Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

ABOUT ATI TEAS TEST

All Nursing program applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS exam prior to applying. We do not accept the HESI A2 Exam. In June 2022, a new version of the ATI TEAS exam will be released (TEAS version 7). We will continue to take version 6 up until December 30th, 2022. If you take both versions within that 6 month time period, we would take the higher score (can only be done once). After December 30th, 2022 you will be required to take the new version 7. If you pass, you must wait at least 365 days to re-test to improve your score. If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt: Remediate with school who tested you and then wait at least 365 days to re-test. 

The ATI TEAS exam version 6 is comprised of 170 questions set up in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers. The test is broken up in 4 sections: 

  Reading Mathematics Science English & Language Usage
# of questions 53 36 53 28
Time Limit (Minutes) 64 min 54 min 63 min 28 min
Specific Content Covered

Key ideas and details

Craft and structure

Integration of knowledge & ideas

Pre-Test questions

Numbers and algebra

Measurement and data

Pre-Test questions

Human anatomy & physiology

Life and physical sciences

Scientific reasoning

Pre-Test questions

Conventions of standard English

Knowledge of language

Vocabulary acquisition

Pre-Test questions

Note: We recommend you wait to take the ATI TEAS exam after you've completed all the RN prerequisites which include: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, & English 1A- Principles of Composition I. You should also take the Math requirement for an AA/AS degree prior to taking the exam. 

STUDY PREP FOR ATI TEAS EXAM

If you are interested in purchasing a study guide, you may purchase one through ATI here

REGISTRATION TO TAKE TEAS AT SADDLEBACK

Saddleback offers the exam for free, however you must be applying to our Nursing program to register through us. If you plan on taking it through us, you will have to wait until the application is posted to reserve your spot. Otherwise, you may take the TEAS exam anywhere, click here for other locations to test.

OUR NEXT TEAS EXAM WILL BE OFFERED IN JANUARY 2022. CHECK BACK FOR DATES:

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You must score with a 62% or above on the TEAS exam to apply to the RN program. If a student does not receive a passing score at Saddleback, a student must remediate to re-take the ATI TEAS exam within 365 days. 

SAMPLE OF SCORE (you will attach this to your application, when you apply):