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Individuals who plan on applying to Washtenaw Community College's - Associate Degree Program in Registered Nursing will need to complete the ATI-TEAS® Version V (5.0) test within a total of three (3) attempts. The stated minimum scores are required for admission into the program:
  • Math proficiency - 60 percent or higher
  • Reading proficiency - 70 percent or higher
  • English proficiency - 60 percent or higher
  • Science proficiency - 45 percent or higher
  • Overall TEAS score - 60 percent or higher
The Test of Essential Academic Skills™ (TEAS®) is a standardized test measuring four content areas including Math, Reading, English, and Science.
  • Math - Covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion. (Note: No calculators are allowed)
  • Reading - Covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and the rate at which you read.
  • English - Covers grammar, spelling and punctuation, and sentence structure.
  • Science - Covers biology, chemistry, A&P, physical principles, and general science.

TEAS® PREPARATORY RESOURCES
  • Individuals may contact Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) or call toll free at 1-800-667-7531 for more information on review materials. By logging onto ATI's website, you can purchase various materials from their online store, including the following:
    • Version V - ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® V) Study Manual ($46)
    • Version V - ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® V) Online Practice Assessment Forms A and B ($42 each version)
    • Version V - ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® V) Study Package - Study Manual and Online Practice (Form A and B) - combined package ($99)
    All prices subject to change by ATI. Prices current as of 7/1/2013.

  • Individuals can also purchase the Version V - ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® V) Study Manual from the WCC Bookstore for $53.

  • Individuals can come to the Academic Skills (ACS) Center in GM 305 to receive guidance and tutorial services in any of the TEAS® content areas. Call (734) 973-3301 for hours of operation.

  • The Academic Skills (ACS) Department in cooperation with the Nursing Department has developed a TEAS® Prep Site on Blackboard. The site contains online resources for each content area on the TEAS® exam. The site is free to access, however, you must request to be added as a user by contacting one of the following persons:
    • Sheila Linford, Secretary to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences: 734-677-5182,
    • Bonnie Arnett, Department Chair, Academic Skills (ACS) Department: 734-973-3326,

PRICING
The cost of the ATI-TEAS® proctored test is $40.00. The fee for a retake exam is also $40.00.

CREATING AN ATI ACCOUNT
All individuals preparing to take the TEAS® test must create an ATI account prior to their scheduled test date. You may create an account by going to ATI's website and selecting "create a new account"; follow the screen prompts. You only need to register once. You will need to bring your user name and password along with a picture ID on the day of your scheduled test.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
If the TEAS® test is taken at Washtenaw Community College, you DO NOT need to request an official ATI transcript. Your official results will be forwarded to the Health and Second Tier Admissions Office by the Nursing Department.

If the TEAS® test is taken at another institution, you must submit official ATI transcripts. Transcripts are sent electronically once requested and payment is received by ATI.

SCHEDULING THE EXAMINATION
You must call and register to take your TEAS® test in advance.

Individuals must call the School of Nursing & Health Sciences Office to schedule a seat for the ATI-TEAS® at 734-677-5182. Please DO NOT just show up to take the test at any of the dates listed below without a reservation.

Registration is limited to 24 persons per session. As you review the available test dates, make sure to schedule your test date early enough to allow time to re-take the test if necessary.

November 4, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
November 11, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
November 18, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
December 2, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
December 9, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
December 16, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
January 13, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
January 27, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
February 3, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
February 10, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
February 17, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
March 3, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
March 10, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
April 7, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
April 21, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
May 5, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
May 12, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
May 19, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
June 2, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
June 9, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
June 16, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
June 23, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
July 7, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Business Education Building BE 176
THERE WILL BE NO TEAS TESTING DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR TEAS® TESTING
You will be responsible for payment in full for your TEAS® test on the day of testing.

On the day of the test, you must bring a picture ID and a MasterCard or Visa credit card or a MasterCard or Visa debit card to pay the fee. No other form of payment will be accepted by ATI. If you do not bring these items, you will NOT be permitted to test.

You will be given a ten-minute window of time to show up for your scheduled test date. If you arrive later, you will NOT be permitted to test.

When you arrive, several preparatory things will be done to ensure that the TEAS® test is started on time:
  1. Sign in - please make sure you bring your picture ID.
  2. Read the TEAS® testing guidelines sheet.
  3. Log on to ATI's website with the user name and password that you created when you set up a new account.
  4. If you do not remember your account information, you can call ATI at 1-800-667-7731 and they will give you the necessary information.
  5. Enter your credit card information as indicated on the ATI website.
Good luck on your test!
















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