Test of Essential Academic Skills (also called ATI-TEAS- Version 7)

ATI-TEAS Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam General Information          

  • The TEAS test is a widely-used pre-entrance exam for nursing programs, created and administered by ATI, Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC.
  • ATI is introducing the new TEAS - ATI-TEAS, Version 7. We will still accept TEAS  taken within  3 years prior to application to our program.
  • Required minimum TEAS scores to apply for admission to Nursing programs at SVCC:
    • Associate Degree in Nursing - Minimum of 65% of questions correct overall and 73.5% of math questions correct
      • Beginning with 2023 ADN Programs, these subtest scores are preferred: Reading 73%, Science 55%, English/Language 62.5%
    • Practical Nursing -  Minimum of 53% of questions correct overall and 53% of math questions correct.
  • Register for the TEAS online at www.atitesting.com.
    • Registration fee is paid directly to ATI Testing when registering. Cost is $92 for in-person testing and $120 for virtual testing through atitesting.com.
    • Registration closes when test is full or 24 hours before on on-campus test, 48 hours before a remotely-proctored test.
    • The TEAS may be taken up to 3 times per application cycle and 4 times in a 12 month period. Testing sooner than 2 weeks after a previous test attempt is not recommended.



ATI-TEAS 7 Preparation Resources - Updated January 2023 



Christianna Campus in Alberta

Thursday, June 13th at 9:00

Thursday, July 25th at 9:00

Friday, September 6th at 9:00


Be sure of your date before you register as refunds or reschedules are not allowed by ATI. Tests administered through SVCC are only for SVCC students planning to apply to our nursing programs. 

For questions, contact 434-736-2214.

SVCC TEAS Testing Locations:

Alberta, VA - Christanna Campus 

Keysville, VA - John H. Daniel Campus 

South Boston, VA - Southern VA Higher Ed Center 

Chase City, VA - Estes Center

Remotely-Proctored Tests - NOT on campus - Students test from home and are proctored remotely.

ATI Testing also offers remotely-proctored online tests directly with their company and will send your score transcript to the school you indicate. Go to atitesting.com, click "Register for TEAS", and "TEAS Online Proctored by ATI"

What is "remotely-proctored"? Students test online, from home, and must meet the technology requirements for Remote-Proctored Tests specified on www.atitesting.com website. ATI has partnered with Proctorio to provide test proctoring. Read remote-proctored test technical requirements PRIOR to registering and paying as ATI does not allow refunds.