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TEAS-Test of Essential Academic Skills

ABOUT THE TEAS EXAM

The TEAS is a required test for students applying to COCC's Nursing Program. The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. These entry-level skills were deemed important for health science program applicants by a panel of subject matter experts. ATI Testing Website.

What should I do to prepare for the ATI TEAS?

You can prepare for the TEAS with several resources including the Official 2020-2021 ATI TEAS Study Manual, now available for purchase. You can also visit the ATI website for practice assessments and a helpful study package.

Can I take the TEAS more than once?

Students may take the exam up to two times the first year they apply to the program. After the initial application to
the nursing program, students can take the test once per application year going forward. If you applied last year or
before, under the previous twice lifetime limit, you will have one test per application year. 

Students who take the test for the second time need to be able to log in to their ATI testing account prior to arriving at the test.

What are my options for completing the ATI TEAS exam?

There are a few ways to register for a TEAS exam.  COCC holds limited in person and remote events.  The TEAS test developer (ATI) offers a variety of dates and times through the PSI National Testing site, and a remotely proctored option.  For details about each option, see below:

TEAS Remote

Proctored by ATI

  • This is an online method for taking the TEAS exam – proctored by ATI.
  • You must register for a test date and pay the test fee through ATI. Registration and important information here.

TEAS Remote

Proctored by COCC staff

COCC will continue to offer the ATI TEAS exam remotely, such as from your home computer or laptop.  

Planning for your remote TEAS exam:

  • Contact Admissions and Records to schedule into a remote test date through COCC, and pay the test fee. (Online registration for this option is not available)- 541-383-7229
  • Approximately one week prior to your scheduled remote TEAS exam, COCC will send a detailed email (sent to your COCC email) with information about your exam. Please read the entire email as there is important information regarding your exam.
  • Find critical information about the TEAS Online Exam here
  • Please Note: There are no refunds for cancellations or rescheduled exams. If you miss your scheduled remote test date, you will need to reschedule and pay the test fee again.

You must be an admitted COCC student and have taken at least one class at COCC within the last year to sign up for the exam.

If you have not taken a class at COCC within the last year, you will be required to update your COCC application prior to scheduling an exam. Your application can be updated at Returning COCC Student Application. (You will not be charged a new application fee.)

TEAS In-Person

Proctored by PSI National Testing Center

COCC accepts TEAS official transcripts from approved PSI National Testing Center.   For official information on how to schedule a TEAS exam with PSI.

Students who may be eligible for accommodations must contact the remote testing site to determine eligibility and arrange accommodations.  For information about COCC’s receipt of official transcripts, contact Welcome@cocc.edu

TEAS In-Person

Proctored by COCC staff Bend Campus

COCC offers limited in person TEAS exam on the Bend Campus. 

Please book early to reserve a test date, as these appointments are available on a first come, first served basis and seating is limited.

Reserve your appointment by calling Admissions & Records - Cashier: 541-383-7229.

You must be an admitted COCC student and have taken at least one class at COCC within the last year to sign up for the exam.

If you have not taken a class at COCC within the last year, you will be required to update your COCC application prior to scheduling an exam. Your application can be updated at Returning COCC Student Application. (You will not be charged a new application fee.)

Students who wish to access accommodations must meet with the office of disability services to establish appropriate accommodations. 

  • Please Note: There are no refunds for cancellations or rescheduled exams. If you miss your scheduled remote test date, you will need to reschedule and pay the test fee again.
  • Students should arrive 15 minutes early for the test for check-in. Students arriving late to the test will not be allowed to test on this day and will not be refunded their test fee.

For more information about testing on campus, click here

COCC Proctored TEAS Test Dates

Type/Method Time & Location Date
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 2/24/22
In Person 10:00 AM at Bend Campus - Cascades Hall 240A (check in 15 minutes prior) Thurs, 3/10/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 3/24/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 4/7/22
In Person 10:00 AM at Bend Campus - Cascades Hall 240A (check in 15 minutes prior) Thurs, 4/21/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 5/12/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 5/19/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 5/26/22
Remote 10:00 AM via Remote COCC Proctor Thurs, 6/2/22

What if I have accommodated testing needs?

Use the following steps to arrange for an accommodated test:

  1. Plan to meet with the COCC Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) staff early to determine your eligibility for a testing accommodation.
  2. Reserve a spot in your preferred test session with the COCC Cashiers on any COCC campus, or by calling (541) 383-7229.
  3. Submit the TEAS Accommodated Test Request form with an attached copy of your SSD Accommodations letter for TEAS Testing (these documents must be submitted together) to CAP Services before the test reservation deadline.
  4. Please submit both documents for each test session for which you would like accommodations. For example, if you are taking the test twice, please submit a form for each session.

TEST DETAILS

The test consists of four parts, listed below with the number of test questions and the time allowed for each section.

Content Area

Subjects

Number of Questions

Time limit

Reading

Key Ideas and Details

Craft & Structure

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

53

64 minutes

Math

Number & Algebra

Measurement & Data

36

54 minutes

Science

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Life & Physical Sciences

Scientific Reasoning

53

63 minutes

English & Language Usage

Conventions of Standard English

Knowledge of Language

Vocabulary Acquisition

28

28 minutes

Total  

170*

209 minutes (3 hours, 29 minutes)

*There are 20 unscored pretest questions