TEAS Testing

Frequently Asked Questions for the new Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

What is TEAS?

It is the Test of Essential Academic Skills, which is now being offered at Wor- Wic through our vendor, ATI. The test is an assessment of basic academic knowledge in Reading, Math, Science, English and Language Usage. The overall score on the test will be used as part of the selective admission process for designated programs.

Who needs to take the TEAS?

All applicants to the Wor-Wic Community College Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Radiologic Technology programs must complete the TEAS as part of the application process. This must be done before the application deadline dates for the prospective program that applicants wish to enter. TEAS scores must be received by the college by the designated admission deadline dates and times.

When and where will the TEAS be offered at Wor-Wic?

Available dates and times for the TEAS sessions at Wor-Wic can be found on the ATI website at www.atitesting.com.  Beginning March 29, 2019, testing will be done in Fulton Owen Hall in one of our computer classrooms. Students must register on the ATI web site, in advance, to attend a session – no walk-ins will be allowed.

How much does the TEAS cost?

Students are required to pre-pay and pre-register for the TEAS by choosing Wor-Wic as their test location on the ATI website. The current total cost for taking the test at Wor-Wic is $92.22, not including optional add-ons such as study materials (costs are subject to change without notice). If the student opts to take the test remotely via ATI remote proctoring, they will also incur an additional cost.. Payment is accepted using major credit cards. Students must bring a copy of their paid receipt and test registration confirmation from ATI when they come to Wor-Wic to test for the pre-selected date.

Is there a study guide available for the TEAS?

ATI offers a study manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills and two practice assessments for an additional cost at www.atitesting.com.

Where does a student find their TEAS scores?

Scores for the TEAS will be available within 24 hours of completion of the test. Official TEAS transcripts will be sent by ATI to the Admissions and Records Office at Wor-Wic. Students may retrieve their scores online at www.atitesting.com. If a student cannot remember their username or password, or if they cannot locate their test scores, they need to contact ATI for additional assistance. Only official transcripts from ATI will be received at Wor-Wic. We cannot accept copies of scores from students.

What is a passing score for the TEAS?

The TEAS is not a pass or fail test. Students who complete the TEAS will receive extra points based on their overall test score, as designated in the admission selection process information. Applicants who score below 41.3% (developmental level) will not be eligible for consideration for entry into the Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, or Radiologic Technology programs.

How often can the TEAS be taken?

Each applicant may take the test a maximum of two times during the cycle in which they wish to be admitted. Therefore, applicants who wish to be admitted in the fall (and spring for Nursing only), may take the test twice in the twelve (12) month period preceding the application deadline for the program they wish to enter.

How do I register for TEAS?
  1. Visit www.atitesting.com to register and pre-pay for the TEAS test.
  2. On the home page, a pop-up will appear asking you to select your status. Click on the “I am preparing for or taking the TEAS” button.
  3. At the top of the page, hover over the “TEAS” button in the banner. A drop down menu should appear. Click, “Register for TEAS”.
  4. On this page, there are several guides available for the different TEAS testing methods that you may review. When you are ready, click the “Register now” button in the middle of the page.
  5. At this point it will prompt you to select whether you would prefer to test online or in person. Select your preferred option.
    • If you select “In Person”, it will prompt you to search for a testing location by school name or City location. Use these menu tools to find Wor-Wic as your testing location.
    • If you select “Online”, you will be prompted to select your program of study and a date on which you would like to take the exam. With this method, you will be participating in online proctoring serviced by ATI, and not Wor-Wic Community College.
  6. Select the session date and time that you wish to register for by clicking on the “Register” button. You can also click on the “Learn More” button to get more specific information and instructions for the test session. Be sure to select Wor-Wic Community College as the college where you want the official TEAS transcript to be sent.
  7. You will then be directed to the shopping cart. Once you have confirmed that you are registering for the correct session, click on the “Check Out” button.
  8. You will then be prompted to log-in or create an account if you have not done so already. Make sure you remember this information, as you will need to log in to this account on your selected test session day.
  9. Enter/confirm your payment and billing information. After that, click the “Submit” button.
  10. Once you click “Submit”, you will receive a customer receipt, which includes any additional instructions for your assessment. Your receipt will also be emailed to you to the email address listed in your profile when you set-up your ATI account.
Who can I call at Wor-Wic if I need more information?

Contact the Testing Center at 410-334-2843 or by email: testingctr@worwic.edu

Contact Us Testing Center 410-334-2843 testingctr@worwic.edu Brunkhorst Hall Room 226