Testing Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam

TEAS Test Preparation

Study Guides may be purchased from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) at www.atitesting.com, or are available in the library (for a 3 day checkout).

Registering for the TEAS

A $70 testing fee is required prior to testing. You may pay by phone at (409) 882-3371 or in person or at the Cashier's Office located on the third floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library building. You must request a receipt. This receipt MUST be presented at the testing center upon testing.

Contact the Testing Center to schedule time and date for your TEAS to be administered.

Start times for exams are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

LSCO nursing programs do not accept the remote proctored TEAS entrance test through ATI.  TEAS entrance exam must be taken in a testing center with an in-person proctor.  

TEAS Check-in Requirements

Picture ID is mandatory. The test administrator is required to verify identification by visually inspecting your identification. Test security procedures mandate the positive identification of examinees prior to beginning the exam. The test administrator is required to deny admission to any person who cannot be positively identified.

Arrive at the Testing Center located on the first floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library building approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

TEAS General Information

The TEAS consists of reading comprehension, math, science, and language skills. Each section is timed with one minute and fifteen seconds per question. Allow three and a half hours for the exam.

4 function calculator is embedded within the exam.

TEAS Score Reports

Your test scores are available immediately after completing the exam. Please print two (2) copies, one for our records and one for your records. 

You must achieve a score of 58.7% on reading comprehension, 58.7% on language skills, 58.7% on math, and 58.7% on science to be eligible for consideration in the Vocational Nursing program. The test may be repeated after 3 days with unlimited attempts if necessary.

Contact Info


For more information, please contact:

Vocational Nursing Program Director: (409) 882-3308
LSCO Cashier's Office: (409) 882-3371
LSCO Testing Center: (409) 882-3330

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