Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills, also known as TEAS, is a standardized, multiple choice exam for student applying for a nursing program in the USA. Its purpose is to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to a nursing program.


Proctoring Fee

The total cost of the TEAS is $130. It is divided into two different fees.

  • $60 for a remotely proctored TEAS appointment. This fee is not refundable.
  • $70 for the TEAS itself and paid directly to ATI.

Use our Online Store to pay for your TEAS appointment fee.


TEAS Instructions

Once you pay for your TEAS appointment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to acquire a TEAS voucher. The ATI $70 fee can be paid using a debit or credit card.

If you want to expedite the process, email us from your Eagle Email address the order number, full name and UIN.

Create your account at ATI Testing selecting FL Gulf Coast U TEAS to send your scores to FGCU's School of Nursing.


Testing Dates

The TEAS is proctored remotely every Friday. Authorization to start testing will be granted strictly only between 10 AM and 11 AM.


TEAS will not be proctored July 30th and August 27th.

No authorization will be granted passing 11 AM EDT and you will have to wait until the next available day to test.

If you would like to test another day, email us and we will do our best to fulfill your request.


Exam Day Requirements

We recommend to set up your testing environment at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time. Make sure these items are clearly visible when asked to provide a panoramic view of your surroundings. 

An online calculator will be available for specific questions only. Physical calculators and other electronic devices are not allowed during testing. For those questions in which a calculator is allowed, there will be one provided online.

You are allowed to use ONE piece of scratch paper and ONE pencil during your test. 

Students must provide an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued photo identification with signature, webcam photo, and e-signature verification before beginning an assessment. Read our Rules and Procedures.


Disability-Related Accommodations

Email us to indicate that you are requesting ADA accommodations for your TEAS examination. Provide your full name and contact information.

If you are an FGCU student you must register with the Office of Adaptive Services to request disability-related accommodations.



About the Test

ATI Client Care's support number is (800) 667-7531.

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields.

You will have 209 minutes to answer 170 questions set up in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers, and evaluates your class readiness in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.

A full list of ATI’s technical requirements can be found at atitesting.com/technical-requirements.

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