ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS exam is required as part of the application process. You must take the TEAS and have results (minimum score 62%) submitted as part of a completed application.  We will accept only official results, submitted to SBCC directly from ATI.  Only the current version, ATI TEAS (sixth version) is accepted. 

TEAS retake policy:  The first attempt of the ATI TEAS is the only one accepted.  The SBCC ADN program currently receives a grant from the California Community College Chancellor's Office.  The conditions of the grant require us to follow these regulations.  Therefore, additional TEAS attempts taken with the intent to raise an applicant's score are not accepted.  

If an applicant does not score a minimum overall score of 62%; the applicant must contact the ADN program director to be given a remediation plan to follow, and show evidence of having completed the plan in order to retest.

The ATI TEAS (current version) is offered at SBCC free of charge to SBCC applicants on a first come, first served basis.  The dates will be posted on this site twice per year.  You should register early to secure a testing date. Once all spots are filled, you will be responsible for taking the TEAS exam at another testing center and at your own expense.  If seats become available, it will be noted on this site. TEAS scores are factored into the applicant's overall points for the selection process.

Please email to sign up for a testing date - please indicate your preferred date..

SBCC TEAS testing dates for the January application cycle:  (the dates for the July application cycle will be posted here at the end of March - test dates in May or June)

Friday, January 17, 2020 - this date has passed

Friday, January 24, 2020 - this date has passed

Friday, January 31, 2020 - all seats are taken

TEAS results are available the same day of testing.  The results will be added to applications that have been submitted during the January 15-31 cycle.

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room A180

Note:  If, after you've signed up for a testing date and know that you cannot make it on that date, please let us know at least three days prior to your test date.  If you are a no-show without having given us this notice, you will not be allowed to sign up for a future testing date. 

To find another testing site, go to the ATI website:  or call 1-800-667-7531.   To search for a testing location, you will need to create an account on the ATI website. 

It is advisable to study for the TEAS; study materials are available for purchase from the ATI website

 For DSPS testing accommodation, please make sure to have your DSPS paperwork submitted at least two weeks prior to your test date to: 

LVN to RN (ADN) applicants:  Applications for the LVN to RN program are accepted during the January 15 - January 31 application cycle only for the following fall program entry. 

The TEAS test is offered free of charge as a courtesy to students who are applying to SBCC's ADN program.  Because it is free to students, students may take it only one time at SBCC.

If our testing dates are full, to find another testing site, go to the ATI website: or call
1-800-667-7531.  To search for a testing location, you will need to create an account on the ATI website.

Students who score lower than 62% overall score on their first TEAS attempt are advised to contact Michelle Gottwald at, the ADN program director, for remediation assistance prior to re-taking the exam.