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

2018 testing dates at the Main Campus

Test date Test time Register by Location
Friday, August 10, 2018 9 a.m. 8/3/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, August 24, 2018 9 a.m. 8/17/18 by 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
 Friday, October 26, 2018 9 a.m. 10/19/18 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

Test date Test time Register by Location
Friday, May 18, 2018 9 a.m. 5/11/18 by 5 p.m. Jefferson City Computer Lab - Room 11
Friday, June 15, 2018 9 a.m. 6/8/18 by 5 p.m. Lake Ozarks - Computer Room 113
Friday, September 14, 2018 9 a.m. 9/7/18 by 5 p.m. Jefferson City Computer Lab - Room 11
Friday, September 28, 2018 9 a.m. 9/21/18 by 5 p.m. Lake Ozarks - Computer Room 113
Friday, October 12, 2018 9 a.m. 10/5/18 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 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 times. 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.

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