Educational Programs

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V)


As an applicant to the Professional Nursing Professional (NPRO) program, you must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V). The TEAS V is a national, standardized examination of basic learning skills. Research has shown that applicants who do well on the TEAS V are more likely to be successful in nursing school.

  • You must achieve a score of 62% or higher in order to be accepted to NPRO.
  • You will need to include a copy of your TEAS V test report showing you have attained a score of at least 62% when you submit your NPRO application package.

Testing dates and cost

Please see the TEAS V schedule and register to take the test:

The cost of TEAS V testing varies by location, when you review the schedule at the link above, select "learn more" to see the test cost at the MCTC location.

Important information

  • When registering for the TEAS V, you must use your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport). You must also use this name on your Professional Nursing (NPRO) program application materials.
  • You will need your government-issued photo ID to be admitted to the test.
  • You should plan to take the TEAS V as soon as possible. We have a limited number of seats and you may need to test again to get the 62% you need for program admission. The test takes about 4 hours to complete.
  • We allow students from other colleges to sign up to take the test at our site.
  • Some area colleges that offer the TEAS V may not allow you to test at their sites. Some colleges limit testing to their own admitted students. Also, if you are able to secure a seat at another college or at a testing center you may pay up to twice as much for the exam.
  • For more information about the TEAS V visit ATI Testing. For more information about the TEAS V, including how to register, study guides, practice tests, visit:

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