CHHS Student Success Center

TEAS Admissions Test: B.S. Nursing Prelicensure

Students may take the TEAS admission assessment FOUR total times; however you may only take it once during each testing administration period.

  • The Fall Test Administration Period is August 1 – December 1
  • The Spring Test Administration Period is February 1 – June 17

You must take the TEAS within the test administration period. If you take the TEAS after the test administration period, the score will not be accepted. You must register to take the TEAS well in advance. Your TEAS Score is valid for 5 years. 

If you have taken the TEAS multiple times, we will use the highest score achieved in the selection process for admitting students into the Pre-Licensure nursing program at UNCW. Specifically, we will use the “Adjusted Individual Total Score”. Contact your School of Nursing Advisor for further clarification.

Testing at a non-UNCW testing center: You may take the TEAS at another testing center. If you choose to do this, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are taking the correct version of the TEAS and that UNCW Testing Services receives your official scores via ATI Testing prior to the end of the test administration period. If you take the TEAS at another testing center and UNCW Testing Services does not receive your score prior to the last day of the test administration period, the score will not be accepted. Some testing centers charge more for the TEAS, and require that scores be sent to their testing center (resulting in scores not being sent to UNCW). In which case, you would be charged an additional fee to have scores sent to UNCW.

TEAS:

The cost of the TEAS at UNCW is $100.00 (non-refundable) payable in advance. 

Group Testing is ONLY for UNCW students and will be offered on the following dates:

  • For FIRST TIME TESTERS ONLY on April 13th at 8:30am and on April 20th at 1:00pm. The cost of this group test at UNCW is $80.00 (non-refundable) payable in advance.
  • For RETAKE ONLY TESTERS on April 26th at 1:00pm. The cost of this group test at UNCW is $100.00 (non-refundable) payable in advance.

The TEAS Admission Assessment is approximately 3.5 hours and covers the following:

  • Mathematics – Calculators are NOT allowed.
  • English and Language Usage
  • Reading
  • Science

Register to take the TEAS well in advance to ensure that you can take it within the test administration period.

Study Materials:

UNCW Testing Services:

Contact the UNCW Testing Services to schedule an appointment.

  • Spaces fill up quickly, so it is important that students reserve their spot early.
  • You will be asked to give your UNCW Student ID during registration, however, if you are not currently a UNCW student, please type in any 9 numbers (can be all 0’s). 
  • To take tests administered by University Testing Services, you must show a valid ID including picture and signature. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, passport, or active military ID. 
  • If you registered with accommodations, you must call the UNCW Testing Services office first.
  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • UNCW Testing Services is located in DePaolo Hall: (910) 962-7444.