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ATI TEAS Testing

Starting Spring 2023 application cycle ARC Nursing Program will accept only TEAS Test Version 7. ARC is not currently offering the TEAS onsite testing. Please check the ATI website for other testing sites.

Assessment Testing Required for Nursing Program

Prior to admission, all students must pass a diagnostic readiness/assessment test (basic math, English, reading, language usage, and science) in addition to meeting the prerequisites and eligibility requirements. ARC utilizes the Test of Essential Academic Skills developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).

The passing standard and parameters for implementation of assessment testing have been developed by the California Community College Chancellor's office. The assessment test has been demonstrated to have positive correlation with success in nursing programs.

Assessment Testing TEAS is scheduled through Assessment Technologies Incorporated (ATI).  Please check the ATI website for testing sites. 

Refer to the documents below for further information about the ATI TEAS test.

What is the significance of the TEAS scores?

TEAS test scores are a component of the multi-criterion selection process. See the ARC ADN Program Enrollment Prescreening Criteria for critical information related to passing scores, scores that will be counted, and submission of scores.

How do I sign up to take the TEAS? 

To register for TEAS testing, go to the ATI website.

ARC is not currently offering the TEAS onsite due to COVID-19. Please check the ATI website for other testing sites.

The ATI website has important testing preparation instructions. For assistance with registration, please read our tutorial, ATI TEAS Online Registration Process. Be sure to contact ATI if you encounter any problems in the registration process.

How can I prepare for the TEAS test? What if I fail and need to remediate? How can I improve my score?

Suggestions for ATI TEAS Preparation and/or Remediation Plan (Revised 1/2022))


TEAS Guidelines & Remediation/Retest Approval Request

TEAS Test Flow Chart - not sure about remediation? Click Here!

Clarification of What to Submit for TEAS Scores:

Nursing applicants must submit a hard copy of the TEAS test score with their program application (print from ATI website). Once accepted, students will be required to transfer their scores electronically.

TEAS Test Review Guide (offered by


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