Academic Testing

TEAS Exam for Nursing Students

All incoming nursing students are required to complete the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) which measures essential skills in the academic areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English.

The purpose of this test is not to determine eligibility for admission; rather, it is required to determine readiness for pre-requisite nursing courses  and to provide our School of Nursing with important foundational information on the incoming freshman class, so that they can better serve you.

Facts about the TEAS exam: 

  • The TEAS exam will be offered on two dates in the spring, and takes approximately 3½ hours to complete.
  • Nursing students who are taking the TEAS examination are not allowed to use a personal calculator. A calculator is embedded into the program for your use.
  • Only those students who have been admitted directly into the nursing program are eligible to take the TEAS test.

Important notes about the TEAS:

  • Please make sure that the Office of Admissions has your most recent SAT/ACT scores prior to testing.
  • Updated SAT/ACT scores, advanced placement scores and/or transcripts must be received three (3) business days prior to testing.
  • Test scores will not be issued until the admissions deposit is paid in full.
  • On the testing date you have registered for, please plan on arriving at the Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Center for check-in at 12:15 pm. The TEAS exam will begin shortly thereafter.
  • Since there are no breaks once you begin the exam, please remember to eat before coming to campus on the day of your test.

Testing policies:

  • Late Arrivals: It is essential that students report to the college promptly on the day they take their academic tests. Examinees who miss any of the examinations will need to return on another testing day and complete the battery of tests.
  • Communication Devices: Consistent with the policy implemented by the New York State Education Department, electronic communication devices may not be in use while academic tests are being taken. Such devices include, but are not limited to, cell phones, CD and audiocassette players, pagers, MP3 players, video devices and associated headphones, headsets, microphones, or earplugs. If any communication devices or related technology are used during the administration of academic tests, the test will be invalidated and no score will be reported for that examination.

Questions about the College’s academic testing program may be addressed to the Office of Student Success by emailing or calling 845-569-3177.