Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a requirement for all nursing applicants, including those with degrees and transfer applicants. The TEAS is a four hour test that consists of math, reading, science and English and language usage questions. There are currently 170 questions; all questions are multiple choice. Georgia State University offers the paper and pencil version of the TEAS. We accept TEAS version 6.0. The TEAS 5.0 is no longer offered, but will accept if taken prior and scores are not over a year old. Applicants planning to take the TEAS at Georgia State University must take it on one of the testing dates listed below. The TEAS may also be taken off-campus. See instructions for taking the exam off-campus below. Be sure to read all information below thoroughly, and print the TEAS registration brochure.
Registration and Fees
The TEAS test dates:
January 28th at 9:00 am
February 4th at 1:00 pm
February 25th at 1:00 pm
All test will be administered in Langdale Hall.
How to Register
Only currently enrolled Georgia State University students or applicants to Georgia State University should be registering to take the TEAS at Georgia State University. All fees associated with the TEAS are non-refundable and the dates are non-transferable.
You may only pay using a debit or credit card. Please visit http://www.atitesting.com/ to register or call 1-800-299-3926
At the time of registration, you must indicate the school where you want your scores to be mailed. Scores will not be mailed to Georgia State automatically.
Please visit http://www.atitesting.com/ for a list a FAQ’s, study manual, and online practice.
All School of Nursing applicants are required to use the space allotted on the cover page of the nursing application packet to indicate the date of the exam to be used with the review of the nursing application. The School of Nursing will not compare scores. Score comparisons must be done by the applicant before submitting the nursing application packet. If no date is indicated on the cover page, the first score received by the School of Nursing will be applied to the application for review. TEAS scores are valid for one year, however test version is subject to change.
How to Study/Minimum Requirements
The TEAS is a crucial component in your nursing application. Therefore, you should prepare thoroughly for the exam. Study manuals are available directly from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, the publisher of the exam. You may order ATI’s study guide through their website at http://www.atitesting.com/ or purchase it in most bookstores. Other standard review guides are also available in most bookstores.
The school of Nursing evaluates TEAS scores comprehensively with other critical components of your nursing application. Admission is based upon a point system and space availability. Satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher points are given preference. Please see admission statistics for previous admission averages.
Please report to the 2nd floor of the General Classroom building at the time specified for your Saturday or Friday exam. Late arrivals will not be permitted. The General Classroom building is located at 38 Peachtree Center Avenue on the Georgia State campus at the corner of Decatur Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. From the 2nd floor, follow the signs to the appropriate testing room.
For entry, you must bring a photo ID, your exam permit letter or confirmation email, and two sharpened #2 pencils. Calculators, cell phones, and all other electronic or text devices are prohibited. Food, drinks, or other people (including children), may not be brought inside the testing room.
The results of your exam should be mailed to you within two weeks after you complete the exam. ATI will also send one copy of your scores to the school of your choice. If you are a School of Nursing applicant, Georgia State University will not receive your scores automatically. You must request that your scores be sent to Georgia State University at the time of exam registration.
Additional copies of your scores may be requested through Assessment Technologies Institute, Inc. for an additional fee by calling 1-800-299-3926. Off-Campus Exam
Taking the TEAS Off-Campus
Applicants may choose to take the TEAS at another school. The name of the exam must be called the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and the exam must be published by ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC.). We will only accept TEAS version 5.0.
All School of Nursing applicants are required to use the space allotted on the cover page of the nursing application packet to indicate the date of the exam to be used with the review of the nursing application. The School of Nursing will not compare scores. Score comparisons must be done by the applicant before submitting the nursing application packet. If no date is indicated on the cover page, the first score received by the School of Nursing will be applied to the application for review. TEAS scores are valid for one year.
How to Submit Scores Taken Outside of Georgia State
Scores must be mailed to the School of Nursing directly from the school in which the exam was administered or directly from ATI. Results from other schools must be mailed in the college’s stationary envelope with a signature across the flap. Scores that are included in the application packet or mailed by the student will NOT be accepted.
Results sent from other schools or from ATI must be received no later than the nursing application deadline. Scores must be submitted within the proper application period and must be no more than a year old from the date the application is submitted.
The mailing address for TEAS scores only is: Georgia State University, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Nursing, 140 Decatur St., Suite 900, Admissions Coordinator, Atlanta, GA 30303. The nursing application packet should be mailed to the address listed on the bottom of the application cover sheet or update form.
Out of State Applicants
You may contact Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC. to find out if the TEAS is offered in your area by calling 1-800-299-3926. Please see instructions above for submitting exams taken at other locations.