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College Entrance Exams (RISE & TEAS): Health Science Placement Test (TEAS)

Find resources to prepare you for the various entrance exams administered at RCC.

What is the TEAS Test?

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an entrance exam that measures entry-level skills in four subject areas identified as important for health science students: reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.  All nursing and radiography program applicants are required to take the TEAS Test. The TEAS Test is a timed, computerized exam made up of multiple-choice questions in four sections, as follows: 

(% of Exam)
Reading (31%) Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas 53 64 minutes
Math (22%) Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Date 36 54 minutes
Science (31%) Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical Sciences, Scientific Reasoning 53 63 minutes
English & 
Language Usage (16%)
Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of
Language, Vocabulary Acquisition 
28 28 minutes
Total   170 questions 209 minutes

Prior to taking the TEAS TEST

  • Complete a BIO course prior to taking the TEAS Test.
  • Use PrepSTEP to prepare.
    • Click on 'Career Preparation' and scroll down to 'Prepare for Nursing Exams'
  • Focus your studies on topics at which you are weakest.  Example: grammar and punctuation

How do I register to take the TEAS Test at RCC?

To register for the ATI TEAS exam, please contact the RCC Admissions Department (Bldg 13) @ 272-3336.

Before exam day:  (1) log on to and create a username and password; and (2) do a test-run to prepare for test day.  Watch this video for more instructions.

Information about the exam itself:

  • The exam costs $70.00, payable by debit or credit card on the day of your exam
  • Admissions will send you and ID number approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the test
  • Your session will be proctored through remote monitoring

TEAS Test Prep on the Web

Select TEAS Test Books @ RCC