Belhaven University is proud to be a ATI TEAS Testing Center and we are looking forward to working with you as your prepare to take the ATI TEAS test. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.

The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants.

Students who are applying to the School of Nursing must earn a minimum score of 66 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). The ATI TEAS is a national nursing school entrance exam designed to assess whether prospective students are academically prepared for learning nursing-related content. These skills are deemed important for success in the nursing program. The exam contains approximately 170 questions be completed in approximately 4 hours. The exam covers academic subject areas including math, science, English, and language usage.

The fee associated with taking the ATI TEAS exam is the responsibility of the student and is not included in the tuition fee to the nursing program. See the TEAS Testing Information for fees and registration information on the ATI TEAS exam.

Belhaven typically offers the ATI TEAS several times per semester. The location of the test will be Irby Science Building, Room 301.

Obtaining the required minimum score on the ATI TEAS exam alone does not grant nor guarantee admission into the Belhaven University School of Nursing.

Belhaven University will only consider three (3) attempts at obtaining the minimum required score on the ATI TEAS exam per 12 month period. There is a 30 day waiting period between retakes. It may be helpful to speak with a nursing advisor to help you prepare for this important exam.

ATI TEAS Testing Information

  • Log on to
  • Click on "Register for TEAS" at the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • The dates and location times will be located on the ATI web site.
  • After completing the registration process, testers will be required to create a user account if they do not already have one prior to purchasing the test session.
  • If choosing to take the test at another college, applicants are responsible for paying the cost to have the transcript of your scores transferred to Belhaven University. This transcript request must be requested through ATI.

  • Total time available to test: 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes) *NO breaks allowed
  • Number of Test Questions: 170
    • Reading 58 minutes/48 questions
    • Math 51 minutes/34 questions
    • Science 66 minutes/54 questions
    • English and Language: 34 minutes/34 questions

Students must obtain a minimum overall score of 66% on the ATI TEAS.

The ATI Study Manual – 6th Edition is available for purchase at The following items are also available for purchase at

  • Learning strategies
  • TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual
  • TEAS Online Practice Assessments
  • TEAS transcripts

The current cost of the ATI-TEAS test is $86. The fee must be paid online, in advance, by debit or credit card at

  • Arrive 30 minutes early to the test testing site. The test will be given in Room 301 of the Irby Science Building located on the Jackson Belhaven Campus. Late arrivals will not be allowed to test and therefore will forfeit their testing fee.
  • Candidates that fail to show on the scheduled test date will forfeit their testing fee and must schedule a new test date. Missed exams are non-refundable. However, one may change a testing date by contacting ATI at least 48 hours in advance of your originally scheduled testing date.
  • Schedule four hours to complete the exam.
  • Bring the following to the testing site:
    • A government issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
    • A printed receipt confirming your registration
    • Username and password assigned when registering/paying for the exam
  • No calculators, cell phones, cameras, pagers, tablets, IPODs or other electronic devices are allowed by testers during the test.
  • No sunglasses, hats, or hoods allowed in the testing area.
  • No food or drinks allowed in the testing area.
  • Children of applicants are not allowed in the testing area.
  • No personal items are to enter the testing center. Belhaven University will not be responsible for personal items, and suggests that these items be left in another safe place.
  • Paper and pencils will be provided by the test proctor.
  • You will only be allowed to leave the testing center for hygiene purposes. Applicants may not exit the floor or the building during the test. Restrooms and water facilities are located on the same floor as the testing center.
  • Be mindful that you will lose testing time during the time that you are away from the computer.
  • NO conversing or any other form of communication is allowed among candidates once you enter the test area.
  • Copying or communicating test content is a violation of the test center protocol. Either one may result in the disqualification of test results.

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