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ATI TEAS Testing Exam Information

TCC is now requiring all nursing program applicants to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) exam. The objectives used on TEAS V are those deemed most relevant to measure entry level academic readiness for nursing program applicants.

Effective Until April 2, 2016

Effective June 1, 2016

A minimum score of 59% is required. Students are allowed 2 attempts per year. Results can be no more than 3 years old at application deadline.

A minimum overall score of 70% and minimum scores in each category as follows:

  • Reading 75%
  • Math 72%
  • Science 63%
  • English 70%

Students are allowed two attempts per year. Results can be no more than three years old at application deadline.

Many students have already taken the TEAS V exam, as it is a common requirement for nursing program application. If you still need to take a TEAS V Exam, you will be able to do so here at TCC.

How to register for the TEAS V at TCC

  • Go to and create a personal account.
  • Account creation will require a username, password, contact information, etc. You will also be asked to provide student information. Be sure to select "Tacoma CC" as the school.
  • After creating an account, log in, and select the "Online Store" to register for the TEAS.
  • In the online store, select "TEAS" located in the left-hand column under "Register for..."
  • On the next screen you will need to select the state and city, and then you will have the option to select a testing time and location.
  • There is a testing fee of $86 required to finish registration.
  • After purchase, you will receive detailed instruction of where to go, the time of testing, and expectations of what to bring on the day of your assessment. Be sure to fulfill these expectations or you will not be able to test at your scheduled time.

TEAS V Study Preparation

There are many resources available to prepare for the TEAS V. The resources best oriented towards this assessment are also available through ATI and located in the online store. These resources are produced and organized by the same developers of the TEAS V assessment.

Look under the TEAS V "Shop by", and there are six different study solutions for TEAS V success. The resource with the most value for preparation and TEAS V success is the TEAS V Study Package. This package includes two TEAS V practice assessments that mirror the assessment. It also includes the ATI TEAS V Study Manual. Cost: $99.

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