TEAS Test Overview

TEAS is short for Test of Essential Academic Skills. It’s a 4-part on-line assessment of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English.

TEAS Test Format Overview

Section Time Limit (Minutes) Number of Questions
Reading 58 48
Mathematics 51 34
Science 66 54
English and Language Use 34 34

We will accept TEAS V and/or TEAS VI (ATI TEAS).

Required Score

You will need to obtain a minimum composite score of 60 on the exam.

How Often Can the TEAS Be Taken?

You may take the TEAS test twice in any calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).

How Long are TEAS Scores Good For?

TEAS scores are valid for two years prior to the beginning of the academic year for which you are applying. ONLY SCORES TAKEN WITHIN THIS TIME FRAME WILL BE CONSIDERED. For example, if you are applying for the fall 2022 or spring 2023 term, your TEAS scores are good if taken on, or after, August 1, 2020.

Where Can I Take the TEAS Exam?

The School of Nursing will accept TEAS scores from exams taken at

TEAS Test Can Be Taken At


Fairmont State University

For more information regarding dates, times, cost, registration and process please visit the following website: 


Assessment Technologies Inc. (ATI)

Exam is taken remotely.  You will need to pay to have your score sent to Fairmont State University.  For more information visit the following website:  https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register

At Another University

Have scores sent to Fairmont State TEAS.  There is a cost to have your scores sent to Fairmont State University.