The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These entry level skills were deemed most appropriate for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing educators. A passing TEAS score is a requirement for admission into our Nursing Program.

TEAS Test Preparation Class

Summer 2016 - May 24 - July 14

The Teas Test Preparation Class is an intensive review for students preparing for the exam. The class will cover all four sections of the Standard Test of Essential Academics: Reading, Math, Science and English Language over an eight week period. For tuition and registration information go to:

TEAS Test Preparation Class Registration

When can I take the TEAS at TRCC?

All TEAS tests must be taken and received by 2/1/2016 with a minimum 53.3% score to be eligible for the upcoming 2016/2017 admission cycle.

Where can I take the TEAS?

You can take the TEAS test anywhere it is offered as long as it is version V (5.0) and you have your scores sent directly to your school of first choice.

How do I schedule the TEAS test?

To view available test dates and schedule the TEAS test you must create an account at www.atitesting.com.

When you set up your account, please indicate Three Rivers as your Institution and use your Connecticut Community College ID number (ex. @01234567) as the Student/Employee ID.  This will ensure your ability to register for the Connecticut Community College test sites as well as properly matching your test score with your student record.

Please check the ATI website frequently for other Connecticut Community College test dates as well as for new TEAS dates for Three Rivers. We will add dates as our sessions fill up. All registrations for TEAS must be done through the ATI website

NOTE: It may take 1-2 business days for the test to appear on the ATI website. It will say SOLD OUT if it is full. If you do not see the date that fits your schedule, check back for availability.

Seating is limited to 20 testers. You must register for this test at least 2 days (48 hours) prior to the test date. All future dates will be posted here and on the ATI website as soon as they are available.


Please check local listings or the Weather Building Updates on the TRCC home page for cancellations and delays due to inclement weather. If TRCC is closed your TEAS test date will be rescheduled. If TRCC is open your test will occur as scheduled. If you do not attend your test date, you must contact ATI to purchase another.

What is the test format?

It is a computerized self-paced test limited to 209 minutes. Four-option multiple-choice test that includes 170 scored multiple-choice questions divided into:

READING (58 minutes with 48 questions)

  • paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions

MATH (51 minutes with 34 questions)

  • whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion

SCIENCE (66 minutes with 54 questions)

  • science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles, and general science

ENGLISH and LANGUAGE USAGE (34 minutes with 34 questions)

  • punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling

Where can I study for the test and take a practice test?

Timed Practice TEAS

Practice TEAS

What version of the test is acceptable?

We accept TEAS® test version V (5.0) for admission into the CT-CCNP. Previous versions of the TEAS will no longer be administered at CT-CCNP test sites.

What is the cost to take the TEAS test?

The cost to take the TEAS® is $50.00. Payments are made directly to ATI via their website when you register for the test. Debit and credit cards are the only form of payment accepted. 

There is a non-refundable Three Rivers' Administration teas testing fee of $15 per test session for all Connecticut Community College examinees and $35 for non-Connecticut Community College examinees.  Credit card, check or money order payable to: Three Rivers Community College.

The Three Rivers' Administration Teas Testing Payment Form must be submitted to the test administrator on the day of the test.

What is considered passing?

An adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher is considered passing for admission into the CT-CCNP’s nursing program. A passing TEAS score does not guarantee admission. Test scores are valid for three years. Older versions will not be accepted.

How many times can I take the TEAS?

You can take the TEAS as many times as you like. You must pay for each test and have your scores sent to your school of first choice. We will only consider your highest score.

What you need the day of the test?

  • PHOTO ID: You MUST show a PHOTO ID or you will NOT be allowed to test.
  • Connecticut Community College (CT-CC) Student Number (@01234567).
  • #2 wooden pencils (recommended) scrap paper will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Calculators, food & drinks, pens & mechanical pencils are NOT PERMITTED during the test.

Click here for sample questions and to read more about taking the TEAS (PDF)

TESTERS are asked to please limit the use of cologne and perfume while in the testing room or you may be asked to re-schedule your test.