TEAS Nursing Placement Testing

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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic skills in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and Langauge usage.

Successful completion of the test is a requirement for admission to the HCC Nursing Program.

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), creators of the TEAS, offers the following items to prepare for the test:

Registration and Payment

TEAS testing is available during the months of January and August. Testing at HCC is for students applying to the HCC nursing program who meet the following criteria:

  • have registered for classes in the current or next semester OR
  • have earned three units at HCC

Students who apply for admission to the nursing program for Fall 2016 may register online beginning November 15, 2015 for testing in January 2016. 

  • The total test cost is $91.
  • Payment is accepted using major credit cards. A fee will not be collected at the Test Center.
  • To register for TEAS testing at HCC, visit www.atitesting.com. Select Register for TEAS in the lower right menu.
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the testing date or when the available seats are full.

All students preparing to take the TEAS test must have an ATI account.  An account may be created by going to the ATI website, and clicking on create a new account.  For Institution Option, select Harford CC TEAS. Please be sure to include your HCC student ID number (example: H123456) in your profile page. To add your HCC student ID number to your existing profile, log-in to your ATI student home page and edit your profile.  All candidates taking the TEAS test at Harford Community College MUST have  a valid Harford student ID number in their ATI profile.

Applicants who are not HCC students or who will not be able to test during the specified times at HCC may complete the TEAS at a local PSI Test Center. To register at one of these locations, visit www.atitesting.com and select Register for TEAS with PSI.

Test Scores and Validity

Test scores will be available online after the completion of the test. You must log in to the ATI website to obtain the scores. The scores are valid for two years from the date of the test. Harford Community College will use the scores associated with the highest Adjusted Individual Score.

Students who have tested at other schools or locations can request to have their TEAS scores sent to HCC for a fee. The request should be made through the ATI store by selecting the TEAS Transcript option not later than February 15, 2016. Students are able to test and re-test once within a two-year period.

TEAS Testing

The HCC Test Center offers TEAS testing in August and January. The next TEAS testing at HCC will be in January 2016.

Monday, January 11 & 25

Wednesday, January 13, 20, & 27

Thursday, January 7, 14, 21, & 28

Friday, January 8

* Visit www.atitesting.com to register for the TEAS.     Registration will open on November 15, 2015


For questions about TEAS testing, please email testcent@harford.edu.

For questions about the nursing application process, please refer to the website: http://www.harford.edu/nursing.

Reminders for the Testing Day

  • Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the test.
  • Bring ATI username and password and HCC student ID card
  • Calculators are not allowed for TEAS testing.