Essential Instructions for the TEAS

Wake Tech TEAS

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Wake Tech will not post seated exam dates until further notice. We are encouraging students to take the exam online with ATI if they can.  You can view the steps on how to register for the online TEAS exam at ATI below.   You can also visit the ATI testing website atitesting.com for more information regarding taking the TEAS exam online at ATI. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR JULY 31, 2020 CLINICAL NURSING, RADIOGRAPHY AND MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS: Due to the lack of testing centers, students will be given until October 1, 2020 to submit official TEAS scores. However, students must still submit their clinical applications by the July 31, 2020 deadline. You can contact the Health Sciences Admissions and Advising team at [email protected] if you have questions.

Exam Resources
ATI TEAS Overview Handout
Helpful TEAS Preparation Links Handout

Please refer to the ATI TEAS Overview Handout for information on test content, retesting policy and other important information. 

This exam is for Wake Tech CC pre-Nursing, pre-Radiography and pre-Medical Sonography students ONLY!

Students registering for the seated exam at Wake Tech MUST be a Wake Technical Community College student applying for our Nursing, Radiography, or Medical Sonography programs.  We are NOT a testing site for other colleges and will not test for programs other than for our Radiography, Nursing, or Medical Sonography programs. Please contact the Health Sciences Admissions and Advising team at [email protected] if you have questions concerning your student status.

Students with Disabilities:  If you have a condition that may warrant special testing conditions that include but are not limited to visual, hearing, physical impairments and learning disabilities, please contact our Disability Services office at 919-866-5670 and present documentation.  If accommodations are approved, Disability Services will coordinate with the TEAS administrator to provide accommodations.  

When we offer the TEAS: We normally offer the TEAS April-July and October-January.  

TEAS Retest Policy: If you need to retake the TEAS exam, you must wait a minimum of 30 days from your last exam date to retest.  Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.  This rule applies regardless of the school the test was taken. Official copies of ALL previous ATI TEAS test scores within 3 years of the clinical application deadline are required to be on file with the college prior to taking the exam at Wake Tech.  If you plan on retesting, you will be tested on all 4 sections. We no longer offer exams with certain sections.

Sending official scores from another school or facility:  If you have taken the TEAS exam at another college or facility, you will need to send your scores directly from ATI testing.  We do not accept printed out scores.  In order to request your scores, you will visit Atitesting.com, log-in, select online store on the top, then select TEAS transcript.  We highly advise students to contact ATI testing if they need assistance with sending scores. Also, make sure the test follow the requirements below:

  • Exam was completed within 3 years of the deadline
  • Exam has all 4 sections to the test (Reading, Math, Science and English) 
  • Either ATI TEAS (version 6) or TEAS 5 
  • Only your first or second attempt in a calendar year.  If you have multiple attempts, they must be at least 30 days apart from one another. 

You are welcome to email the Health Sciences Admissions and Advising team at [email protected]  if you have questions before sending your scores.  

Scoring and Point award: TEAS points at Wake Tech are based on the Composite score, not by the Total Individual Score that is printed on score sheets.  The composite score is an average of an applicant’s reading, math, science, and English and language scores.  Applicants may take TEAS multiple times and their highest score in each area will be used in calculating the Composite score. Note that TEAS scores are reported as percentages, in decimal format (e.g., 70.5%). TEAS scores will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number (.4 or lower will be rounded down; .5 or higher will be rounded up).

Nursing Radiography Medical Sonography
  • 0%-58% Composite score= Ineligible to apply* If your score is in this category, please see a Health Sciences Advisor at the Perry Health Sciences Campus
  • 59%-70% Composite score = 0 points
  • 71%-80% Composite Score = 6 points
  • 81%-90% Composite Score = 12 points
  • 91%-100% Composite Score = 20 points
  • 0% – 62% Composite score = 0 points
  • 63%-70% Composite score = 3 points
  • 71%-80% Composite Score = 6 points
  • 81%-90% Composite Score = 12 points
  • 91%-100% Composite Score = 20 points
  • 0% – 62% Composite score = 0 points
  • 63%-70% Composite score = 3 points
  • 71%-80% Composite Score = 6 points
  • 81%-90% Composite Score = 12 points
  • 91%-100% Composite Score = 20 points

Inclement weather: In the event of inclement weather on the exam date and the college is closed, the TEAS exam date will be changed to another date and students will be notified via the email address they have listed on their ATI Testing account.  Please check the Wake Tech web page at www.waketech.edu for notices of any school closing or delays and make sure your ATI testing account has an email address that you check.

How to register for seated exam at Wake Tech:(currently, there are no seated TEAS exams offered due to COVID-19 precautions). To register for the seated TEAS exam offered at Wake Tech, please follow these step by step guide   Remember to read the Learn more section before paying and registering for an exam date.

Taking the TEAS exam online with ATI: ATI testing is now offering the TEAS exam online through them (TEAS at ATI). When you log into your your atitesting.com account, you will select online store, and then select TEAS at ATI on the left.  Students can choose either TEAS for Nursing or TEAS for Allied Health. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT LEARN MORE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM.  The learn more section will go over the technology requirements and additional important information.  If you need assistance with explaining the requirements, please contact an ATI testing customer service representative at  http://atitesting.com/contact.  

After registering: Check your email for confirmation of your exam date, and view your TEAS exam date and time carefully. Latecomers are not accepted.

All ATI TEAS exam registrations are final. EXAMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND THE EXAM DATE CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED OR CHANGED