www.atitesting.com and click on Create New Account. It takes about five minutes to complete this process. If you wish to have your scores sent to ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, please select "AZ State U" from the institution dropdown menu when creating an account. To access the test, you will need to enter the ATI username and password that you create. Your ATI username and password are required for both the pre-appointment (dry-run) and TEAS appointment.

 3. Register for an appointment.

    • Click on the registration button below
    • Select TEAS Remote (Proctorio)
    • Select I am Scheduling a TEAS Remote exam appointment
    • Choose between ASU or non-ASU
    • Select an appointment date and time. Read through the acknowledgments and complete the registration form.
    • Add to cart and pay the exam registration fee   

*Please note same-day appointments are not available.  We recommend registering at least 4 days before your preferred appointment date to secure a seat and complete the dry run.

 4. TEAS Pre-appointment (dry-run)

At least 2 business days prior to your TEAS exam appointment, please complete the TEAS Pre-appointment (dry-run).

The pre-appointment known as the dry-run will need to be completed 2 business days prior to your exam appointment. The dry-run portion is required to ensure your equipment is prepared to run smoothly on test day. By preparing and managing issues before, the dry-run will help reduce log-in stress on the day of your exam and allow you to focus on the TEAS exam. This step does not include nursing-related questions and will only take a fraction of the time to complete. We ask that you reserve 30-minutes to complete the dry-run on the computer you plan to use for the exam. A week prior to your exam, UTSS staff will email instructions to the email address you entered when registering. Documentation must be provided when you complete the dry-run step. Instructions are included in the email you will receive. 

To request staff assistance with the TEAS pre-appointment (dry-run), please call or email our office with your availability a minimum of two days before the TEAS appointment to schedule a dry-run with staff. 

Note: Tablets, iPads and smartphones are not approved devices. The computer must have a webcam, microphone and high-speed internet connection. On both days ensure you have your ATI account username and password available along with your valid state-issued ID or ASU Sun Card ID.

5. TEAS appointment

Log in to the ATI site at the time of your appointment from the computer that was set up during the pre-appointment. Ensure you have your ATI account username and password available along with your valid state-issued ID or ASU Sun Card ID.  You must be in a quiet uninterrupted location, free from any resources that may help you on the exam.  Follow the screen prompts to log in and begin the TEAS exam.

 

To take TEAS In-Person

A. Create an account with ATI.

Before arriving to take the exam, please go to www.atitesting.com and click on Create New Account. It takes about five minutes to complete this process. If you wish to have your scores sent to ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, please select "AZ State U" from the institution dropdown menu when creating an account. To access the test, you will need to enter the ATI username and password that you create. You MUST bring that information with you when you come to test. 

B. Register for a TEAS In-Person appointment.

    1. Click on the registration button below
    2. Select TEAS In-Person
    3. Select I am Scheduling a TEAS In-Person exam appointment
    4. Choose between ASU or Non-ASU
    5. Select an appointment date and time. Read through the acknowledgments and complete the registration form.
    6. Add to cart and pay the exam registration fee   

*Please note same-day appointments are not available.  We recommend registering at least 24 hours before your preferred appointment date to secure a seat.

Admission to the Exam

Exam entrance requires a valid photo ID. You must also know or have with you your 10-digit ASU affiliate ID number (does not apply to non-ASU candidates), your ATI account user ID and password to take the test.

Cost

When you are registering, please ensure you select the correct option (Remote or In-Person). Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • In-person TEAS exam registration fee is $93.00 
  • Remote TEAS exam registration fee is $98.00

Testing Accommodations

Please do not register for a group testing time.

Academic testing accommodations for qualified students can be granted through the Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) (480) 965-1234. Do this as soon as possible.

Once registered and approved, individual testing arrangements with UTSS must be made by contacting us at uts@asu.edu or (480) 965-7146.

Reschedule a test appointment

To reschedule your TEAS exam appointment, the following conditions must be met.

  • Space is available on the requested test date.
  • All transfers must be made ON or BEFORE your originally scheduled exam date.  After the originally scheduled exam date, the full registration fee will be required to test.
  • To reschedule the test date
    • Call or come to the testing services office and pay a $15.00 rescheduling fee with a credit card. 

OR

  • To reschedule the test date online
    • Click on the exam registration link
    • Choose a group > TEAS (TEAS In-Person or TEAS Remote (Proctorio)**
    • Choose a group > Select I am Rescheduling an exam appointment
    • Choose an exam > Select ASU vs. non-ASU
    • Add to cart and pay the $15.00 reschedule fee with a credit card 

**If you want to switch between in-person to remote or from remote to in-person, please contact us.

link to registration website

Scores

You will see your test scores at the end of your testing period. To review your Individual Performance Profile (your score and topics to review/improve) you can return and log in to your ATI account.

Retake

Applicants are allowed one attempt at the TEAS per application cycle unless a failing score below 58.7% is earned.  If a student earns less than 58.7% one retest is permitted, but the student must wait a minimum of 30 days between tests, and the second attempt must be before the application deadline. 

Application cycles are defined as:

  • February 1 – August 31 (for September 1 deadline) *
  • September 1 – January 31 (for February 1 deadline) *

*Please contact ASU’s nursing department for additional information regarding the application cycles as it relates to COVID-19.

Failure to comply with these restrictions will result in the cancellation of your test results and forfeiture of your entire exam fee.  Scores are valid up to one year from when a student took the test.  Students must confirm with their academic advisor whether a TEAS score will be valid. For more information, visit https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/admissions/information-sessions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a calculator?

The TEAS exam has an on-screen calculator only.  No other calculators are allowed.

Will there be a score report at the end of the exam?

You will see your test scores at the end of your testing period. To review your Individual Performance Profile (your score and topics to review/improve) log in to your ATI account. If you are taking the In-Person TEAS, you will receive a printed copy.

I am applying for ASU’s Nursing Program.  Do I need to send the scores to someone?

No, at the end of the testing day, our staff will send all the scores to our Nursing colleagues.

Do I have to complete the TEAS pre-appointment?

The dry-run portion is required if you have registered to take TEAS remotely to ensure your equipment is prepared to run smoothly on test day and prevent the need to reschedule your appointment. By preparing and managing issues before, the dry-run will help reduce log-in stress on the day of your exam and allow you to focus on the TEAS exam. This step does not include nursing-related questions and will only take a fraction of the time to complete. We ask that you reserve 30-minutes to complete the dry-run on the computer you plan to use for the exam 24-48 hours before your exam.  

What type of material will be included in the pre-appointment?

The first step is required to set up your computer and ensure your system will correctly operate on your exam date. It does not include any nursing exam-related questions. You will receive an email with detailed instructions after you register. 

Is the pre-appointment graded?

The pre-appointment is not graded. It is referred to as an assessment within the ATI system. 

What if I don’t complete the pre-appointment session?

If you are unable to complete the pre-appointment session, we will work with you to reschedule.

For issues or questions not addressed, please contact our office at uts@asu.edu or 480-965-7146.