The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) is used as a pre-admission test for the McHenry County College Nursing Program. No other nursing preadmission exam scores will be considered.
Print and keep these handy instruction sheets for your reference:
The next TEAS sessions at McHenry County College will be in the Testing Center, Room A245, with a maximum of 8 seats per session. The dates are:
For the February 2016 Sessions
Start taking appointments Monday, February 1. Registration deadline Friday, February 19 at 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, February 25, at noon.
- Saturday, February 27 at 8 a.m.
For the March 2016 Sessions
Start taking appointments Monday, February 15. Registration deadline Friday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 11, at noon.
- Monday, March 14 at noon
- Create an account at the ATI website to get your TEAS® testing ID number. Note: You will find Create an Account in the upper right corner of the page. Do not attempt to register for a test. Simply create an account, select McHenry County College as your institution and print out the page with your ID number.
- Schedule your exam » starting February 1, 2016.
- The cost for the TEAS® is $68.50.
Any other details I need to know about?
- The above-mentioned dates are open to MCC students only at this time
- It is the student’s responsibility to register for the exam
- Late registrations will not be allowed
- There will be NO REFUNDS once the student has registered
- You cannot withdrawal or cancel your registration for the TEAS
- If you arrive late you will not be permitted to take the TEAS and will forfeit your registration fee
- There is an optional ten minute break during this time period. Students who are late returning from break will not be allowed to continue the test. Students may leave once the fourth exam is complete.
- A current, signed government-issued photo ID to testing. The only acceptable IDs are:
- driver’s license
- government or state ID card
- military ID
- alien residency (green) card
If you don’t have driver's license or state ID, you can obtain one at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Your MCC ID number
- Your ATI username and password
- Two sharpened #2 pencils
Late arrivals will not be allowed to take the exam and will not receive a refund of the $55 fee.
Other Important Testing Information
- Failure to bring a your ATI username and password will invalidate your test appointment
- Anyone without proper identification will not be allowed to test
- Late arrivals will not be allowed to test
- No food or drinks are permitted during the exam
- Personal calculators are not allowed
- Please leave personal belongings and cellphones in your vehicles, if possible
- The TEAS® is comprised of four individual exams in the following areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English.
- Four hours to five hours are allotted for the actual testing.
- Online format using the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, L.L.C.) website
- Proctored, timed assessment format (which means you cannot go back or review previously answered questions. Skipped questions will counted as incorrect).
- To do well on the TEAS®, you should have completed most of the supportive courses, especially the science courses, prior to testing.