Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) is a testing company that offers standardized entrance testing and comprehensive examinations for schools of nursing in the United States. The Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI-TEAS) is a computer-based test that will need to be proctored at one of ATI’s testing sites.

Who needs to take the exam?

All traditional students must complete the ATI-TEAS prior to progressing to nursing courses. If a student does not reach a satisfactory score of 68% for both the overall score and science sub section score, reexamination is allowed after a remediation process. Students may not enter nursing courses until satisfactory scores are achieved.

Transfer BSN applicants (not entering freshmen) and Accelrated BSN applicants (have a previous bachelors’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university) are required to take the ATI-TEAS to be considered for admission. All Transfer Applicants must have a competitive score (68% for both the overall score and science sub section) on the ATI-TEAS). Students who receive an unsatisfactory score or wish to improve their score may retake the exam one time only.

For questions about the exam, please contact an Admissions Counselor at (703) 284-1500 or email

How do I register for the exam and where do I find study guide information?

Please visit for more information on how to register. You will need to create an ATI account prior to registration. ATI also has numerous resources available for students taking the TEAS exam.

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