​​​The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for all students seeking admission to the YVC Nursing Program. Results must be submitted electronically from ATI, if taken at a testing center, and  one week before the application deadline. This test is intended for students who have completed or are near completion of required prerequisite coursework as some content in the exam may rela​te to content in these courses.

The TEAS will assess in reading, writing, math and science. Students must score at the "BASIC" level or higher in each area. You may find information on how the categories are assessed by visiting the link below.


Applicants will receive no more than 10 points on their application based on the TEAS test results. TEAS application points are found by taking the Adjusted Individual Total Score and dividing that by 10. (ie 78% =7.8 points)
How do I test at Yakima Valley  College?

Instructions for taking the TEAS test at YVC's Yakima campus may be found by clicking ​TEAS TESTING INSTRUCTIONS.pdf. No appointment necessary. As long as the Deccio Procotored lab is available you can test. We link directly to the Proctored Lab towards the bottom of this page.​

The TEAS test must be completed one week prior to the application deadline day.

Where, when, and how much is the test?

The TEAS is offered through the Yakima Valley College proctored computer lab in the Deccio Higher Education Center, and at other regional locations through PSI. (ATI) 

Students testing at a regional location via PSI can access that information through ATI by clicking on the link provided.

This link will take you to the ATI website where you can register to take the exam through PSI. Once on this page, select the "register" option and follow the prompts.

Assessment Technologies Institute will allow one free result to be sent to the school of your choice. There is a fee associated for each additional school where results are sent to. TEAS test results must be sent to the nursing department directly from ATI. The YVC Nursing Program cannot accept transcripts directly from the student. 

To take the test at YVC, students may visit the Deccio Higher Education Center lab schedule for proctored lab times.

Deccio Proctored Lab Schedule


YVC has two fees associated with the TEAS test. The first fee is a testing site fee of $20.00, paid at the Cashiers office in the Deccio Higher Education Center. The second fee of $55.00 is for the exam and is paid directly to ATI at time of exam with either a debit or credit card. Proof of payment for the testing site fee and picture ID are required to present at time of exam.

​How many times can the TEAS test be taken?

The TEAS may be taken twice an academic year; however YVC will only accept a maximum of two attempts for the TEAS within 2 years of the application deadline. If the applicant submits more than two TEAS results within two years of the application deadline, only the highest score of the first two results will be used for the admission purposes. ​