The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an aptitude test that is used as one component for selecting students for admission to the competitive Nursing and Allied Health programs.
For complete information about applying to our Nursing and Allied Health programs, please visit the Health Sciences Department webpage: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/academics/health-sciences/how-to-apply.

The TEAS exam is administered twice a year, in February - March for the Fall Licensed Practical Nurse, Radiologic Technology, and Registered Nurse program; and September - October for the Spring Registered Nurse evening program. Students applying to these programs MUST take the TEAS at RCC. Results from other test sites are not accepted.

The next application deadline for the Nursing program at RCC is October 15th, 2014.

Click here to request an appointment for a TEAS exam . You must click on the link below to request a specific date and time. A confirmation will be emailed to you after you submit your request.

The cost of the TEAS exam at RCC is $65.00. Payment is due on test day, and must be paid with a money order or personal check.

Test Content

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test will assess your abilities in Math, Reading, English and Science. The test is computerized and will be administered online via the internet and takes about three and half (3 1/2) hours to complete. There are four sections and each section is timed as follows:

  • Reading: 42 questions – 58 minutes
  • Math: 30 questions – 51 minutes
  • Science: 48 questions – 66 minutes
  • English and Language: 30 questions – 34 minutes

Study Materials

Study guides for the TEAS V are available in the RCC Library.

Study guides are also available from ATI Nursing Education at https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.aspx .