Testing Center


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). Exam scores are valid for a term of three years from the exam date.
The ATI TEAS exam will be the same for all programs. However, students must choose a program designation of either Nursing or Allied Health during the registration process.
ATI-TEAS – Nursing
Applicants seeking admission into the following programs must take the exam prior to the program deadline:
  • Nursing Associate Degree - Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Nursing RIBN Program - Deadline: February 1, 2021
Nursing program applicants may test twice per academic year. The tests must be at least 30 days apart.

ATI-TEAS - Allied Health
Applicants seeking admission into the following programs must take the exam prior to the program deadline:
  • Emergency Medical Science - Deadline: October 31, 2020
  • Medical Assisting - Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Medical Sonography - Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Physical Therapist Assistant - Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Radiography - Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Respiratory Therapy - Deadline: April 1, 2021
Allied Health program applicants may test twice per academic year. The tests must be at least 30 days apart. 

ATI TEAS Schedule 2019-20
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 $77.00
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:
In the event that the college is closed for the day, operates on a delayed scheduled or closes early due to inclement weather, ATI-TEAS exams may be affected. Changes to scheduled exams will be as follows:

College Closed: If the college closes for the full day, all exams will be canceled. Students will be contacted once the college reopens to reschedule exams.

Delayed Opening: If the college opens on a delayed schedule, exams may be affected depending upon the time of the exam.
  • Exams scheduled for 8:30 a.m. will be canceled. Students will be contacted once the college reopens to reschedule exams.
  • Exams scheduled for 12:30 p.m. will be administered as scheduled.

Early Dismissal: If the college closes early, exams may be affected depending on exam time and closing time.
  • If the college closes prior to time for an exam, the exam will be canceled. Students will be contacted once the college opens to reschedule exams.
  • If the college closes once an exam has started, the Testing Center staff will make a decision regarding the exam on a case-by-case basis.

If an exam is canceled due to inclement weather, scheduled students will not be required to pay another fee to reschedule their exam. Also, students will not need to register for another exam through the ATI Testing website.

In the event that a canceled exam must be rescheduled for a date that is after a Health Science program deadline, students will not be penalized for missing the deadline. An extension will be given to allow the student to take the exam within a reasonable timeframe. Please note that this extension applies only to the ATI-TEAS exam. All other requirements must be met by the program deadline.

Please refer to SCC’s website for information regarding inclement weather closings. This site provides information about how to enroll in the college’s mobile alert program as well as other means of notification.
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.

Non-SCC Student Testing:

Due to space limitations, only applicants to programs at SCC are permitted to take the ATI-TEAS exam at our institution. Testing for other institutions is not permitted. 
ATI Testing Contact Info:
Phone: 800.667.7531
Email to: helpdesk[at]atitesting[dot]com
Please contact Jody Woodring at 828.339.4332 or j_woodring[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu if you have any questions regarding the ATI TEAS Exam.