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TEAS Testing at SCC

SCC is offering the TEAS test online.

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an entrance exam that measures entry-level skills in four subject areas identified as important for health science students. The TEAS consists of four sections: reading, mathematics, science, and English. Each section is a timed, computerized exam made up of multiple-choice questions. The total time for the test is approximately 3.5 hours.


  • For the ADN program, you must score 58.7% or higher on all four sections of the TEAS test.
  • For the PN program, you must score 58.7% overall and at least 50% on all four sections of the TEAS test.
  • You may only take the test 3 times in one year.
  • You must have at least 2 weeks between testing dates.
  • Scores are valid for 2 years prior to admission date.

The exam is for students planning to apply for admission into the SCC Nursing program beginning Fall 2020; however, other students from outside of SCC may take the test. For those testing offsite, you must send your entire ATI TEAS transcript to SCC in advance. No partial transcripts will be accepted.

Steps to take the teas test

First, you need to create an ATI account. Please follow the instructions step by step on the PDF file below to create your username and password for your account.

ATI Account Instructions

After you have created an ATI account. Review the full Online Testing Instructions. Complete steps 1-6 and email Kimberly Fine using your college email for a dry-run test date.

Cost to take the test

$70 + tax paid online by credit or debit card on the day of the test.

Study and Prepare

Sufficient preparation is strongly recommended. Don’t wait – start studying for the TEAS today:


Kimberly Fine

Director of Nursing & Health Technologies

(910) 788-6305

R-Building, Rm 124