Harper College


The TEAS Test is available for Harper College students only. The TEAS test is used for entrance in the Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing Certificate, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiologic Technology programs. It is the student's responsibility to adhere to each program's admission requirements, which are subject to change.

The TEAS test is a computer-based test that contains four sections: Reading, Math, Science and English & Language Usage. 

  • The Reading section assesses key ideas & details, craft & structure, and integration of knowledge & ideas.
  • The Math section measures mathematical problem solving which will include algebra, measurement, and data.
  • The Science section tests knowledge in biology, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and scientific and reasoning. 
  • The English & Language Usage section tests knowledge in conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquistion.

The maximum standard test time allowed for the entire test is 209 minutes. For students that receive test accommodations such as extended time on a test, please refer to the "TEAS Testing with Accommodations" section for below. 

Exam registration, payment and taking the exam all occurs directly through the ATI website (ATI is the "parent company" of the TEAS test). Below are the steps for taking a TEAS Test from start to finish. 

Step 1 - Create an ATI Account. There are 7 Steps in the process of creating an ATI Testing account. Most of the steps are biographical questions, but all of them are critical to ensuring Harper can match your scores to your student account. For Step 5, choose Harper College AH (the "AH" stands for Allied Health) as your "Institution." This will ensure your scores are automatically received by Harper. More information about how to create an account can be found here

Registration Note: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you select Harper College AH as your receiving institution when creating your ATI account. One free transcript is included in your ATI TEAS exam registration and this will ensure that Harper receives your scores after you take the test. 

Step 2 - Choose Where you Want to Test. You will have 3 choices for locations where you can test.

  • TEAS at Institution or "Through my institution or testing center" which would involve testing at the Harper College Testing Center (or another participating institution that allows community proctoring) at a scheduled date and time. 
  • PSI which is at a 3rd party testing center that is likely located in the community.
  • TEAS at ATI or ATI (Remote proctored by ATI) which would allow you to test at home / remotely using your own laptop or desktop computer. These exams are offered at specific dates and times. Technology requirements for testing online can be found here.

Step 3 - Register and Pay for the exam. The TEAS test costs $120.00, per attempt. Click "Continue Registration" at the bottom of the Registration screen, even if you're not purchasing any additional score reports. 


Below are the requirements needed on test day. PLEASE NOTE: You will need all of the items below regardless of whether you plan to test online/at-home or on-campus in the Harper College Testing Center. 

  • Photo ID: To be admitted to your testing session, you will need to present government issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or green card.
    • You will not be admitted to the test if you do not have your ID or if your ID does not meet the following requirements:
      • Government issued
      • Current photograph
      • Examinee signature
      • Permanent address
      • Please note: a credit card photo, temporary license or student ID does not meet these criteria.
  • ATI log-in information: Please bring your ATI log-in information. You will need to create a student account at www.atitesting.com prior to test day (this was most likely done during registration) and have your log-in information with you. Test takers who do NOT have the ATI username and password will not be able to take the exam.
  • Two #2 sharpened pencils.

A four-function, drop-down calculator is built into the exam (multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division).


Test-takers seeking test accommodations must have their test accommodations plan approved by the Harper College Access & Disability Services office. Here’s the step-by-step process that’s needed in order to test with accommodations:

  1. Follow the steps above in the "TEAS Test Registration,Payment, and Scheduling" section for creating a TEAS test account.  
  2. Schedule a time to review your test accommodations plan with the Access & Disability Services office. Email ads@harpercollege.edu  to schedule.  PLEASE NOTE – the review of your accommodation plan must occur at least 30 days prior to when you plan to take the test.
  3. TEAS/ATI will send you an email confirmation that your approved accommodations have been added to the exam you purchased, and that you are now cleared to test with those accommodations.

For more information about TEAS testing with accommodations, please refer to ATI's test accommodation resource webpage

You are allowed to take the TEAS test as many times as you would like, but there may be a "cool down" period between attempts, depending on how you would like to test.

  • Remote/online TEAS Tests require 14-day period between attempts. 
  • In-Person TEAS Tests do not have a required period between attempts. 

You'll need to register and pay for each attempt using the step-by-step directions above. 

With each TEAS test attempt, you will receive one complimentatry TEAS score report that can be sent to the institution of your choice. For information on how to submit your complimentary score report to Harper College, please refer to the TEAS "How to submit ATI/TEAS transcript" webpage. 

You may send your TEAS score reports to as many institutions as you'd like, but each additional score report will cost $29.99. For more information on sending additional score reports, please refer to the TEAS/ATI website. 

For more information about purchasing and sending additional TEAS reports, please refer to the following TEAS Resource. 


  • System/technology requirements can be found here.
  • Completing a "DRY RUN" prior to testday is advised. It can help you make sure your home computer set-up is all set for testing.
  •  Tips for creating the proper at-home testing environment here.  



Last Updated: 1/30/24