NOTE: The TEAS and TOEFL requirements will be required for students accepted to start Watts College of Nursing in January 2025 and after.

Admission Process Step 3


The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness for entering the health science fields.

Prospective students must create an ATI student account, register for the TEAS Online Remote Proctored Exam, and follow the quick start guide on how to take the ATI TEAS remote proctored exam.



The TOEFL exam, which stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language, is a standardized test designed to measure the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. A total score of 100, with a minimum of 25 for each section is required.



What is the cost of the TEAS exam?

The cost is $120 and will be made available to you when you schedule your exam.

Do you accept the HESI exam?

HESI exam will be accepted for August 2024 admit term only. For January 2025 and after, we will only accept the TEAS exam.

Who will administer the test and where will it be administered?

The test will be administered by ATI’s partner, Proctorio, to virtually proctor assessments.

 What sections of the TEAS do I need to take?

Reading, Math, and English & Language Usage content section and subsection of the ATI TEAS test. For January 2025 and after, Science will be an additional required content section and subsection to take.

Which test version do I schedule to take?

ATI TEAS, Version 7

How long are test scores valid?

Test results are valid for 24 months.

How much time will I receive to take the test?

You will be given 209 minutes to complete the exam.

Is there a minimum score?

You must obtain a mean score for English of 75 (average of Reading and English & Language Usage) and a score of 70 for Math. For January 2025 and after, a score of 70 for Science.

How often can I take the test?

You can take the exam a maximum of two times every 12 months.

Is there a way to prepare for the test?

ATI recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam. There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test:


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