TEAS Deadline for Accelerated Students Only: The TEAS score report is due by November 10, 2021. TEAS scores are valid from February 1, 2021 - November 10, 2021. Maximum of two attempts with at least 30 days between each attempt. *
*The two attempt policy will go into effect for the January 2023 cohort. January 2022 cohort has unlimited attempts.
The TEAS® exam is required for all students who are applying to the Upper Division Nursing BSN Program. Exams must be taken and submitted to the department by November 10. Thus, if you are applying for January 2022, your TEAS® score report is due by November 10, 2021. Tests may be taken twice per cycle (February 1 - November 10) with at least 30 days between attempts. You may take it through PSI (information below). Students may also take the examination at any approved testing center (including community colleges).
All students should check with the School of Nursing to ensure that their results have been received. When registering and before taking the exam, be sure to designate UNCP to receive your scores. If you do not designate UNCP to receive your score report, you will need to login to ATI, print your score report, and send it to the School of Nursing.
IMPORTANT: All students must create an ATI account before taking the TEAS and bring their username and password to the Testing Center in order to take the TEAS exam. Instructions for creating an account are available below.
What is the ATI TEAS®?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®), a product of Assessment Technologies Institute® (ATI), is a proctored multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The reading portion comprises 53 questions of the exam and tests: key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas. The mathematics portion comprises 36 questions of the exam and tests: numbers, algebra, measurement, and data. The sciences portion comprises 53 questions of the exam and tests: human anatomy and physiology, life and physical sciences, and scientific reasoning. The English language and usage portion comprises 28 questions of the exam and tests: conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition.
What should I bring with me to the examination?
Students taking the exam on campus need to bring their confirmation e-mail, their ATI account's username and password, and an unexpired driver's license, state ID card, or passport with photo and signature. Students need to arrive at least 15 minutes early and may not bring in any electronic devices (including cell phones). Students may bring two sharpened #2 pencils.
How can I prepare for the ATI TEAS®?
ATI provides TEAS® study preparation materials and practice online exams. These products can be purchased at the http://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS/study-guide.aspx. If assistance is needed with product ordering, contact ATI toll-free at (800) 667-7531.
Additionally, a series of YouTube videos have been created by a third party to help students prepare for the TEAS. They are available by clicking here. We strongly encourage applicants to review this information in preparation for the TEAS® exam.
How do I send my TEAS® scores to UNCP's School of Nursing?
During the registration process, you may be asked to select a school to receive your score report. You should choose "UNC Pembroke" to ensure the school receives your score. You may also login to your ATI account, click on "My Results", and print a copy of the TEAS report. Bring this report to the School of Nursing.
How are the results of the ATI TEAS® used?
You must achieve a minimum ATI TEAS score of 70% or higher in order to apply for the Accelerated BSN program. The TEAS® score will be used as another indicator for acceptance into the nursing program, along with your highest degree achieved and any prior military experience.
Can I take the ATI TEAS® more than one time?
Our policy is for students to take the exam a maximum of two times in a 12-month period. There must be at least 30 days between attempts.