TEAS Nursing Placement Testing

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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic skills in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and Language usage.

Successful completion of the test is a requirement for admission to the HCC Nursing Program.

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), creators of the TEAS, offers the following items to prepare for the test:

Registration and Payment

We offer TEAS to students applying to the HCC nursing program ONLY and who meet the following criteria:

  • have registered for classes in the current or next semester OR
  • have earned three units at HCC

Registration typically opens in July for testing in August and in November for testing in January.

For August 2020, the TEAS Testing with HCC will be offered through ONLINE REMOTE proctoring (NOT at the HCC Test Center). Students take the test at their own location and using their own devices. ATI is partnering with Proctorio, a virtual remote proctoring platform to deliver TEAS. Before you register for the test, it is imperative that you read and understand the TEAS Student Quick Start Guide. Ensure that your computer meets the technology requirements.

  • To register for the TEAS, visit http://atitesting.com/teas/register . Read and understand all the information pertaining to taking the TEAS online and remotely.
  • The total test cost is $102.
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the testing date or when the available seats are full.

All students preparing to take the TEAS test must have an ATI account. An account may be created by going to the ATI website, and clicking on create a new account. For Institution Option, select Harford CC TEAS. Please be sure to include your HCC student ID number (example: H123456) in your profile page. To add your HCC student ID number to your existing profile, log-in to your ATI student home page and edit your profile. All candidates taking the TEAS test at Harford Community College MUST have a valid Harford student ID number in their ATI profile.

Applicants who are not HCC students or who will not be able to test during the specified times at HCC (online remote proctored) have two options to complete the TEAS:

- TEAS at PSI. To learn more, click on Steps to Sign Up for TEAS with PSI.
- TEAS at ATI. To learn more information on how to register for TEAS at PSI and TEAS at ATI, visit https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register.

Test Scores and Validity

Test scores will be available online after the completion of the test. You must log in to the ATI website to obtain the scores. Harford Community College will use the scores associated with the highest Adjusted Individual Score. TEAS scores are valid for two years. The minimum TEAS score requirement to apply to the HCC Nursing Program is 58.7. Review the nursing program selection criteria worksheet for more information about TEAS score requirement.

Students can only take TEAS three times within a year period. Harford Community College will not accept scores beyond three test attempts within a year period. Also, you should not register for TEAS at HCC if you have exceeded the three test attempts in a year.

Students who have tested at other schools or locations can request to have their TEAS scores sent to HCC for a fee. The request should be made through the ATI store by selecting the TEAS Transcript option. TEAS scores sent via paper copy or attached with the application form will not be accepted.

TEAS Dates: August 2020

Tuesdays 1pm-5pm
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1

Thursdays 9:30am-1:30pm
August 6
August 20
September 3

Thursdays 4pm-8pm
August 13
August 27
September 10

Reminders for the Testing Day
  • Students must log-in to ATI account 30 minutes prior to the start of the test if you wish to complete a dry run before testing.
  • Be ready with your valid photo ID, a writing utensil, and ONE piece of scrap paper.
  • Ensure computer and internet are working well. Be in a quiet, well-lit space.
  • Remote Proctored by your Institution: If you experience technical issues during your assessment, contact Proctorio directly via the chat option in the Quiz Tools window.
  • If you experience issues when installing the Proctorio Chrome extension or any other questions prior to your exam, please contact ATI Support at 1.800.667.7531.

Important TEAS Reminder:
The next TEAS testing for HCC nursing program applicants  will be in August 2020. The testing will be offered through online remote proctoring. Registration will open on July 13, 2020. Visit 

For those who have registered for TEAS with HCC (online remote proctored), you will receive an email with information regarding your test and assessment IDs. We will also offer two dry-run tests: August 3 and August 10 (3pm-4pm). If you miss these dates and you wish to do a dry run test, you must login to your ATI account 30 minutes before your test appointment to complete a dry-run. This is not required. We will be sending communications about your registration, assessment IDs, and dry runs information via email.


For questions about TEAS testing, please email testcent@harford.edu.

For questions about the nursing application process, please refer to the website: http://www.harford.edu/nursing.