TEAS (In-Person) – Test of Essential Academic Skills


The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a scholastic aptitude assessment that can be used as one component of the selection process for admitting test takers into the College of Nursing.

The ATI TEAS is composed of 170 questions, 20 of which are unscored pretest items. Thus, the number of scored questions on which individuals will be evaluated is 150. The total time allotted to complete the test is 209 minutes. The test is one assessment comprised of four sections: Math, Reading, Science, and English and Language Usage.

The ATI TEAS allows for the use of a four-function calculator. However, test takers are not allowed to bring their own calculators. A calculator is embedded within the online version of the exam.

Test takers may purchase the ATI TEAS study manual which can be purchased through the ATI online store.

The Division of Continuing Education at UCF is now offering a TEAS Review program.

The UCF Libraries have also provided the following TEAS study resources:

  • TEAS Review ebook: Cantarella. (2020). TEAS review (3rd edition.). McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center database for TEAS practice tests
    • Log in with your NID and password, then search for TEAS in the site search box
    • The TEAS practice tests require you to create an account to track and save your progress
    • You can take up to 2 TEAS practice tests with explanations

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (407-823-2371 or sas@ucf.edu). Note: test-takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test-taker’s testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student via email.

Note: Test-takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.

  • There are two separate payments required per test session:
    • $65 TEAS assessment cost paid directly to ATI at the test center on the day of the scheduled test. This cost is payable by credit card ONLY. The credit card used must have a U.S. billing address, and must be brought with you to your test.
    • $30 proctoring cost paid directly to the University Testing Center via RegisterBlast during scheduling.

Create Your ATI Testing Account

An ATI Testing account is required for every test-taker who wishes to take an exam at UTC.  Test takers who do not yet have an ATI account should navigate to the ATI Testing website, click on Create Account, and complete the user information page.

UCF will be listed under Institution as “U of Central FL Orlando.”

Note: All test-takers must retain/know their ATI Testing username and password in order to access the exam on test day.

Review UTC Policies

Test-takers must review the University Testing Center’s policies prior to test day. Items such as outwear (hoodies, sweaters, jackets, pullovers, cardigans, any form of second layer clothing), watches, and electronic devices are not permitted into the test room. UTC does offer lockers at no additional cost. The full list of UTC policies can be found here.

Schedule Your Test Appointment

All appointments must be booked a minimum of 24 hours prior to the desired date/time. To schedule an appointment, navigate to RegisterBlast.

After completing the registration process, the test registration confirmation will be emailed. If a confirmation email is not received, test-takers must contact UTC during normal business hours to check appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Test takers may reschedule their appointments at no cost up to 7 days prior to the scheduled test date/time by following the instructions below. To reschedule within 7 days, test-takers would need to email a cancellation notice to UTC and schedule a new appointment, including full repayment of the test cost. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost, this includes cancelation or arrivals more than 15-minutes late.

How to Reschedule Your Exam

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.
  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. If you get lost finding our building, please call our front desk at 407-823-5109.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to arrive 15-minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.
  • Payment: Bring a credit card to pay the $65 cost of the ATI TEAS assessment at the testing center on the day of your scheduled test. No other method of payment will be accepted.

The re-test policy for test takers taking ATI TEAS for admission to the UCF College of Nursing is:

  • Regardless of any testing center’s policy, the UCF College of Nursing allows applicants to take the ATI TEAS three (3) times in a calendar year with a minimum of 30 days between attempts.
  • This waiting period for the Re-Test Policy provides the test taker with an opportunity to spend additional time preparing for the exam. A new registration and payment is required for each re-test appointment.
  • The test-taker is responsible for tracking re-takes. Any tests taken within the 30-day period are non-refundable and may not be accepted by the UCF College of Nursing.

Test takers taking the ATI TEAS for admission to any other institution are responsible for checking with that institution for their re-test policy information.

ATI TEAS results can be provided to more than one school. Scores are automatically sent to the location where your test was administered (no cost).

  • The UTC provides score information to the UCF College of Nursing on a weekly basis for any test taker who takes the ATI TEAS at UTC for admission to the UCF College of Nursing.
  • If the ATI TEAS is taken at any institution other than UCF, an official Individual Performance Profile report must be sent from ATI directly to the UCF College of Nursing for verification of test score. It must be received before the nursing program application deadline.
  • ATI TEAS results can be sent to additional schools for a fee directly through the ATI website.

If applying for the UCF College of Nursing, please note the following: The new version of the ATI TEAS exam will be released June 3, 2022. At that time, the TEAS 6 exam will be retired, and students will be required to take the ATI TEAS Version 7 exam beginning June 3, 2022 and beyond. The UCF College of Nursing will accept TEAS 6 scores through July 1, 2023.

Visit the ATI Testing Website
Visit the UCF College of Nursing Website

TEAS V7:

Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 45 55 min
Math 38 57 min
Science 50 60 min
English and Language Usage 37 37 min