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TEAS

Test of Essential Academic Skills – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the TEAS?
A: The TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills offered by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). TEAS assesses the general academic preparedness of students entering a nursing program in the areas of science, mathematics, reading and English. Adelphi uses Version V of the TEAS.


Q: Which students need to take the TEAS?
A: Undergraduate transfer students applying for admission to the College of Nursing and Public Health need to take the TEAS. High school seniors, R.N. to B.S. in Nursing applicants, PATH program applicants and graduate applicants do not need to take the TEAS.


Q: What does the test consist of?
A: The test consists of four sections, 170 multiple-choice items, and takes a total of four hours to complete. It is a paper and pencil exam.


Q: How do I prepare for the TEAS?
A: Adelphi University recommends the following study guide to students who wish to prepare—ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills version V (TEAS V) Study Manual. This study guide can be purchased via the ATI Online Store.


Q: What are required passing scores for consideration of admission into Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health?
A: Currently, the minimum passing TEAS scores in each of the four areas are:

  • Reading 61.9%
  • Math 56.7%
  • Science 31.3%
  • English 50%

​Effective for admission to the College of Nursing and Public Health Fall 2015 the minimum passing TEAS scores in each of the four areas will be:

  • Reading 69.0%
  • Math 63.3%
  • Science 45.8%
  • English and Language Usage 60%

Q: How many times can I take the TEAS?
A: Two attempts to achieve passing scores on the TEAS are allowed per admission cycle. Students must pass all four parts of the exam, but scores from two separate exams may be combined to meet this requirement.

The minimum time frame between a first attempt and a repeat attempt is 45 days. A second set of scores that is received earlier than 45 days from the first set of scores will not be reviewed. A third set of scores in any one admission cycle will not be reviewed. The total maximum number of attempts allowed for any one student is three.


Q: What is the fee for the TEAS?
A: The TEAS costs $50, payable to ATI upon registration.


Q: How do I register for the TEAS?
A: You can only register for the TEAS online by visiting atitesting.com. Click on Register for TEAS at the bottom of the page. This will have all of the current information regarding dates, times and locations for the TEAS.

At this time the TEAS is only offered at Adelphi University’s Garden City campus on listed date(s) below:

Sunday, November 16th at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is only opened for new dates once the previous dates are filled to capacity. (150 seats are available each date).


Q: What if I need a different date or location for taking the TEAS?
A: Students needing alternate dates and/or locations can sit for the TEAS exam (Version V) at participating PSI Testing Centers. You must register online at atitesting.com and select in the dropdown menu TEAS at PSI. The fee is $115.


Q: How do I get my results?
A: Your test results will only be available to you via your online ATI account in approximately five-to-seven business days. Adelphi University will not release scores to individual students


For further information, please contact:

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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