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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. 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 11, 2019 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  10/4/19 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, October 25, 2019 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  10/18/19 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, November 8, 2019 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  11/01/19 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, February 21, 2020 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  2/14/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, March 6, 2020 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2/28/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, March 20, 2020 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 3/13/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, April 3, 2020 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 3/27/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Friday, May 1, 2020 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4/24/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 5/12/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  5/27/20 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Testing Center
 Thursday, June 18, 2020 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  6/11/20 at 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.

Testing dates at Lake of the Ozarks and Jefferson City
Test date Test time Register by Location
Friday, September 27, 2019 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
9/20/19
Lake Campus
Computer Lab 113
Friday, October 11, 2019 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
10/4/19
Lake Campus
Computer Lab 113
Register for an exam at the Lake Ozarks / Jefferson City locations.

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 15 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.

Admission criteria Steps for admission

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