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TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

Information and Schedule
Test is administered at the Triton College Testing Center
Room A-126 (Learning Resource Center)

Applicants for admission into the Triton College Nursing program are welcome to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).

The TEAS consists of four parts: reading (58 min/48 questions), math (51 min/34 questions) science (66 min/54 questions) and English/language usage (34 min/34 questions). The Testing Center is currently administering Version V of the TEAS on the dates listed below. An appointment is required for testing.

To register for the TEAS test:
Set up a student account at: You must register online before you can take the test.
Schedule a test date and pay the test fee online. Applicants will not be permitted to register on the day of examination.
Arrive at the Testing Center with receipt and proper ID (valid government-issued photo ID with a signature) on the scheduled testing dates. Students reporting without proper ID will be turned away and will be responsible for repaying and rescheduling for a new test. No admission will be allowed once the testing begins.

The Academic Success Center offers iPad2 tablets with TEAS study guide, tutoring for one-on-one help, and TEAS information sessions. To schedule an appointment or additional information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3341.

Official TEAS V Study Manuals are available at the Library Circulation Desk under Nursing Resource materials. The study manuals are kept on reserve and are for in-library use only. For additional information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3215 or 3216.

Applicants may purchase study materials from the or the Triton College bookstore. When ordering preparation material for the TEAS exam, please order for the 5.0 version of the test.

Examinees will be able to take the test three times every two years. There is a 30-day waiting period between retakes. Triton College accepts passing TEAS scores from other colleges; test scores are valid for two years and must be valid on the date the application is submitted. Students may request a transcript of their scores from ATI at Any scores submitted will count as an attempt.

TEAS V Administration Schedule**
Test Date
Testing Time
Aug. 2, 2016 Noon
Aug. 5, 2016 9 a.m.
Aug. 9, 2016 Noon
Aug. 12, 2016 9 a.m.
Aug. 16, 2016 Noon
Aug. 19, 2016 9 a.m.

**Test takers from other institutions are welcome to register for TEAS at Triton College.

The use of electronic devices of any kind is not permitted within the test room.
This includes calculators and translation devices.

Starting August 31, 2016, an updated version of TEAS (“ATI TEAS”) will be administered for all registered test candidates. This version of the exam allows the use of a four-function calculator that is built into the test software. Outside calculators are not allowed. Test candidates preparing for this version of the exam should use the new ATI TEAS preparation materials.

Additional Information about the TEAS Update  Additional Information about the TEAS Update