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. 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 a copy of unofficial ATI TEAS transcripts showing all TEAS scores must be attached to the program application.   

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

Important Notice:

Southwestern College will no longer be offering the TEAS exam as of July 2017. You may take the exam at SDSU and other locations. Please check directly with ATI for information regarding test locations (

Last updated: 7/24/2017 8:42:08 AM