Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills, also known as TEAS, is a standardized, multiple choice exam for student applying for a nursing program in the USA. Its purpose is to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to a nursing program.

We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time.

There is a a fee due to ATI Nursing Education on the day of your exam in addition to your prepaid scheduling/registration fee. This $58 fee is paid online at the testing station using a credit or debit card on the day of your exam.

You need to bring an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued photo identification with signature.

Examples of acceptable forms of identification:

  • Driver’s license.
  • A valid passport.
  • Official state-issued identification card with photo.
  • Federal identification card.
  • Tribal identification card.
  • Naturalization card or Certificate of Citizenship.
  • Military identification card. 
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Examples of unacceptable forms of identification:

  • Expired IDs from list above.
  • Identification with signature only.
  • School identification.

  • Temporary or paper driver’s license.
  • Social Security card.
  • Credit card with photo.
  • Work identification or badge.
  • Gym or club membership.
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In order to request your disability-related accommodations you must follow this process:

Register with the Office of Adaptive Services.

  • Visit the Office of Adaptive Services' website to complete a Formal Request for Accommodations; make sure that you include all necessary documentation and forms.
  • The Office of Adaptive Services will create a Reasonable Accommodation Plan for you; this is dependent upon the documentation submitted.
  • Please follow up with the Office of Adaptive Services to ensure that your Accommodation Plan is approved before proceeding.

Register and pay for your testing appointment with the Office of Testing and Assessment Services using RegisterBlast.

  • Register for your testing appointment on RegisterBlast; select the desired date and time of your appointment.
    • Indicate during registration that you are requesting ADA accommodations for your TEAS examination. Provide your full name and contact information.
  • Testing and Assessment Services will email you to confirm that you are planning to take your exam with ADA Testing Accommodations approved by Adaptive Services. We will then confirm your accommodations with the Office of Adaptive Services.
    • Depending on the approved accommodations, you may be asked to contact the Office of Adaptive Services to schedule your testing appointment with them. They will assist you in submitting a Test Schedule Form. Please let the Office of Testing and Assessment if the date and time scheduled by Adaptive Services differs from your RegisterBlast appointment.

On the day of your test, you must check-in with Testing and Assessment Services.

  • Review the Exam Day Requirements before arriving; make sure that you have all required materials with you.
  • If you are taking your exam in the Office of Adaptive Services, a staff member will walk you down to their testing rooms.

The TEAS is created and maintained by Assessment Technologies Institute or ATI Nursing Education.

There is a non-refundable fee involved with delivering the examination and made payable at the moment of registration with Testing and Assessment.

There is a a fee due to ATI Nursing Education on the day of your exam in addition to your prepaid scheduling/registration fee. This $58 fee is paid online at the testing station using a credit or debit card on the day of your exam.

There is a $28.50 rescheduling fee made payable to Testing and Assessment.

The TEAS is a requirement for admission to the FGCU School of Nursing. The School of Nursing requires completion of the exam prior to BSN supplemental application deadline.

You can reach us via email. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.


Registering for the TEAS

  • First, you need to register with ATI Nursing Education. 

  • Second, you can register with FGCU’s Testing and Assessment to take your exam.