Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Students applying to Medical Sonography, Associate Degree Nursing, or Practical Nursing at SPCC are required to take the ATI TEAS – Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS scores are valid for two (2) years and can be taken every three (3) months. ATI TEAS tests may be taken at another agency in the past two (2) years. Proof will be required at the time of the program application. There is a $68 nonrefundable fee for each TEAS test (fees are subject to change). Fee will increase to $73 on March 1, 2021.

Due to social distancing limitations, only current South Piedmont students may be proctored at this time.  Current means a student that took any course at SPCC during the 2020 fall, 2021 spring, or 2020 summer terms. Students registered for 2021 spring courses are also considered current.

SPCC students:

  • Students can choose to test virtually, if they have the necessary requirements.
  • All virtual tests will be administered on Tuesday or Thursday and a mandatory dry-run session must be completed in the My Tests tab of your ATI account.

Click here to schedule virtual appointments.

  • Students may also test on campus.

Click here to schedule on-site appointments. – Not currently available. 

Prior to your TEAS testing appointment, you must go to the ATI Testing website at www.atitesting.com and create your account. You must bring your ATI username and password, receipt of payment from SPCC, and a valid photo ID to your testing appointment.

Study Guides for the ATI TEAS may be purchased online from ATI Testing and other vendors.

How to Pay for TEAS Test

Virtual testers must pay at least 24 hours prior to appointment.

Students can pay via phone with a debit or credit card by calling 704-290-5849 or 704-272-5355.

Additional Resources for Virtual Testing:

Student Tutorial Video

Frequently Asked Questions

TEAS Retest Guidelines

Students are eligible to take the TEAS test every three (3) months. Student must pay the $68 TEAS testing fee to the business office. At the time of the testing, students must have a photo ID, SPCC receipt, and valid ATI login.