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ATI TEAS - Test of Essential Academic Skills

The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam is a computerized exam that measures a student’s academic ability in English & Language Usage, Reading, Mathematics and Science. The adjusted individual total score will be used as one component in the competitive health science program selection process. This score will range from 0% to 100%. Health Science programs use this score differently based on specific program selection criteria. (See the Health Science program advisor for details)
Previously, applicants to the Nursing program and applicants to other selective admission Health Science programs took different versions of the TEAS V exam. The new ATI TEAS exam will be the same for all programs. However, students must still choose a program designation of either Nursing or Allied Health during the registration process.
Applicants may test only once per academic year (defined as August 1 through July 31). Scores will be valid for a term of three years from the date of the exam.
ATI TEAS - Nursing
Applicants seeking admission into the following selective admission Nursing programs must take the ATI TEAS prior to the program deadline:
  • Nursing Associate Degree - Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Nursing RIBN Program - Deadline: January 31, 2017
ATI TEAS - Allied Health
Applicants seeking admission into the following selective admission Health Science programs must take the ATI TEAS prior to the program deadline:
  • Emergency Medical Science - Deadline: October 1, 2016
  • Physical Therapist Assistant - Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Radiography - Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Respiratory Therapy - Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Medical Sonography - Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Medical Assisting - Deadline: April 1, 2017
Registration Instructions:
Please use the following instructions to register for the ATI TEAS Exam:
  • Go to: https://www.atitesting.com
  • Click: Create an Account (located on the top right of web page)
    • Complete Registration Process 
    • Select: Southwestern CC NC ADN as the institution for the Nursing exam (or)
    • Select: Southwestern CC NC AH as the institution for the Allied Health exam
    • Select: I want to register through ATI at an institution
  • Registration Page:
    • Select Program Type - Select either Nursing or Allied Health
    • Select Country
    • Select State
    • Select City (Franklin or Sylva)
    • Select Date and Time of Desired Exam (Click Register)
  • Complete Checkout Process - Non-Refundable Fee of $66.00
Students should save their exam date, time and ATI account login information. They will need to bring the account login information and a photo ID for the exam session.
Study Guide:
It is highly recommended that students purchase study materials for the exam. ATI Testing recommends the ATI TEAS Study Manual Sixth Edition for the exam. The manual may be purchased from either ATI Testing or the SCC Bookstore. Here are some links to the study guide and online practice tests.
If a student fails to show for an exam, they will be required to re-pay to register for another exam. ATI Testing has stated rescheduling is not an option and no refunds are possible. Please contact ATI Testing directly for more information regarding rescheduling an exam.
 Inclement Weather:
If SCC closes due to inclement weather and an exam must be cancelled, once the college reopens, the Testing Office will contact the students who were registered for the cancelled exam to reschedule without additional cost to the student. Please refer to SCC’s website for information regarding inclement weather closings.
ATI TEAS Exam Transcripts:
SCC is unable to accept exam transcripts directly from students or from another institution. Students who wish to have their official ATI TEAS Exam transcript sent to SCC from another institution or from SCC to another institution must do so through ATI Testing at http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/product.aspx?zpid=942. There is a $27.00 fee for the transcript.
ATI Testing Contact Info:
Phone: 800.667.7531
Email to: helpdesk[at]atitesting[dot]com
Please contact the Testing Office at 828.339.4332 if you have any questions regarding the ATI TEAS Exam.