TEAS® Test

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) measures basic essential skills reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. Studies show a consistent link between a student's performance on the TEAS and future academic success in the health sciences.

The TEAS Test is a requirement for applying to FLCC's A.A.S. nursing degree program.

TEAS Test Information

The TEAS test is broken up into four sections, with a total of 170 multiple choice questions. The test is a computerized exam and is 209 minutes in length, as follows:

  • Reading = 64 minutes
  • Mathematics = 54 minutes
  • English = 28 minutes
  • Science = 63 minutes

TEAS testing options are as follows:

  • Online at a Location of Your Choice: The test must be taken on a desktop computer or laptop equipped with internal or external microphone, Webcam, 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum). No tablets, iPads, or cell phones allowed. You will be monitored throughout the testing process.
  • In-Person at an FLCC Location: The test will be taken on a desktop computer, on-site at an FLCC computer lab. Please arrive thirty minutes before testing begins. Individuals must present a valid state/govt. issued photo ID. No personal electronic items will be allowed into the testing area. Calculators are embedded within the online exam. A ten minute break will take place during the testing event.

Note: If you identify yourself as an individual with a disability and request testing accommodations, please call (585) 785-1670 to speak to a representative about submitting required documentation prior to scheduling your exam date. Please specify that you are calling about the ATI TEAS exam.

TEAS Test Sign-Up


TEAS Preparatory Courses

Take advantage of every opportunity to prepare for the TEAS test. See below preparatory course options from ATI, the company that develops the exam.

ATI Prep

ATI offers 6 online study options, including a hard-copy study manual, that are tailored to meet your individual needs and budget.

If you prefer a hard-copy study guide, the ATI TEAS Study Manual: TEAS 6 Study Guide, ISBN-13: 978-1628454277 can be purchased via the FLCC Book Nook. You may also review a copy at FLCC's Charles J. Meder Library as a "Library Use Only" reference book.

Ed2Go

FLCC's online training vendor, Ed2Go offers 4 different courses, including self-paced tutorials that prepare students for all parts of the exam. See your options, and sign up for these courses today.

Ed2Go also offers a range of TEAS prep courses.

TEAS Test Costs

Currently enrolled FLCC students can "set aside" $129 of their excess financial aid to pay for a TEAS test. This option is only available if you have left over financial aid (after tuition, fees, housing, and books are paid for), and plan to take the test after the start of classes.

Your request to use remaining funds can only be approved after the start of the semester, and before financial aid refunds. This request will only be granted once, so if you have used your excess funds already, you cannot use them again.

To inquire about this option, please contact the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000 or onestop@flcc.edu.

Please Note:

  • Non-FLCC students, FLCC students who do not submit the Set-Aside Request Form to the One-Stop Center, and second time testers, will be charged $129 (via credit card during the test sign-up process).
  • By registering for the TEAS exam, you are agreeing to test on the selected date, and that you are responsible for repaying and rescheduling a new test in the event you are unable to attend your scheduled date.

TEAS Test Expectations

Online - Anywhere

  • Individuals must present a valid state/government issued photo ID.
  • Completion of a "Dry Run" of your equipment 24 hours before scheduled exam.
  • A proctor from FLCC will allow you in to the online testing.
  • Artificial Intelligence will be monitoring you throughout testing. AI will notify FLCC's Proctor of any irregularities.
  • Results are available to you immediately.
  • FLCC's Proctor will submit your results directly to Admissions.

In Person at FLCC's Computer Lab

  • Individuals must present a valid state/government issued photo ID.
  • Please arrive thirty minutes before testing begins. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to test.
  • No personal items will be allowed into the testing area, this includes cell phones, tablets, etc. Please leave all electronic devices and personal items at home.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in testing area.
  • A ten minute break will take place during the testing event.
  • Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center.
  • Results are available to you immediately.
  • FLCC's Proctor will submit your results directly to Admissions.

Future Nursing Students

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) exam is an admissions requirement for acceptance into the A.A.S. Nursing program.

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