Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is offered through the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), and is required for all students seeking admission to the YVC Nursing Program. Results must be submitted electronically from ATI, if taken at a location other than YVC. This test is intended for students who have completed or are near completion of required prerequisite coursework as some content in the exam may relate to the content in these courses.

The TEAS will assess in reading, writing, math, and science. Students must score at the “Proficient” level or higher in each area.

TEAS Minimum Scores by Category-Effective on June 1, 2019

(No results dated prior to June 1, 2019 will be considered)

Category Minimum Score
Reading 69.0%
Math 63.3%
Science 45.8%
English and language usage 60.0%

In addition, the overall TEAS score must be at the Proficient level of 58.7% or higher.

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.

How much does it cost?

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 to the exam proctor at time of exam.

Where may I take the TEAS?

TEAS Testing During Campus Closures

During COVID-19 campus closure, the YVC Nursing Department will be offering the TEAS exam online with a select number of dates and times, for applicants applying for the fall and winter quarter deadlines.

Applicants must contact the Nursing department, at nursing@yvcc.edu, to request a test date and time, a minimum of 5 days prior to the desired test date. Please put “TEAS Request” in the subject line of your email.

Fall Quarter Applicants Date

  • Tuesday, June 30 at 3 PM *With a mandatory dry test run on June 29 at 1 PM

Winter Quarter Applicant Dates

  • Thursday, August 6 at 8 AM
  • Wednesday, August 12 at 9 AM
  • Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 AM
  • Friday, August 28 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, September 3 at 1 PM

Winter Quarter Applicants Mandatory Dry Run Dates

  • Wednesday, August 5 at 8 AM
  • Thursday, August 20 at 12 noon
  • Tuesday, September 1 at 1 PM

*The mandatory dry run is free of charge and is necessary to determine if your operating system will require updates or has problems with ATI’s PROCTORIO system. Failure to complete the dry run will result in not being able to take the TEAS test.

Requirements for Online Testing

  • Google Chrome: Install Google Chrome on your device. (You will not be able to take the proctored assessment with any other browser.)
  • Identification: Have a school or government-issued ID card available.
  • Room Scan: Find a well-lit space and be ready for a room scan prior to the assessment.
  • Paper: One piece of blank paper may be used during the assessment. Please destroy the paper upon completion of the exam
  • Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external.
  • Webcam: 320×240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external.
  • Computer: Desktop or laptop computer (No iPads, tablets, or phones are to be used) with the ability to download Google Chrome.
  • Time: The test can take up to four hours.
  • Calculators: Students may not use calculators.
  • Scores: Scores will be available to students immediately following the test.

Cost and Payment Information

The TEAS exam will cost the student $75.00* and is paid directly to ATI at the time of the exam with a debit or credit card. *Subject to change

TEAS Minimum Scores by Category-Effective on June 1, 2019

(No results dated prior to June 1, 2019, will be considered)

TEAS score must be at the Proficient level of 58.7%.  Additionally, students must earn a minimum cut score in each category:

  • Reading 69% or higher
  • Mathematics 63.3% or higher
  • Science 45.8% or higher
  • English and Language Usage 60% or higher

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 by 10.

The TEAS is offered through the YVC proctored computer lab in the Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8 on the Yakima Campus and at other regional locations through PSI (ATI). See special notice above about testing during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Number of attempts allowed.

The Nursing Department has removed the limitation to the number of attempts allowed on the TEAS test. However, applicants should be advised that the nursing department would only use the results for the last test taken.

Taking the test at YVC

Students may visit the Deccio Higher Education Center lab schedule for operation hours and lab testing times.

How do I test at YVC?

  1. Visit Creating a user account with ATI, prior to visiting the YVC lab.
  2. Do not select the option “Register for TEAS” if taking the exam at YVC.
  3. If testing at YVC, step 1 is all you can do until you go to the lab to take the TEAS.
  4. On testing day, In the YVC Lab, students log in to ATI at www.atitesting.com.
  5. Select “My eLearning” once the students’ page loads. This takes you to where the Assessment ID is entered.
  6. The proctor will enter the assessment ID for the student. If the student has not paid yet for their exam, they will be prompted to do so here before the exam will begin. It can be paid by credit or debit card.

Testing at a location other than YVC

If a student has taken the TEAS somewhere other than YVC, those test results are sent to the Nursing Department through ATI. Select Yakima Valley CC ADN when prompted. The Nursing department is able to retrieve test scores for those individuals who take the TEAS at YVC.

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

Questions?

Contact the Nursing Department for additional information about the TEAS.