TEAS Test Day Preparation

Being Ready on TEAS Exam Day

To be fully prepared on the day you take your TEAS test, you must do more than study the test material. It is important to be familiar with the testing expectations so that you have what you need and can comply with all of the testing policies.

Know What to Bring on Test Day

There are three things that you need to bring with you when you take the TEAS test:

  • Appropriate ID: Individuals taking the TEAS test must be able to show appropriate ID that has been issued by the government and includes a photograph. The ID must also display an individual's signature and address. Examples of accepted forms of ID include driver's licenses and passports.
  • Pencils: Every TEAS test-taker is allowed to bring two pencils with them on exam day. They must be No. 2 pencils. They should have erasers attached and they should be sharpened before arrival at the test site. This is especially important if you are taking the paper-based version of the test.
  • Student Account Log-In Information: Every person taking the online version of the TEAS test is required to set up a student account before their test day on the ATI website (atitesting.com). They must have their log-in information with them so that they can sign in to their account and complete the test.

Know What Not to Bring on Test Day

Many items are prohibited at TEAS test sites. You should be prepared to leave items that aren't allowed in your car or at home on test day. Examples of prohibited items include:

Hats Sunglasses Bags Jackets
Food Cell phones Backpacks Smart watches

Know What Is Provided

Although you are not allowed to bring your own scratch paper and calculator to an exam site, these items are provided for you on test day.

Know How the Testing Process Works

When you arrive, you will be expected to show your identification before you can enter the room where you will take your test. Test proctors may assign test-takers specific seats.

There is a short break following the mathematics subtest. It is possible to take extra breaks as long as you raise your hand and are given permission to leave the testing area. Individuals who do leave during the testing period will not be given extra time.

Know What the Proctors Do

The proctors ensure that the right people are admitted to take the TEAS test. They make sure that the testing process is smooth and that test-takers are not disrupted. They may restrict test-takers from bringing items into the test site, and they are also available to assist you if you have technical issues during the testing period. Individuals who have any complaints can also direct their concerns to the proctors.

Know What You Will Be Tested On

When taking the TEAS test, you must be able to demonstrate that you are ready to pursue nursing or health science studies at the postsecondary level. You can take advantage of different resources to study effectively for the TEAS test.

Study Guide Materials

This TEAS Test Study Guide includes over 200 lessons that cover all of the information on the four subtests making up the TEAS exam. You can use this resource to ensure you review all of the material you will be tested on. This course allows you to work at your own pace and access the lessons online through tablets, smart phones and computers.

Study Packages

ATI offers several study materials that you can choose to purchase. These resources include practice tests, tutorials and study manuals. They are designed to help prospective test-takers review the information that's covered on all four TEAS subtests.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills, or TEAS, is an entrance exam offered by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Keep reading to find out more about this important exam and how you can prepare for it.

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