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.

Where may I take the TEAS?

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.

*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 during the COVID-19 campus closures. Please view the available testing dates in the Application Process under *TEAS Testing During Campus Closures toggle. If you have questions, please contact Nursing Department at nursing@yvcc.edu.

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
  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.

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.

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.


Contact the Nursing Department for additional information about the TEAS.