TEAS-Test of Essential Academic Skills

COCC will administer the TEAS exam in-person and online for the Fall 2023 application year. Reservations for COCC-administered TEAS exams will open December 7, 2022 at 9am. See details below for dates and reservation instructions.

ABOUT THE TEAS EXAM

The ATI Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a required exam for students applying to COCC's Nursing Program. The purpose of the TEAS examination is to assess an examinee's overall academic preparedness for a health science program.  Every few years the TEAS content outline is reviewed to ensure that it is up to date for its intended use with nursing and allied health program applicant populations. 

What should I do to prepare for the ATI TEAS?

To aid your preparation for the ATI TEAS, Version 7, ATI TEAS offers both free resources and resources for purchase.

Can I take the TEAS more than once?

You may take the exam up to two times the first year you are eligible and plan to apply to the program. After your initial application to the nursing program, you can take the exam once per application year going forward. If you applied last year or before, under the previous twice lifetime limit, you will have one exam per application year. 

What are my options for completing the ATI TEAS exam?

There are four ways to take the TEAS exam: in person through COCC; online through COCC; in person through a PSI National Testing Center; or online through ATI (the organization that manages the TEAS exam). For details about each option, see below:

  • TEAS in person through COCC

    Proctored by COCC staff on the Bend Campus

    COCC offers limited in person TEAS on the Bend Campus. 

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

    Reserve your appointment and pay the $68 exam fee 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 exam date, you will need to reschedule and pay the exam fee again.
    • Students should arrive 15 minutes early to the exam for check-in. Students arriving late to the exam will not be allowed participate on this day and will not be refunded their exam fee.

    For more information about testing on campus, click here

  • TEAS online through COCC

    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 exam date through COCC, and pay the $68 COCC exam 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 exam date, you will need to reschedule and pay the exam 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 online through ATI

    Proctored by ATI

  • TEAS in person through a PSI National Testing Center 

    Proctored by PSI National Testing Center

    COCC accepts TEAS official transcripts from approved PSI National Testing Centers. For official information on how to schedule a TEAS exam with PSI. Exam fees at PSI National Testing Centers are set by PSI; please contact PSI for information about their fees.

    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

COCC Proctored TEAS exam Dates

Reservations will open December 7, 2022 at 9am- Reserve your appointment and pay the $68 exam fee by calling Admissions & Records - Cashier: 541-383-7229.

Date Time & Location Type/Method
Friday, February 17, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, March 3, 2023 10am, Bend Campus- Cascades Hall 240A (check-in 15 min. prior) In-Person
Friday, March 17, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, April 7, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, April 21, 2023 10am, Bend Campus- Cascades Hall 240A (check-in 15 min. prior) In-Person
Friday, May 5, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, May 26, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, June 2, 2023 10am, Bend Campus- Cascades Hall 240A (check-in 15 min. prior) In-Person
Friday, June 9, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote
Friday, June 16, 2023 10am via Remote COCC Proctor  Remote

What if I have accommodated testing needs?

Use the following steps to arrange for an accommodated exam:

  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 exam session with the COCC Cashiers on any COCC campus, or by calling (541) 383-7229.
  3. Submit the TEAS Accommodated exam Request form with an attached copy of your SSD Accommodations letter for the  TEAS exam (these documents must be submitted together) to CAP Services two weeks before the exam date.
  4. Please submit both documents for each exam session for which you would like accommodations. For example, if you are taking the exam twice, please submit a form for each session.

Exam DETAILS

The exam consists of four parts, listed below with the number of exam 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 pre-test questions