Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Sills (TEAS) is a scholastic aptitude assessment that can be used as one component of the selection process for admitting students into the College of Nursing.

The time limit for TEAS V is 209 minutes. It is a four part, 170 multiple choice, computer-based, supervised assessment that consists of sub-tests in the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension - paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences / conclusions

  • Mathematics - whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio / proportion

  • Science - science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles, and general science

  • English Skills - punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling

Preparation Resources

There are many resources available for purchase through the ATI website to prepare for the TEAS, including: Learning Strategies, TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual, and TEAS Online Practice Assessments.

Registration Procedures

  1. Review all TEAS information and University Testing Center policies.

  2. Submit written documentation of a documented disability from Student Disability Services to make accommodated testing arrangements at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Contact UTC at 407-823-5109 or utc@ucf.edu for more information.

  3. Complete registration and payment online

  4. After completing the UTC online registration and scheduling process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you from RegisterBlast. The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take your exam.

  5. You will need to know your ATI username and password on test day in order to access your test.

If you do not know this information go to www.atitesting.com and click on the "Forgot username/password" link. If you do not have an account, click Create New Account and complete the user information page. Note: You must retain your username and password in order to access your exam on test day.

Test Day

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Students arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.

  • You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.

    • Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID. Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification.

    • Secondary ID: Must have a photo OR signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the examinee's name.

  • Bring your ATI username and password in order to access your online exam.

  • Bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast.

Re-Test Policy

The re-test policy for students taking TEAS for admission to the UCF College of Nursing is:

  • Regardless of any testing center’s policy, UCF College of Nursing allows applicants to take the TEAS three (3) times in a calendar year with 30 days in between attempts.

  • This waiting period for the Re-Test Policy provides the student with an opportunity to spend additional time preparing for the exam. The University Testing Center requires a new registration form and payment is required for each re-test appointment.

Students taking the TEAS for admission to any other College of Nursing are responsible for checking with that College for their re-test policy information.

Results

TEAS results can be provided to more than one school. Scores are automatically sent to the location where your test was administered (no cost).

  • The UTC provides score information to the UCF College of Nursing on a weekly basis for any student who takes the TEAS at UTC for admission to the UCF College of Nursing.

  • If the TEAS is taken at any institution other than UCF, an official Individual Performance Profile report must be sent from ATI directly to the UCF College of Nursing for verification of test score. It must be received before the nursing program application deadline.

  • TEAS results can be sent to additional schools for a fee directly through the ATI website.