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TEAS Admissions Assessment Exam

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. Students advised by a BSN academic advisor prior to the fall 2017 semester can take either the HESI A2 exam or the TEAS exam. Scores must be submitted by the submission deadline for your application to be considered complete.

Deadline to Submit TEAS Scores

  • Spring Applicants: June 1
  • Fall Applicants: January 15

Test Information

  • 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.

HESI Score Acceptance

HESI scores will no longer be accepted after Fall 2020.