Test For Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Test For Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

SB 1309 allows community colleges to utilize approved diagnostic assessment tools prior to enrollment in the nursing program. EVC uses the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). For additional information on the TEAS, visit https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool.aspx

ATI completed a norming study on the New TEAS exam. Due to student success data, the recommended cut score is 62%. Based on the recommendation from the State Chancellor's office, the EVC Nursing program will no longer accept TEAS test version 3.0 or 4.0 ​with cut scores of 72% or higher, effective the October 2011.

EVC requires a qualifying score of 62% on the TEAS 6th edition or New TEAS​

Free TEAS Exams for those Applying in October who Meet the Qualifications

Fall 2020 TEAS Testing Dates Update:

***Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are not yet accepting sign-ups for Fall 2020 TEAS testing. Please check this page regularly for updates. 

For future reference:


  • Completed Anatomy with passing grade.
  • Completed Physiology with passing grade.
  • Completed Microbiology with passing grade.
  • Completed English 1A with passing grade.
  • Have not taken the TEAS version 6 or did not pass with a 62% or below.
    (If you have taken the TEAS and did not receive a passing grade you must attached a copy of your TEAS score to be considered).

    In order to receive a free TEAS exam you must follow the instructions below:

    Send an e-mail to denise.medina@evc.edu

    Subject line must have: ATI TEAS Exam Fall 2018

    You must answer the following questions in the e-mail to see if you qualify for the TEAS:
  • Have you completed Anatomy?
    What semester?
    What was your grade?
  • Have you completed Microbiology?
    What semester?
    What was your grade?
  • Have you completed Physiology?
    What semester?
    What was your grade?
  • Have you completed English 1A?
    What semester?
    What was your grade?
  • Have you taken the TEAS version 6?
    What score did you receive?

    If you meet the qualifications you will be contacted to sign up for the TEAS version 6 exam.                                                                                        

There will be a limit of the number of tests we have available and will be first come first served. The fee attached to the TEAS is waived for students who are able to sign up for this exam.

*There is currently no recency on the TEAS Version 6 test. 

*Only the first passing score will be counted for points.

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