Nursing Entrance Exam - Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)


Spring 2021 Semester TEAS Exams

TEAS exams have concluded for the Fall 2020 Semester. The next session of TEAS exams will be held in January and February 2021 with registration opening in December. Please continue to check this page for updates.

COVID-19 Statement

Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19, social distancing will be in effect on all campuses. Appropriate face coverings that cover both the nose and the mouth will be required to enter the Testing Center. Students will be expected to adhere to Centers for Disease Control, Georgia Board of Public Health, and University System of Georgia guidelines for preventative measures, including maintaining a distance of six (6) feet from other individuals. Noncompliance or removal of the face covering in any area of the Testing Center or waiting area will result in one warning. A second instance of noncompliance or removal will result in termination of the exam by Testing Center staff, without the opportunity for the student to reschedule or receive a refund.

If you have a medical reason that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please contact Accessibility Services PRIOR to scheduling your exam with the Testing Center. Accessibility Services will then notify Testing Services of the appropriate accommodation. Accommodations cannot be approved by Testing Center Staff. Students that arrive to test without face coverings and without approved accommodations by Accessibility Services will be required to reschedule.

Please reference the Return to Campus Fall 2020 ( page for complete information

The TEAS Exams are given on computers in the Academic Testing Center. Registration requires a $70 non-refundable test fee online payment with a debit or credit card. The TEAS Entrance Exam must be taken within 12 months prior to the closing date of the application period. TEAS scores from other test sites are accepted. In order to sit for the test, examinees must have an account with Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) and know their username and password.

Steps to creating an account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create an account”
  3. Enter your first and last name, MGA email address, and password
  4. Submit

Test day procedures:

Registration begins 15 minutes prior to test start time.


Test time is approximately 3.5 hours, not including registration and exam instructions. Examinees are to bring ATI username, password, and a valid government issued photo ID which includes a driver’s license, government ID card, passport, military ID, or alien residency (green) card.

The following items are prohibited during testing: books, papers, notes, pagers, cellular phones, or any other electronic devices, reference materials, food or beverages (storage space is limited so it is recommended that these items are not brought to the testing site).

Use of a Calculator

The ATI TEAS will allow for the use of a four function calculator. MGA utilizes the online version of the ATI TEAS, meaning a calculator is embedded within the exam. Personal calculators are not permitted.

All students will be allowed to reschedule up to one hour PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM TIME without penalty, so long as another appointment is available. 

  • Students wishing to reschedule must contact a minimum of one hour prior to the exam appointment.  
  • Students may request a refund for a future test date at least one business day PRIOR to the scheduled exam. Keep in mind, there is $3.50 non-refundable processing fee.  
  • Students who miss an exam without notice, and for which a rescheduled appointment is not available, will not be eligible to receive a refund unless proof of extenuating circumstances is provided.  

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Subjects/Topics:

The ATI TEAS is composed of 170 questions, 20 of which are non-scored pretest items. The number of scored questions on which individuals will be evaluated is 150. The total time allotted to complete the test is 209 minutes (3 hours 29 minutes).

Content Area Topics Covered Number of Questions Time Limit
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
53 64 minutes (1 hour 4 minutes)
  • Numbers and Algebra
  • Measurement & Data
36 54 minutes
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Scientific Reasoning
53 63 minutes (1 hour 3 minutes)
  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
28 28 minutes

Recommended study guide:

Please visit the ATI online store at to find the recommended TEAS study guide material.

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