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. However, 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. There is a TEAS® Study Guide available on the ATI website .

TEAS® test dates at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO
Test date Test time Register by Location
Friday, October 30, 2020 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 10/23/20 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. 11/10/20 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 12/29/20 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Friday, February 19, 2021 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2/12/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2/23/21 at 5 p.m. Virtual
Thursday, March 18, 2021 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3/11/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Thursday, April 8, 2021 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 4/1/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Thursday, April 27, 2021 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 4/20/21 at 5 p.m. Virtual
Friday, May 7, 2021 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4/30/21 at 5 p.m. Virtual
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 5/11/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Friday, June 4, 2021 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 5/28/21 at 5 p.m. Virtual
Thursday, June 17, 2021 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 6/10/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Friday, July 9, 2021 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7/2/21 at 5 p.m. 10th St Testing Center
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7/13/21 at 5 p.m. Virtual
Register for an exam at the Columbia, Missouri, campus

Questions? Contact the Nursing department at Nursing@CCIS.edu or at (573) 875-7220.

Testing dates at Lake of the Ozarks location
Test date Test time Register by Location
Friday, August 28, 2020 9 a.m.  8/21/20 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113
Friday, September 18, 2020 9 a.m.  9/11/20 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113
Friday, October 23, 2020 9 a.m.  10/16/20 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113 
Friday, November 6, 2020 9 a.m.  10/30/20 at 5 p.m.  Virtual - Proctorio
Friday, November 20, 2020 9 a.m. 11/13/20 at 5 p.m. Lake location/Room 113
Saturday, November 21, 2020 9 a.m. 11/16/20 at 5 p.m. Virtual - Proctorio
Saturday, December 5, 2020 9 a.m.  11/30/20 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113 
Register for an exam at the Lake Ozarks location

Questions? Contact Dana Davis at DWDavis@ccis.edu or (573) 348-2166.

Register and pay

You must be a fully admitted 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. A calculator is embedded in the exam. 
  • Bring a photo ID with you or you will not be permitted to take the exam.
  • Bring your ATI user ID and password with you to the exam.
  • Pencil and scratch paper are provided by Columbia College.
  • The test is computerized. There are four sections and each section is timed. Allow at least 3 1/2 hours for exam. 
  • 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.