Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

At a Glance

Hours Available

All assessment centers are closed on college-wide holidays.

Assessment offices close at 5pm Dec 17-20

Winter Park closed 8am-12pm on January 4

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM -2 PM
Fridays: 9 AM - 1 PM

Walk-in basis at East, West, and Osceola campuses (view Note below)

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM -2 PM 
Fridays: 9 AM - 1 PM

Note: Offered on the Lake Nona, Poinciana and Winter Park Campuses by appointment only.

Retake Wait Period

30 days (May take on the 31st day) 
Maximum of 3 times in 12 months; this includes tests taken at other institutions. Number of attempts is calculated from the anniversary of your first attempt.

Test Fees

Valencia Student- $65 per test
Non-Valencia Student- $85 per test

Valencia's Payment Method

*Prices subject to change

Time Required

209 minutes

**Testing for other institutions is allowed. However, any test scores that do not meet Valencia’s testing policy (above) will NOT be valid for Valencia Health Science admission. Students are advised to get approval from their institutions before testing at Valencia.

Technical difficulties inherent with the internet, software or transmission may occur during your testing experience and are unpredictable. If unexpected technical difficulties occur, a proctor will make every attempt to promptly resume your assessment. Extended delays in testing may require rescheduling.


About the ATI TEAS

For information regarding theATI TEAS, please review the content changes.

Valencia Health Sciences information and website

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required to enter most Health Sciences programs.

The ATI TEAS is a computerized test consisting of 170 multiple choice questions with a time limit of 209 minutes for the test.

  • Reading contains 53 questions and is timed at 64 minutes
  • Mathematics contains 36 questions and is timed at 54 minutes
  • Science contains 53 questions and is timed at 63 minutes
  • English and Language Usage contains 28 questions and is timed for 28 minute.

TEAS Instructions

To take the test in the Assessment Center, please follow the steps below:
Create a log in at ATItesting.com

  • Click on ”Create an account”
  • Follow prompts
  • For  Institution select: Valencia College ADN
  • Create a user name and password
  • Do NOT select a test, the Assessment Center will load the test for you
  • You’ll need to remember or have the user ID and password you created on the date of the test, so you may want to write it down.

Pay for the test:
You must pay the TEAS fee every time you take the test.

  • Bring a Valencia College id or current and original government issued photo ID
  • You will be given a referral at the Assessment Center to take to the business office
  • Pay for the test at the business office
  • Payments are non refundable, we suggest you pay on the same day you plan to take the test.

Test Day (The test takes approximately 3.5 hours)

  • Bring a Valencia College id or current and original government issued photo ID
  • The Assessment Center will provide pencils and unlimited scratch paper
  • Take the test in the Assessment Center

The TEAS test is always proctored as a package, you cannot take specific sections of the test.
You will receive a copy of your scores immediately after testing.
Your TEAS scores will be entered into your Valencia Account immediately after testing.
The Assessment Center does NOT set the minimum scores needed for any Health Sciences programs. To know what the scores needed for your program, please contact the Health Sciences department or attend their Health Sciences Information Session. For more information about Health Sciences please visit their website.


TEAS Testing Policies

  • Testing candidates are required to follow the rules of the assessment lab.
  • Any infraction of the rules will be considered cheating, and you will be dismissed from the test.

TEAS Retake Policy

  • The test may be taken 3 times in a 12 month rolling period; this includes tests taken at other institutions.
  • You must wait a minimum of 30 days before retaking the test. You may take the test on the 31st day.

TEAS Transcripts

If you would like to transfer scores from tests taken at Valencia College, go to the ATI testing online store, click on TEAS/Discover Transcripts. You will be asked to fill out a form. The scores will be sent electronically.

Valencia will accept your previous ATI TEAS scores from another institution. You may request your scores by going to ATI online stores. Please make sure your scores are sent to Valencia College (Valencia ADN).

**Please note, Valencia cannot provide official scores for this test. All requests must be done through ATItesting.com