Skip to main content

ATI TEAS Information

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. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage. The exam takes approximately 209 minutes and includes 170 multiple-choice questions from the following content areas:

  • Reading (45 questions - 55 minutes): Key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Math (38 questions - 57 minutes): Numbers and algebra, measurement and data
  • Science (50 questions - 60 minutes): Human anatomy and physiology, life and physical sciences, scientific reasoning
  • English (37 questions - 37 minutes): Conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, vocabulary acquisition
"Like any test you take, studying beforehand will boost your chances for success. But, approximately 40% of students have to take the TEAS more than once, so prepping for the TEAS isn't just helpful—it's crucial." —ATI Required Scores

Required Scores

  • Associate of Arts 54%
  • AAS in Surgical Technology 58.7%
  • AAS in Radiologic Technology 58.7%
  • AAS in Nursing 70% overall with a 45% in science

Note: Test scores will only be considered for admission if they are within 2 years old.

Test Prep

SmartPrep Offered at SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences

What is SmartPrep? The most complete prep method for the TEAS.

This self-directed tutorial is made up of 65 in-depth lessons and more than 650 review questions, including concept videos, images, a glossary, and links to additional learning. Before you begin studying, SmartPrep tests what you already know to create a customized plan that shifts your focus to subjects you should spend a little more time on. The lessons and questions are weighted according to the subjects tested by the ATI TEAS Version 7 exam - Science, Math, Reading, and English and Language Usage. Each lesson is followed by comprehension checks and targeted remediation for full preparation. For additional information about SmartPrep, please visit

Unlike purchasing SmartPrep directly through ATI, signing up for the study sessions through us allows you to review each subject with a faculty member as well as other students preparing to take the TEAS. The study sessions will be six weeks long.

SmartPrep Cost: $135
SmartPrep and TEAS Exam Cost: $210

Register for SmartPrep

ATI also offers several products to help students prepare for the TEAS. Students can access these products at ATI TEAS Prep.

Additional resources that may help students review on their own can be found below:

Test Registration

NEW - We are excited to announce that we are officially a testing site! Schedule your TEAS exam with us today for only $75!

The TEAS is also offered locally at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. Students can register to take the exam by calling the CTC’s testing center at 573.334.0826 ext. 6507.

Jefferson College also offers sites for the TEAS. The exam may be completed at the Jefferson College Hillsboro Testing Center or the Jefferson College Arnold Testing Center.

Students can also opt to take the TEAS exam online through ATI. The cost is $115. To register, students should follow the prompts at to create an account and register for "TEAS at ATI," then make the following selections:

  • Program Type: ATI Remote Proctor – Allied Health
  • Available Institutions: Southeast MO Hospital AH

Students who register for this online remote proctored exam should make sure they meet the technical requirements prior to registering.


Students who do not obtain the required score on one or more parts of the exam may retest. Students must wait 30 days between test dates and will be allowed to test three times per year (beginning on the date of their first exam).