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The ATI TEAS Exam

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields. The ATI TEAS is a required part of the application to Health Sciences programs, including the Nursing and Medical Imaging programs at Bunker Hill.

  1. Create your ATI account: go to www.atitesting.com and create a user name and password. You will need your user name and password on test day.
  2. Register for BHCC TEAS sessions using our online appointment system. Book an appointment. Please note: our sessions are posted only in our appointment system. They do not appear on the ATI website.
    Fees: BHCC Students $89.00/Non-BHCC Students $99.00.

Testing accommodations such as extended time are available for those with documented disabilities.

  • Using the registration form, select TEASàTEAS with Disability Accommodations.
  • Fill in your information.
  • Pay the registration fee ($89 for BHCC students, $99 for non-BHCC students).
  • Your request will be forwarded to BHCC’s Disability Support Services (DSS) office for review. They may reach out to you for additional documentation.
  • If you are approved for testing accommodations, you will be scheduled for testing with a proctor from DSS.
  • If you are not approved for testing accommodations, you will be referred back to the BHCC Assessment Center for scheduling in a regular TEAS session.

The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions that are formatted as both multiple-choice items with 4 answer options and alternate-type items. This includes 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes) to complete the exam.

For students testing on or after June 3, 2022 (ATI TEAS, Version 7), the number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows:

Section

Number of Questions

Time Limit

Reading

  • Key Ideas & Details – 15
  • Craft & Structure – 9
  • Integration of Knowledge & Ideas – 15
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6

45

55 minutes

Mathematics*

  • Numbers & Algebra – 18
  • Measurement & Data – 16
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4

38

57 minutes

Science

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – 18
  • Biology – 9
  • Chemistry – 8
  • Scientific Reasoning – 9
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6

50

60 minutes

English and Language Usage

  • Conventions of Standard English – 12
  • Knowledge of Language – 11
  • Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4

37

37 minutes

*An on-screen calculator is available for some questions. Hand-held calculators are not permitted without an official testing accommodation.

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam.

BHCC offers TEAS prep courses through the Community Education Department.

ATI also sells a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test, including practice tests.