All students are required to take a standardized entrance exam to evaluate prospective students and their potential for successful program completion. Pre-Licensure BSN students admitted to UT Arlington fall 2017 and after - as freshman or transfer students - are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam for their standardized admission exam to the upper-division nursing program. Scores must be submitted by the submission deadline for the application to be considered complete.
Deadline to Submit TEAS Scores
- Spring Applicants: June 1
- Fall Applicants: January 15
- The TEAS exam is a four-hour, computer-administered exam required for application to UT Arlington’s Pre-Licensure BSN programs.
- The TEAS exam is an assessment of a student’s academic preparedness for health science-related programs. Higher scores indicate greater academic preparedness.
- There are four exam sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.
- UT Arlington's Pre-Licensure BSN program requires student meet a proficiency score in each section to be eligible to apply. Proficient scores range from 58.7%-77.3%. Test may be repeated to achieve a higher score.
- 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.
For more information about the three step registration process, score information, and test day procedures, please visit the UTA Testing Services webpage.