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May 8, 2020 Update
We are happy to announce that we are offering TEAS exam services again. In response to COVID-19, the service is only available remotely. To learn more please review the new process, known as TEAS (Temporary Solution) detailed below. Due to the current situation, the schedule is published one week out at a time but rest assure that additional dates will be announced.
March 16, 2020
We have made the very difficult decision to suspend in-person testing services for the protection of exam candidates and staff members. This decision will continue to be evaluated as the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) situation evolves. Please check our website often for updates. While testing services are temporarily unavailable, our team is available. To speak with a staff member, please call 480-965-7146 or email uts@asu.edu.
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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 Knowlege &  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, Knowlege of Language, Vocabulary Acquistion

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.

To take TEAS (Temporary Solution)

ATI-TEAS Remote Proctoring requires two appointments.   Complete the TEAS pre-appointment (dry-run) a day or two prior to the actual TEAS exam appointment.

Prior to your TEAS Pre-Appointment REQUIREMENT

Prior to completing the first step, you need to 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. In order 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.

Technical Requirements

  • 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.

Step 1. TEAS Pre-appointment (dry-run)

ATI-TEAS Remote Proctoring requires two appointments. Step 1, the pre-appointment known as the dry-run will need to be completed 24-48 hours 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. 

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.

Step 2. 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.

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 in order to take the test.

Cost

The TEAS exam registration fee is $93.00. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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Special Accommodations

To receive disability accommodations you must be registered with the ASU Disability Resource Center and be approved for special accommodations. Please do not register for a group testing time. Individual testing arrangements must be made by contacting University Testing and Scanning Services at 480-965-7146; uts@asu.edu.

Reschedule a Test Appointment

To reschedule your TEAS pre-appointment (dry-run), please call our office at 480-965-7146 or email uts@asu.edu with your availability a minimum of two days before the TEAS appointment to schedule the dry-run with staff. 

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 in order to test.
  • To transfer the test date, call our office at 480-965-7146 or email uts@asu.edu to request to reschedule and pay a $15.00 transfer fee with a credit card. 

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 a 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

Do I have to complete the TEAS pre-appointment?

The dry-run portion is required 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 prior to 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. 

The pre-appointment time conflicts with my schedule. What should I do?

Please contact our office as soon as possible to discuss options.

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.

Will I receive a score report?

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.  

Is the exam fee more or the same as the in-person option? Is there an added fee?

The exam registration fee remains the same because in-person testing is currently suspended. The added service fee is not passed on to students and is covered by the department.

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