Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)
The TEAS® is an assessment product of Academic Testing, Inc (ATI). The WCU School of Nursing Undergraduate Pre-licensure BSN program uses applicant performance on the ATI, in addition to the Verbal/Critical Reading SAT and current collegiate grade point average, to rank applicants. The Acceleratd BSN program uses performance on the ATI, cumulative undergraduate grade point average, resume, cover letter and the interview score to rank applicants.
WCU tests using TEAS Version V (5.0). ATI provides TEAS study preparation material. Visit the ATI TEAS preparation materials website for complete details. You are encouraged to review this information. TEAS test preparation
materials are also available through Mometrix.
While ATI permits repeat administration of the TEAS V exam, the School of Nursing will allow applicants to take the TEAS exam only one time during an application cycle. An application cycle is defined as the day following the previous program admission cycle's deadline and the new application deadline. The two application cycles are defined as: February 2 - July 15 (Spring application) and July 16 - February 1 (Fall application).
The School of Nursing will accept your score if you took the TEAS V prior to the beginning
of the application cycle during which you are applying. If you have taken the TEAS
V prior to the beginning of the application cycle and choose to repeat the exam in
an attempt to improve your score, you must take an alternate version. ATI makes available
two versions of the TEAS V, referred to as "Schedule A" and "Schedule B". For example,
if you previously took Schedule A, you will now need to take Schedule B. Applicants must take the TEAS exam by the application deadline.
For more information about TEAS admissions guidelines and application deadlines, please contact Dr. Jessica Shirley, Director of Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for TEAS® Administration
For BSN and ABSN applicants, the TEAS will be administered by the WCU Continuing Education Department on the Cullowhee campus. The exam cost through the WCU Continuing Education Department is $85. To review dates and make a reservation, visit the WCU Testing Center's exam dates webpage.
The TEAS does not need to be taken at WCU however, if taken off campus, students must still adhere to our testing guidelines. Students wishing to take the TEAS exam off-campus are encouraged to contact their local university, community college or testing center (i.e., Prometric or Sylvan). Students may also arrange to take the exam through PSI Exams Online. Exams arranged through PSI can typically be scheduled and proctored through a local testing center. The exam cost through PSI is $110. Scores are available within 72 hours after completing the exam. If registering with PSI, please schedule your test date at least 3 days in advance of the application deadline. For more information, please visit PSI Exams Online.