ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS exam is required as part of the application process. Only the first TEAS attempt results are accepted if taken multiple times within the same version. ATI now offers only Version 7 to students.  Version 7 results are required.

Only Version 7 will be accepted starting with the July 2023 application cycle. For information regarding Version 7, click here or check out the ATI Blog.

You must take the TEAS and have your results submitted from ATI to SBCC as part of a completed application.  A minimum overall total score of 62% is required. 

We will accept only official results, submitted to SBCC directly from ATI.  Contact ATI and follow their process on how to have your results submitted to SBCC.  Please use the option "Santa Barbara CC ADN" to send your results. To check to see if your results have been received, you may email, please do not contact the Admissions Office. 

SBCC accepts remotely-proctored TEAS exam results.

The first attempt of the TEAS test is the only one accepted, if an overall total score of 62% or higher is achieved.  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 total score of 62%, the applicant must contact Mary Sullivan to be given a remediation plan to follow, and show evidence of having completed the plan in order to retest.  If a student completes a remediation plan at a college other than SBCC, they must submit proof of completion of that to SBCC.
Sign up for a TEAS test

The TEAS Test Version 7 is the current version given.

Visit or Call 1-800-667-7531

To search for a testing date, you will need to create an account on the ATI website.  SBCC accepts remotely-proctored TEAS exam results.

The TEAS test dates for the January 2024 and July 2024 cycles are below.

January 2024 Application Cycle (Sign up by October 20, 2023)
    • November 8, 2023
    • November 15, 2023
July 2024 Application Cycle (Sign up by March 22, 2024)
    • April 10, 2024
    • April 17, 2024

Sign Up using the google formThe form is not monitored after the stated sign-up deadlines above.

  • The test will be proctored online by Proctorio.
  • The test will begin at 8am PST sharp on the date you sign up for and lasts approximately four (4) hours. 

DSPS (Disability Services and Programs for Students ) Accommodations:
  • If you require additional test taking time, you must notify us at the time of signing up.
  • Submit your DSPS paperwork through the google form link above. Letters from your doctor are not acceptable. You must submit documentation from your school's DSPS equivalent office.

:  The TEAS test is offered free of charge as a courtesy to students who are applying to SBCC's ADN program.  

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