TEAS V – Test of Essential Academic Skills

The TEAS V Test is required for admission to the Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Certificate programs at Mount Wachusett Community College.  All exams are administered by appointment at the Gardner Campus in Testing Services, Room 128C.

Registration may only be completed online at www.atitesting.com.

Testing Services is unable to register TEAS exams.

  1. Create an account on the ATI website, or log in with an existing account.
  2. Click “Register for TEAS” on the lower right of the ATI homepage.
  3. Select the Program Type “TEAS for Nursing Students” and search for available dates at MWCC.
  4. Choose one of the sessions listed and continue to the next steps.

Some sessions may have sold out, and are no longer available.

Registration Fee:

  • A fee of $80.00 is paid online by credit card during registration.
  • It is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Applicants who are late or absent on their test date will have to register and pay the full fee again.

Testing Accommodations:

If testing with accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Testing Services before registering online.

Authorization is required for accommodated testing.  Students with a documented disability should first contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities,       978-630-9120, Room 139.

 To Cancel or Reschedule a Test:

48 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule a test.  Call ATI at 800.667.7531.

Testing Services is not able to modify registrations.


Three test attempts are allowed within a 365 day period, not per calendar year.  Should you need to retest it is advisable to allow adequate study time and remediation to prepare for the retest.  Retesting requires an additional ATI registration and $80.00 fee per test.

TESTING DATES AND TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Availability may change.  Check atitesting.com for the most up to date information.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

April 2015:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 4/2, 8:30am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday 4/9, 8:30am

Day of the Test

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time.
  • Valid photo ID must be presented to test.
  • Pencils and scrap paper will be provided and collected when the test is completed.
  • Use of materials not provided by Testing Services will end the test immediately.   Test results are given before leaving Testing Services.

About the Test:

The Test of Essential Academic skills (TEAS) is a four part, web-based, supervised assessment that includes subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English language usage. The TEAS Test was developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to predict the academic readiness of applicants prior to admission into a healthcare program. There are 170 questions in total on the test.  It is computer based, with the use of a mouse to take the test.   A score report is received immediately after the test is finished.

The total testing time for all four test areas is 3 hours and 29 minutes. The amount of time allotted for each subtest is:

The total testing time for all four test areas is 3 hours and 29 minutes. The amount of time allotted for each subtest is:

  • Reading = 58 minutes for 48 questions
  • Mathematics = 51 minutes for 34 questions
  • Science = 66 minutes for 54 questions
  • English and Language Usage = 34 minutes for 34 questions

Cut-off scores as of April 1, 2014







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Preparation for the Test:

TEAS Preperation Course:

Test taking strategies will be provided and 6 weeks of UNLIMITED access to online study materials, practice problems and practice tests.

Four day course offerred at the Devens campus.

Registration online at www.mwcc.edu/continuing  Click on “Test Preparation” to enroll.

Session 1:  5:00pm – 7:30 pm, 5/26, 5/28, 6/2, 6/4

Session 2:  9:00am – 11:30am, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25

There are several available study options for TEAS V on the ATI website www.atitesting.com/onlinestore, including practice assessments and Study Manual.

The Study Manual is also available at the MWCC bookstore.

www.testprepreview.com has free TEAS practice tests.

MWCC strongly recommends that applicants complete program pre-and-co-requisite courses especially English Composition I, Math and a four-credit lab science before taking the TEAS Test to enhance their knowledge base.


All the TEAS dates are full at MWCC, what do I do now?Contact Testing Services to find out if sessions will be added.  Although most test sites administer TEAS to their students only, you may search the ATI website for other locations that will allow you test at their site.  You may have to wait until the next semester to be admitted to the program.

I took the test someplace else, how does MWCC get my scores? Contact ATI to have your scores sent to MWCC Testing Services.  Scores will only be accepted from ATI, not the other test site, another school, or the student.

Do I need to retake the whole test again if I already passed some sections? All sections will be given, but you may click through the sections you already passed.  The passing score from your earlier attempt is still valid and will be applied.

Is the fee lower if I already passed some sections?

No, the fee is still $80 for all attempts.

What if I still do not have the required scores after my second attempt?

You are allowed a third attempt.   After a third attempt, a 365 day waiting period is required to test again.

Can I use a calculator for the test?

No, only the scratch paper and pencil provided by Testing Services are allowed at the workstation.

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