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).

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 2019 fall, 2020 spring, or 2020 summer terms. Students registered for 2020 fall courses are also considered current. 

SPCC students will have two testing options beginning June 15, 2020.

  • Students can choose to test virtually, if they have the necessary requirements.
  • All virtual tests will be administered on Thursday and a mandatory dry-run session will be held on Monday. Dry-run information will be emailed once your appointment is confirmed by the Testing Center usually within 48 business hours.

Click here to schedule virtual appointments.

  • Students may also test on campus.

Click here to schedule on-site appointments.

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 prior to the Dry-run session.

Students can pay on-site the day of the test at the Business Office located in the Braswell Building on the Monroe campus or downstairs in the Garabaldi Building on the Polkton campus. 

Students can also pay via phone with a debit or credit care 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.

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