ATI TEAS Exam information

All students who wish to be considered for a seat in our Nursing program are required to take the ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, which is designed to assess your preparedness for entering the field of nursing. Higher scores correlate with a higher probability of success in the program. We require a minimum adjusted individualized total score of 58.7 on the ATI TEAS to be considered for the program. Your score, along with prerequisite course grades, will determine your ranking for admission. You can find more information at the ATI Testing website.

It is important to do well on this exam, as students who score higher on the ATI TEAS in comparison to other applicants will be more favorably considered for admission into the Nursing program.

Exam format and subject matter

The ATI TEAS is comprised of 170 questions in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform in class in the areas of reading, math, science, and English and language usage. The exam takes about 3.5 hours to complete.

ATI TEAS Preparation courses are offered through our Center for Corporate and Community Education. For more information, contact them at 315-792-5300 or email

ATI TEAS scheduling

To schedule your ATI TEAS Exam, go to You will need to create a free account to view scheduled testing dates. Once you have created the account, click the link to “Register for TEAS” and you will be guided through scheduling a test at MVCC.