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Health Sciences and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): Limited On-Campus Testing and Remote Test Option

Heath Sciences and Nursing limited access program applicants have two options to take the TEAS test. Limited seating with face-to-face testing is offered at the Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay Campus Assessment Centers. A remote version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) also is available via ATI, with the information on that option available below.

The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. It's a multiple choice test designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants to post-secondary nursing and related Health Science programs. Learn more about the TEAS test, including information on preparing, by visiting test creator ATI Nursing Education's website.

TEAS test scores are required for application to several limited access health-related programs at Eastern Florida State College. Health Sciences and Nursing program applicants may take the TEAS once during an application year. Check program requirements to see if the TEAS is required and verify selection criteria for specific programs for TEAS test score requirements.

A TEAS preparation course is available through EFSC's online curriculum partner ed2go.

On-Campus TEAS Information & Scheduling

Students must be an active EFSC student to take the TEAS on campus. Intent to apply to an EFSC Limited Access program must also be demonstrated. For an on-campus test, you must create an ATI account and also use EFSC's RegisterBlast system to schedule an assessment center appointment following the details below.

All on-campus test candidates must create an ATI account. Visit the ATI website and click “Create New Account” and complete the required information. Under “Institution,” select the program as Eastern FL State College: Cocoa Health Sciences to take your TEAS test. Your TEAS test administration should be done under the generic program intent and use your Titans student email account (contact the EFSC IT Support Desk for email access assistance if needed). You can change your program intent after you take your TEAS test and when you have been accepted into a Health Science program. 

Students need to be advised that TEAS administration instructions dictate the following prohibited items during the test at the EFSC Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay Assessment Centers:

  • Food or drink (unless necessary for a documented medical condition)
  • Textbooks or reference books of any kind
  • Sunglasses, hats or a hood (discretionary allowances for religious apparel)
  • Music (CD players, MP3 players, iPods, etc.)
  • Communication devices (cell phones, pagers, PDAs, etc.)
  • External, personal calculators
  • Unscheduled breaks during the test are not permitted
On-Campus TEAS Testing Dates

The on-campus option has limited seating to allow for social distancing due to COVID restrictions. The face-to-face TEAS test fee is $90 payable at the time of registration plus a small handling fee. TEAS appointments on the Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay campuses follow this schedule:

  • Cocoa Campus Assessment Center: Monday, 1 PM & Wednesday, 4:30 PM
  • Melbourne Campus Assessment Center: Wednesday, 8:30 AM
  • Palm Bay Campus Assessment Center: Thursday, 8:30 AM
How to Make an On-Campus TEAS Appointment

On-campus TEAS testing appointments are scheduled via RegisterBlast, an online scheduling tool that is available 24/7. View RegisterBlast details and make an on-campus TEAS appointment.

EFSC TEAS Policies and Accommodations

Under the College's Test Policy, EFSC will test students who are applying to our Health Science programs only ONCE during a 12-month time period. If your program permits a second attempt, you must schedule that at another facility or via a remote test option. EFSC will not administer TEAS retests outside of the once per 12-month time period.

Students must adhere to third-party vendor cancellation and refund policies and are responsible for ensuring their devices meet minimum technical requirements.

If you have a documented disability see details on how to request accommodations and allow extra time for that separate process.

TEAS Remote Test Information, Dates and Scheduling

The TEAS test is available remotely from ATI via the Proctorio platform using your own equipment.

The Remote TEAS test schedule and fees are determined by the remote testing service. Registration and fee payment (currently $115) are handled directly at the ATI website. Review all of the information below before registering so you understand the equipment requirements and how the Proctorio virtual proctoring platform will work. After you've reviewed those first two steps, register for the remote exam. Fees are non-refundable, so choose carefully.

Step-by-Step Remote TEAS Registration and Testing Instructions

1.  Confirm your laptop or PC meets minimum technical requirements. Visit ATI's technical requirements web page to verify equipment needs. Make sure your PC or Laptop meets the minimum hardware requirements before proceeding!
•    Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external
•    Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
•    Desktop or laptop computer (NO iPads, tablets, or phones are to be used) with the
ability to download Google Chrome

2. Familiarize yourself with the Proctorio platform. ATI has partnered with Proctorio to virtually proctor assessments. Proctorio is a remote proctoring platform that uses machine learning to proctor students from wherever they may be. Be sure to watch the Student Proctorio Process Video also be sure to review the Proctorio Quick Start Guide.

3.  To schedule a Remote TEAS exam, visit the ATI Remote Test Registration site.  If you haven’t created an ATI account yet, do so now at this registration step. Enter a program you are testing for and a date range. Select the date carefully.

4. All test candidates who register for remote testing should participate in a Dry Run to test your equipment and access. The practice run should be done on the same hardware you will use when you take your remote test. To access a Dry Run:

  • Log in to your ATI student account that you will create during the remote test registration process explained below. Click “MY ATI” > “TEST”> “REMOTE PROCTORING DRY RUN."
  • Click “BEGIN.” This will launch you into Proctorio at the “BEFORE YOU BEGIN” page.
  • Select “START EXAM PRE CHECKS” and follow the steps.

5. You may print a copy of your test results to submit with your program application by using your ATI log-in credentials. Scores will be processed into your student account within 3 days of test completion.

Student questions about the on-campus or remote TEAS process can be emailed to or you can call 321-433-5938 and leave a message if needed.