Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Allied Health

Pre-Licensure BSN students admitted to UT Arlington fall 2017 and after - as freshman or transfer students - are required to take the TEAS exam for their standardized admission exam to the upper-division nursing program. Students advised by their BSN Academic Advisor prior to the fall 2017 semester can take either the TEAS exam or the HESI A2 exam. If needing the TEAS exam for admission to a different university's nursing program, verify with that institution what sections and scores may be needed for admission.  

Test Information

  • The TEAS exam is a four-hour, computer-administered exam required for application to UTA’s Pre-Licensure BSN programs.
  • There are four exam sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage. 
  • UTA’s Pre-Licensure BSN program requires a minimum score in the "proficient" range in each section to be eligible to apply.  The cut off point of what is "proficient" is usually at or above 58.7%
  • The TEAS exam can be taken every 30 days with a maximum of 3 times a year.
  • If the TEAS exam is repeated, all sections must be re-taken. Submitted scores must be from the same test administration.
  • Passing scores are valid for 2 years. 

The Health Careers Institute here on campus offers a TEAS exam prep class.  You can find more information, including class dates and how to register, on their website.

Policies and Procedures

Please review the general Policies and Procedures page for more information.

TEAS Test Registration - three step process

1.  Register for Exam Through TimeTrade and Pay UTA Exam Fee

You must be registered to take the exam, NO STANDBYS.

Capacity is limited for each exam date. Exam sessions are available Monday through Saturday.

UTA students register at http://students.utatesting.timetrade.com. You must have your 10-digit UTA ID number to register.

Non-UTA students register at http://nonstudents.utatesting.timetrade.com.

Fees: $45 non-refundable administration fee payable to UTA; and a testing fee to ATI's TEAS (see below). 

2.  Create an account with ATI for the TEAS.

For instructions to setup and ATI account, visit this How-To Document.  The ATI (TEAS) platform will allow students to purchase exams, manage personal information prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select score recipient institution(s), and purchase study materials.  If you wish to purchase study material from the test company, please visit http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/ to purchase your study materials.  Once you register on TEAS, make sure to note your username and password for the TEAS account you create as you will need it when you arrive at the test center on test day.  You cannot take your TEAS test without knowing the email address and password used when purchasing your test from TEAS!

3.  ON TEST DAY - At the Testing Center

TEAS requires that you go to their web site and pay their testing fee on the day of the test.  When you come to take the exam, make sure your bring a credit card with you to use to purchase your exam.  

Fee: As an introductory offer, ATI has approved for special pricing for UTA (must take the test at UTA and have your scores sent to UTA; discount not valid for other administration sites or for other institutions) to administer the TEAS. 

If you take exam: The ATI TEAS exam fee is:
Between now and July 31st, 2018 $38.00
Between August 1, 2018 and July 31st, 2019 $50.00
August 1, 2019 or later Regular ATI TEAS price; currently $58.00

Again, this fee is just the purchase price of the exam, the proctor fee (in part 1 above) is separate.

Score Information

Final scores are posted approximately two (2) weeks after you take the TEAS Exams. To see if your University has received your scores, contact your Admissions office.  If you are a UTA student, you can see it through an unofficial transcript in MyMav, you may also contact our office at testing@uta.edu.  TEAS scores are valid for two years, any scores older than that are not accepted.

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