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Entrance testing for the nursing course sequence

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)

Students are required to achieve a competitive score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) in order to be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Sequence. Currently, a TEAS Sixth Edition is being given. The ATI TEAS exam must be administered at Columbia College to be considered for admission.

Students may take the TEAS® at any time before the application deadline, but it is highly recommended it be taken as close as possible to finishing the prerequisite courses. Students are allowed to take the TEAS a maximum of three times.

2018 testing dates at the Main Campus

Entrance exam test dates and signup deadlines

Test date Test time Register by Location
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10 a.m.  1/16/18 by 5 p.m.  Federal Hall Computer Lab 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 1 p.m.  2/8/18 by 5 p.m.  10th Street Testing Center 
Friday, February 23, 2018 9 a.m.  2/16/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1 p.m.  2/27/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center 
Friday, March 23, 2018 9 a.m.   3/16/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
 Friday, April 20, 2018 9 a.m.  4/13/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10 a.m. 5/8/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
 Friday, June 29, 2018 9 a.m. 6/22/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Register for an exam at the Columbia, Missouri, campus.

Questions? Contact Leslie Waller at lawaller@ccis.edu or at (573) 875-7220.

2018 testing dates at the Lake Ozarks / Jefferson City locations

Entrance exam test dates and signup deadlines

Test date Test time Register by Location
Thursday, March 15, 2018 1 p.m. 3/8/18 by 5 p.m.

Jefferson City Computer Lab - Rm 11

Friday, May 18, 2018 9 a.m.  5/11/18 by 5 p.m.  Jefferson City Computer Lab - Rm 11
Friday, June 15, 2018 9 a.m.  6/8/18 by 5 p.m.  Lake Ozarks - Computer Room 113
Register for an exam at the Lake Ozarks / Jefferson City locations.

Questions? Contact Vanessa Hebrank at vkhebrank@ccis.edu or (573) 348-2166.

Register and pay

You must be a Columbia College student to register for the exam. Registrations for the TEAS  test can't be processed from a mobile device or tablet. It is not necessary to choose a testing location that coincides with where you are applying for the nursing sequence courses.

If you fail to take the exam on the scheduled date, payment cannot be refunded or used toward a later test date.

Important information

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early, as the test will start promptly.
  • Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Calculators and phones are not allowed.
  • Bring a photo ID with you or you will not be permitted to take the exam.
  • Bring your user ID and password with you to the exam.
  • Pencil and scratch paper is provided by Columbia College.
  • The test is computerized.
  • Test results may be viewed online immediately.
  • There is a non-refundable and non-transferable $60 fee charged each time you register for the exam.

Testing dates subject to change.

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