Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Registration Instructions

You must take the TEAS V (all sections) as part of the application process. The score you receive on the test will be considered as part of the selective admissions process. If you do not participate in the TEAS, your application will not be evaluated.

What is the TEAs test?

The test is called the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). This is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.

There is a new TEAS test?

Yes. Effective 8/31/2016, the TEAS V will no longer be available. Instead all students will take the ATI TEAS exam.

What if I took the TEAS V?

CCBC programs will continue to use the TEAS V exam scores completed within 2 years of the TEAS exam deadline for admission purposes. If the student is happy with the score on the TEAS V exam and it is not older than two years, then the student does not have to re-test.

Who should register for the ATI TEAs test?

  • All students who apply for admission to the Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing, Online/Hybrid Registered Nursing, Paramedic to RN Bridge, LPN to RN Bridge, the Radiography and the Dental Hygiene Programs at CCBC will be required to participate in pre-admission testing prior to the ATI TEAS deadline for the respective program.
  • We recommend registering and completing the exam early. No extensions are granted.
  • We recommend completing the exam using PSI testing centers.

What will I need in order to register for the TEAs?

Students taking the test must have a CCBC ID number (900-**-****), a credit card and an email address to complete the online registration. Be sure to enter your CCBC ID number when registering so that we can associate your test with your application.

When should I take the TEAs test?

Students must register for and take the ATI TEAS test by the exam deadline (see chart). Tests taken after this deadline will not be used for the current admissions cycle.

How long does the test take and when should I arrive?

You will need to schedule at least four hours to take the test. You must arrive ½ hour prior to the start of the test; and you must have your ATI number. The tests will start promptly at the scheduled times. Late arrivals will not be able to test.

What should I bring to the test?

You will need your ATI testing ID number, your registration receipt and a valid photo ID. Cell phones are prohibited while testing.

How much does the test cost?

  • Students are required to prepay and pre-register for the ATI TEAS test. The cost is listed when you register for the test. Payment is accepted using major credit cards. Students are required to pay the testing fee at the time the test date is scheduled. Students should take a copy of their receipt along with them on testing day. All costs are subject to change without notice.
  • The exam is currently listed at PSI for $115.00 (subject to change without notice)
  • The first transcript may be included in the cost. Additional transcripts will cost $27.00


NOTE: Students must choose CCBC TEAS as the test score recipient.

I want to study first. Is there a study guide?

  • Both CCBC Bookstores and atitesting.com offer study guides for the ATI TEAS.
  • CCBC offers a brief course (for a cost) in each of the TEAS subject areas (Math, Science, Reading and English) in addition to a test strategy course. You may contact Mrs. Bocklage to determine registration information at 443-840-1851.

I am not good in math. What can I do?

CCBC offers a brief course (for a cost) in each of the TEAS subject areas (Math, Science, Reading and English) in addition to a test strategy course. You may contact Mrs. Bocklage to determine registration information at 443-840-1851.

For applicants who feel they would benefit from a review of Math Skills please consider coming to the Student Success Center located on all three campuses for an interactive video course called ModuMath. This course is free and reviews concepts in Mathematics: Numbers, Rational Numbers, Algebra, Ratios and Proportions, Measurement, Graphs and Diagrams at your own pace and on your own schedule. This software is divided into two main parts - Basic Math and Algebra.

Please contact the Student Success Center at:
  • Catonsville – 443-840-6959
  • Dundalk – 443-840-3666
  • Essex – 443-840-1820

Is there anywhere else that I can study?

If you have previously taken the TEAS exam, you should have access to your TEAS results and a guide in your ATI TESTING account. Contact ATI Testing for additional information.

I didn't do so well on the test. Can I take it again?

If you take the test once and feel you could improve your score, you may retake the test again during the admission cycle. You are required to pay for the test each time you take the test. CCBC will use the scores associated with the highest Total Scaled Score achieved within 2 years of the application deadline for the TEAS V (until outdated) and the ATI TEAS.

Where do I find my scores?

Test scores should be available online at www.atitesting.com after completing the exam. You must log in to the ATI website to obtain your test scores. If you cannot remember your username/password or if you do not see your test scores, you must contact ATI at the phone number listed on their web site.

What is a passing score?

The TEAS Exam is not a pass or fail test. Below are the score expectations for admission.

All Registered Nursing and Practical nursing programs:
  • Required proficient or higher Total Scaled Score
  • Recommended 69% or higher Reading score

Dental Hygiene
  • Required proficient or higher Total Scaled Score

Radiography
  • Required proficient or higher Total Scaled Score

Recommended and required score minimums are subject to change without notice.

Will you pick and choose the best scores from all the TEAs test I have taken?

The sub-test scores associated with the highest Total Scaled Score are the ones that are used. At no time will scores from different tests be combined to produce a single ATI TEAS score. CCBC will only use TEAS scores from exams completed within two years of the TEAS exam deadline for your program.

Should I retake the TEAs test each time I apply?

TEAS scores are valid for just two years. If the TEAS exam was taken more than two years before the TEAS exam deadline for your program, then you will need to re-test. If your scores on the TEAS exam do not meet the recommended or required minimums, then we strongly encourage you to re-test.

IF YOU TOOK A TEAS OTHER THAN TEAS V or ATI TEAS, IT CANNOT BE USED FOR ADMISSION

The School of Health Professions strictly enforces its Honor Code during testing: “I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on this assignment/examination and that I will report all violations I observe.” Any breach of this code will result in the exam being confiscated by the proctor and the tester being asked to leave. Students who are confirmed to have cheated on the TEAS exam will be permanently deferred from admission into any program in the School of Health Professions.

How do I register for the TEAs?

The School of Health Professions strictly enforces its Honor Code during testing: “I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on this assignment/examination and that I will report all violations I observe.” Any breach of this code will result in the exam being confiscated by the proctor and the tester being asked to leave. Students who are confirmed to have cheated on the TEAS exam will be permanently deferred from admission into any program in the School of Health Professions.