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TEAS Resources and Study Materials

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE TEAS?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an exam that assesses basic academic knowledge in reading, math, science and English and language usage.

WHAT WILL I NEED IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE TEAS?
  • An account created with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI): www.atitesting.com.
  • Credit or debit card
  • An email address to complete the online registration.
WHAT IS THE TEST FORMAT?

The TEAS is a multiple-choice computer based exam.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I TAKE THE TEAS?

At Montgomery College, students can take the exam twice in a twelve-months period. After a student has taken the TEAS for the first time, s/he must wait 30 days before the second attempt.

WHO SHOULD REGISTER TO TAKE THE TEAS?

All students who are interested in applying to any of the following health sciences programs at Montgomery College should register to take the TEAS:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography         Nursing

Physical Therapist Assistant             Polysomnography

Radiologic Technology                      Surgical Technology

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY SCORES?

Students receive their TEAS score report immediately after they complete the exam (computer test only).

WHAT ARE THE SCORE REQUIREMENTS FOR MY PROGRAM?

The minimum recommended score requirements for ALL programs that require the TEAS are: Reading 70%; Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66%. Applicants who exceed minimum requirements are more competitive.

IF I DON'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MY PROGRAM BECAUSE I SCORED TOO LOW IN ONE AREA, DO I HAVE TO RETAKE ALL SECTIONS OF THE EXAM AGAIN?

Yes. Also, scores from different TEAS exams cannot be combined.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEAS?

Students are encouraged to take the TEAS at least three months prior to the application deadline for their program of interest. 

IF I HAVE TAKEN THE TEAS MORE THAN ONCE, WHICH SCORE REPORT DO I SUBMIT?

Students may submit the TEAS score report that shows that they met the requirements for their program of interest and is the most competitive.

WHAT STUDY MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE TO PREPARE FOR THE TEAS?

Students may purchase the "Study Manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V" and online practice tests from www.atitesting.com. The study manual is also available at all Montgomery College's main bookstores.

Additional resources are available at Montgomery College's TEAS Resources & Study Materials website.

http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/teasresources

HOW LONG ARE TEAS SCORES VALID?

TEAS scores are valid for twenty-four (24) months after the exam was taken.

ARE PREP COURSES AVAILABLE?

Montgomery College offers TEAS Prep Courses through Workforce Development and Continuing Education. For more information, go to http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/hsi/teas.html or call 240-567-5188.

CAN I USE MY TEAS SCORES TO APPLY TO PROGRAMS AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS?

Students may send their TEAS score/TEAS transcripts to multiple institutions. For more information, contact ATI www.atitesting.com.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND PREPARING FOR THE TEAS?

The amount of time needed to prepare for the TEAS varies. All students are encouraged to give themselves enough time to engage in a comprehensive review of the content and develop good testing techniques.

AM I REQUIRED TO TAKE THE TEAS IF I ALREADY HAVE A DEGREE?

Yes.

ARE THERE TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES?

Yes. To obtain testing accommodations, students must have a counselor from Montgomery College’s Disability Support Services provide verification of the type of accommodations that the student is entitled to. For more information, copy and paste the URL into your web browser: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/secondary5.aspx?urlid=52

CAN THE TEAS BE SUBSTITUTED WITH ANOTHER EXAM (e.g. GRE, SAT, ACT, HESI, NLN, GMAT, GED, or LSAT)?

No.


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