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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

ATI 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

The TEAS is 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.

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).