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 only 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 Spring 2017 may register online beginning July 1, 2016 for testing in August 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. TEAS scores sent via paper copy or attached with the application form will not be accepted. Students are able to test and re-test once within a two-year period.

TEAS Testing

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

* Visit www.atitesting.com to register for the TEAS.     Registration will open on July 1, 2016

TEAS V Testing Schedule
August 2016

Monday- (4p.m.-8p.m.)
August 8
August 15
August 22 

Wednesday- (11a.m.- 3 p.m.)
August 10
August 17
August 24

Thursday- (4 p.m.-8p.m.)
August 11
August 18
August 25

Friday- (11a.m.- 3 p.m.)
August 26


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.

beginning August 31, 2016

          HCC offers TEAS V in August 2016. Those students who will not be able to take TEAS V at HCC in August 2016 will have to take the new ATI-TEAS at a different location beginning August 31, 2016. To take the new ATI TEAS at a different location, log-in to your ATI account and choose the option Register for TEAS with PSI. Ensure that you declare Harford CC TEAS or Harford Community College as the recipient of your scores during registration.

In order to prepare for the new ATI-TEAS test that will be taken on August 31 and after at a different testing location, you may use the ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th edition. This is accessible through the ATI store.

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.