TEAS – Test of Essential Academic Skills

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

The ATI TEAS is composed of 170 questions, 20 of which are unscored pretest items. Thus, the number of scored questions on which individuals will be evaluated is 150. The total time allotted to complete the test is 209 minutes. The test is one assessment comprised of four sections: Math, Reading, Science, and English and Language Usage.

The ATI TEAS allows for the use of a four function calculator. However, test takers are not allowed to bring their own calculator as a calculator will be embedded within the online version of the exam.

Test takers may purchase the ATI TEAS study manual which can be purchased through the ATI online store.

The Division of Continuing Education at UCF is now offering a TEAS Review program.

  1. Review all ATI TEAS information and University Testing Center
  2. Submit written documentation of a documented disability from Student Accessibility Services to make accommodated testing arrangements at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Contact SAS 407-823-2371 or sas@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. UCF will be listed under Institution as “U of Central Florida.”

  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. If you get lost finding our building, please call our front desk at 407-823-5109.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to arrive 15-minutes (we strongly recommend 30-minutes) prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.

The re-test policy for test takers taking ATI 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 ATI TEAS three (3) times in a calendar year with 30 days in between attempts.
  • This waiting period for the Re-Test Policy provides the test taker 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.

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

ATI 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 test taker who takes the ATI TEAS at UTC for admission to the UCF College of Nursing.
  • If the ATI 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.
  • ATI TEAS results can be sent to additional schools for a fee directly through the ATI website.

If applying for the UCF College of Nursing, please note the following: TEAS V scores will not be accepted after December 31, 2017. Test takers applying for a BSN program after December 31, 2017 must submit the new version, ATI TEAS, score. This does not apply to RNs applying for a post-licensure program.

Visit the ATI Testing Website
Visit the UCF College of Nursing Website


Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 53 64
Math 36 54
Science 53 63
English and Language Usage 28 28