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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)  -Nursing Education Programs

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 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. 
  • UTA’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. 

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.

Register top take the exam at

Fees: $45 non-refundable administration fee payable to UTA; and an additional 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 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.

Students are required to bring

  • The credit card to be used to purchase your ATI TEAS exam.
  • ATI account login information (e-mail address and password)
  • Valid form of identification
    • Valid, non-expired photo identification is needed in order to be admitted to the exam. Examples of acceptable photo id are: Passport, Driver's License, Student ID Card, Employee ID Card, and Military ID.
    • You will not be admitted to the test without the proper identification.

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 unoffical transcript in MyMav, you may also contact our office at  TEAS scores are valid for two years, any scores older than that are not accepted.

Prohibited Items

Cell phones, electronic devices (watches, FitBits, etc.) and calculators are not permitted. Do not bring any of these items to the exam with you, or you will be asked to lock them in a locker.


Must change/modify at least 24 hours in advance.

Sign in to Timetrade with your user name & password that you previously created.

"View Test Appointment"

Click on Modify Test Appointment

In the pull-down, labeled "Location", change it to "Any Location"

Click on Next (located on the bottom right of screen)

Pick new date & time

Click Next

Verify information

Click Make Test Appointment (located on the bottom right of screen)

As long as you modify your appointment your payment will be current.  If you CANCEL your appointment your will need to repay the fee.

Directions and Parking

Directions can be found at here. A parking permit is always required to park on campus. If you have a student permit, you can park in any student lot. If you do not have a student parking permit, there is parking available in the Maverick Parking Garage on West Street. You can also purchase a day parking pass from parking services that will allow you to park in a student lot. You are responsible for all parking fees. Please be aware, parking on campus without a permit may result in you receiving a parking citation. The parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times; even on Saturdays.