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. ATI Testing does offer various study packages for a cost; however, you are not obligated to use these materials. Study guides can readily be found at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and through internet searches. MVCC does not endorse specific study materials.

ATI Exam Cost: Exam costs vary by testing option and location of testing. Cost of testing through MVCC is currently $102 (please note cost is subject to change).

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 Scheduling

How to test

You may take the ATI TEAS in one of four ways:

  1. TEAS at Institution Online option (current MVCC option) **Requires a computer/laptop with a webcam
  2. TEAS at ATI Online option **Requires a computer/laptop with a webcam
  3. TEAS at Institution (in-person option; currently not available at MVCC)
  4. TEAS at PSI Test Center (in-person option)

How to register 

For more information and a step-by-step guide on how to register for the ATI TEAS Exam, visit

Please make sure to secure the username, password, and email you use for this account. Exam information will be sent ONLY to the email address you use when creating this account.

After test registration

After successful exam registration, please check your email for a confirmation from ATI detailing your exam information and test system requirements. For remote testing, you will need to complete a demo test two to three days prior to your exam date to ensure that your computer is working. ATI will email you a PDF document with set-up and log-on instructions.

If you choose to take an exam with MVCC, our TEAS proctor will reach out to you via email at least two days prior to your exam with details regarding a live demo test set-up option via Zoom. With this option, our proctor will assist you in completing the demo exam over Zoom and assist with troubleshooting if needed. This live demo test is not required, but you will need to complete the demo exam steps prior to your test.

MVCC Nursing program information

You can find more specific information about the MVCC Nursing AAS degree, including program requirements and how to apply, at this link: