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What is a TEAS exam?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) is a standardized, multiple choice exam for students entering into nursing school. It is often used to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to a nursing program. The test is created and administered by ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC).

When can I take a TEAS exam?

The TEAS exam will be offered on the Charleston campus on Monday evenings from 6-9:30pm and Friday mornings from 8-11:30am during the academic school year.  For a full listing of specific dates see the registration site.

How do I register for a TEAS exam?

Click here to register for a TEAS exam. The exam date must be scheduled at least one day in advance. 

How much does it cost to take a TEAS exam?

The base cost of the TEAS exam is $40 and is paid via debit or credit card directly to ATI the day of the exam.  For non-University of Charleston students there is a proctoring fee of $25 in addition to the cost of the exam. This is paid through the registration site when you sign-up to take the exam.  

Additional information about the TEAS exam

  • Time Limit for the TEAS exam is 209 minutes. 
  • The test is four-option multiple-choice with 170 total questions. 
  • Calculators may NOT be used for the test. 
  • Test results are immediate and may be printed and taken with you.  
  • Students may use scrap paper for the exam. Paper to write on will be provided in the exam room.