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Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for selective admissions for pre-nursing and is optional for pre-dental programs.

Registering for the TEAS test

  • When setting up your ATI account, please create a username and password that you’ll remember. You’ll need that information at your testing session.
  • In the Institution field, please select Isothermal CC TEAS.
  • In Student ID field, you must use your 7-digit ICC student ID number.
  • Remember to bring a credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS) for payment of the exam, which is $ 65.00. If you choose to request a transcript to be sent to another college it will be an additional charge of $27.00.

1. Create your account with ATI 2. Schedule an exam at the ICC

If you would like additional tips, learn what you can and cannot bring with you, or prepare for your TEAS exam, you may find additional resources at


Requirements for Second Attempt

Students taking the TEAS exam at Isothermal Community College are granted two attempts per year, with a mandatory 30-day waiting period between attempts.  We highly recommend that students utilize TEAS exam preparation resources before proceeding with their second attempt.

How to prepare for your exam

The ATI TEAS website has a variety of resources that are available to testers to help prepare and practice for the TEAS test.

ATI Testing

Learn what to bring, subject matter, and everything you need to know from ATI Testing.

TEAS Exam Details


LearningExpress Library is available to all Isothermal students using their campus login. Once on the LearningExpress homepage search for “teas” to find the study material and practice tests. You will need to set up a LearningExpress login to use the materials and track your progress. If you have trouble with your campus login, contact the Help Desk. If you have other problems, contact the Library. The Library also has copies of the official TEAS study manual on Reserve for a one-week checkout. If you do not already have an Isothermal library card, please bring a picture ID to sign up for one. 

Learning Express Library   Help Desk   Library Services

College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness is offering a free ATI TEAS exam prep course. This course will go over reading skills and strategies, math, and science of the human body. This course can be done at the convenience of your own home. Private tutoring is also available by their staff.

Contact Barbara Callahan at 828-395-1631 (leave a message) or to register.


Testing with accommodations

Accommodations may be available to testers with documented disabilities.

Testers who want to take the test at Isothermal Community College Testing Center must contact the Counselor and Student Advocacy Coordinator to request accommodations. Call 828-395-4136 or email  for more information.

Accommodations may also be available for the At-Home ATI proctored option and the PSI Test Center option. Testers using these options should not contact the college, you will need to contact ATI or PSI for additional information.

Testing with accommodations at ATI

Contact for information

Advising and Success Center
Student Center, Room 32
Office: 828-395-1436

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.