Northwest Community College

TEAS Information

Important Information About TEAS


Q: What is the TEAS?
A: The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple choice test that evaluates the following skills: math, science, reading & English. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Q: What version of the test is acceptable?
A. (Test of Essential Skills) ATI TEAS

Q: What score do I need to be eligible for the nursing program?
A: Applicants must obtain an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher on the ATI TEAS to be considered for admission. This new cut score was thoughtfully determined by a scientific process facilitated by ATI, the company who created the TEAS. Applicants with questions regarding this scientific method may contact ATI at

Q: How do I register to take the TEAS?
A. For testing schedules and registration, go to You must create a username and password to register. If the TEAS is taken at a site other than one of the Connecticut Community Colleges, applicants must have official results sent by ATI to the college of first choice by the application deadline. 

Q: How many times can I take the TEAS?
A: Applicants may re-take the TEAS as many times as desired. The CT-CCNP will use the applicant’s highest ATI TEAS score when determining eligibility.

Q.  What do I need to bring on the day of the test?
A.  You must bring a photo ID or you WILL NOT be able to take the test TEAS.  Please bring your user name and password that you created when you registered for the test.  Please bring the receipt from the Registrar’s Office or you WILL NOT be able to take the TEAS. (Please refer to “Are there any fees associated with taking the TEAS?). Pencils and scrap paper will be provided. Food, drinks, mechanical pencils and pens are NOT ALLOWED. Please DO NOT bring your own calculator, an embedded calculator is available for use during the TEAS.

Q.  Are there any fees associated with taking the TEAS?
A.  Please check the ATI website for the current cost of the ATI TEAS.  Effective July 1, 2015, a separate proctor fee will be charged to students taking the ATI TEAS. Connecticut Community College students will be charged a $15.00 proctor fee.  Non-Connecticut Community College students will be charged a $35.00 proctor fee.  The proctor fee is non-refundable.  The proctor fee must be paid at the Cashier’s Office in Green Woods Hall  PRIOR to taking the test.  Please bring the receipt from the Cashier’s Office as proof of payment of the proctor fee or you WILL NOT be permitted to take the TEAS.

Q: Is there a book I can use to study for the TEAS?
A: The TEAS Study Manual & online practice assessments are available through Students purchasing either of these materials should get the ATI TEAS version. NCCC has a copy of the ATI TEAS Study Package including manual and online tests available on reserve in the NCCC library. 

Q: Who can I contact at the CT-CCNP if I have any questions about ATI TEAS?
A: Questions can be forwarded to