Test of Essential Academic Skills – Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the TEAS?

    • 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.

  • Which students need to take the TEAS?

    • 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.

  • What does the test consist of?

    • 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.

  • How do I prepare for the TEAS?

  • What are required passing scores for consideration of admission into Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health?

    • An adjusted individual total score above or equal to 58.7% is required for admission to the undergraduate nursing program.

  • How many times can I take the TEAS?

    • Two attempts to achieve passing scores on the TEAS are allowed per admission cycle. 

      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.

  • What is the fee for the TEAS?

    • The TEAS costs $66, payable to ATI upon registration. Students who ultimately enroll at Adelphi University will be reimbursed $50 to​ help​ cover the cost of the TEAS exam.

  • How do I register for the TEAS, and when’s the next exam?

    • 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.

      There will be no exams on campus during the summer. The next exam will be offered in September 2016.  Students needing to take the TEAS should register at a PSI testing center (see the question below for information on how to register at a PSI testing center).

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

  • What if I need a different date or location for taking the TEAS?

    • 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 click Register for TEAS at PSI. The fee is $115.

  • How do I get my results?

    • 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 Transfer Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
e – transfer@adelphi.edu
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