Southwestern College

Test of Essential Academic Skills

All ADN, LVN-RN, and VN students must pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

This is a diagnostic test that covers basic Math, Reading, and Science. Students who fail to achieve a passing score must complete additional pre-nursing course work as directed by the Nursing Department. The TEAS will be given by a test proctor prior to starting the nursing program at a time set by the Nursing Department. In the event you do not pass the test on your first attempt, you will need to complete remediation and test a second time (with a passing score) no sooner than six months after  your first attempt in order for the score to be considered.  Proof of remediation, as well as proof of first and second test attempts must be attached to the program application.   

Important note regarding TEAS scores when applying to Southwestern College Nursing Programs:

Per ATI: TEAS Version 6 was released on August 31, 2016. Version 5 is no longer available. Effective March 1, 2017: Version 6 will be mandatory when applying to SWC Nursing. 

Test preparation

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Online Practice Assessment

(Updated on 5.16.17)





 June 15 (FULL)  2017 10:00am  2:00pm 
July 13  2017  10:00am  2:00pm 
August 11  2017  10:00am 2:00pm 
September TBD  2017 10:00am   2:00pm


Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa 
8100 Gigantic Street, Room 4423 San Diego, CA 92154 (619) 482-6352



Cost: $45 debit/credit card only (No cash) 
To sign up: E-mail us at 
Include the following required information in your e-mail: 
• Full name, phone number, and test date of interest 
• Number of times you have taken the test and version, if any 
• Indicate if you are applying to our program and which one


Government issued ID, credit card, and a pen or pencil. You will need to create an account directly with ATI and bring the username and password you create with you on the test date.


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Chula Vista Adult School
TEAS Test Prep Course
(619) 934-6605
Approved course for remediation
Last updated: 5/17/2017 8:08:29 AM