All prospective prelicensure students applying to the upper-division BSN Program, including both traditional and weekend/evening tracks, are required to complete the ATI TEAS 7 Entrance Examination. Candidates achieving an individual score or 64% or higher within each section of the entrance examination are eligible to apply for the College of Nursing’s upper division program through the NursingCAS platform. 

Candidates are limited to two attempts per admission cycle:

  • Fall Admission Cycle: August 16th - February 1st
  • Spring Admission Cycle: February 2nd - August 15th

Exam retakes are not subject to any time restrictions, however, candidates are encouraged to review their official score report to determine areas of weakness and explore practice test options through ATI. TEAS score reports must fall within a 12-month timeframe of the application deadline for which the candidate is applying. TEAS score reports that are uploaded to NursingCAS and do not follow this policy will be considered invalid.

What is the TEAS?

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness for entering the health science fields. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage. 

What does the TEAS exam consist of?

The ATI TEAS test consists of 170 questions formatted as both multiple choice items with four answer options and alternate-type items. This includes 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes to complete the exam. 

ATI TEAS, version 7, the number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows: 

Reading – 45 questions (55 minutes)

  • Key Ideas & Details – 15
  • Craft & Structure – 9
  • Integration of Knowledge & Ideas – 15
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6

Math – 38 questions (57 minutes)

  • Numbers & Algebra – 18
  • Measurement & Data – 16
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4

Science – 50 questions (60 minutes)

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – 18
  • Biology – 9
  • Chemistry – 8
  • Scientific Reasoning – 9
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6

English & Language Usage – 37 questions (37 minutes)

  • Conventions of Standard English – 12
  • Knowledge of Language – 11
  • Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4 

How should I prepare for the TEAS exam?

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam. There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test – all aligned to the ATI TEAS Version 7 and packed with thousands of practice questions based on the content and format of the actual exam.  

DSS Accommodations

Exam accommodations are approved by TWU’s Disability Services for Students (DSS). Upon successful registration through DSS, you will be provided an Academic Accommodations Letter that will need to be forwarded to Taylor Behning at

Once the department has confirmed receipt of the Academic Accommodations Letter, you may continue to coordinate accommodations for the TEAS Entrance Examination.

Accommodations for time will be applied directly to the ATI platform for remote testing, while accommodations for paper-pencil testing must be requested through myDSS.

If only using TWU to take the TEAS Exam with no plan to enroll at TWU, use the accommodation notice via the university or college where you are currently attending. All documentation must be submitted directly from the college/university you are currently attending to serve as official notice indicating approval of accommodations.

For more information, utilize the following links.

Register with DSS    Disability Services for Students    How to Request Accommodations

TWU TEAS Testing Schedule

NOTE: ATI will only promote the current month's availability.

April 2024

Date   Time
Saturday, April 27   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


May 2024

Date   Time
Saturday, May 25   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

June 2024

Date   Time
Friday, June 28   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, June 29   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

July 2024

Date   Time
Saturday, July 20   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, July 26   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, July 27   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

August 2024

Date   Time
Saturday, Aug. 3   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Important: Prior to registration, check ATI's system requirements to ensure that your computer meets all technical requirements. 

Register now

Cost: $122

NOTE: ATI does not offer refunds or permit rescheduling of the TEAS exam if a student is not able to test as scheduled including being late. There is a 5-minute grace period after your scheduled test time.

TEAS Score Documentation

Scores for the TEAS exam will be available through your ATI portal immediately following the exam. TWU does NOT require prospective nursing students to submit an ATI transcript. Instead, applicants will download their free TEAS Report from the ATI Portal and upload the respective documentation to the ‘material section’ of the NursingCAS application.

For more information on how to download your TEAS report, check: TEAS Results - How to Access Your Scores.

TEAS Results - How to Access Your Scores


Taylor Behning