Please make sure to read and understand the following BEFORE you call or register online for the exam.
The Capital Area School of Practical Nursing requires prospective students to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) pre-entrance examination. All applicants are required to take and pass the pre-entrance examination regardless of college hours or ACT scores. Applicants may take the TEAS exam three (3) times per calendar year.
However, TWO WEEKS must have passed since your last exam date before you can test again. You must achieve an individual score of 54% in each portion of the exam excluding Science. Therefore a score of 54% in Mathematics, 54% in Reading Comprehension, and a 54% in English along with a score of 40.4% in Science must be achieved to be considered a passing score.
The first step to requesting an exam date is to apply to our program. This requires the Personal Information Form, or Online Application, and the Release of Criminal Background Form, found in the application packet, along with the $75.00 application fee. If you have not paid the application fee and submitted the required forms, your request to take the exam will be DENIED.
The second step to requesting an exam date is to pre-pay. There is a $65.00**
non-refundable examination fee that must be pre-paid. You can reschedule an exam for a later date, however no refunds for participant cancellation or exam availability will be offered. The examination fee must be the exact amount only. Cash or money order made payable to CASPN, or online payment via credit card, are valid means of payment. NO personal checks will be accepted. The TEAS exam fee may change without notice.
Applicants must pay the examination fee AT LEAST one (1) week in advance to schedule an exam date. If CASPN has not received payment by the week prior to your exam date, you will not be allowed to take the exam on the requested date and it is up to you to reschedule your TEAS exam.
The final step to requesting an exam date is to register.
REGISTER FOR YOUR EXAM EARLY!
The pre-entrance exam is limited to thirty-four (34) applicants. For each exam date you must call the school or register online. Exams are first come, first serve. Should the exam date you choose be filled prior to receiving your paid request, the Admissions Specialist will contact you to reschedule. You will not be contacted otherwise. Again, no refunds for exam availability will be offered.
Preparing For Your Exam
The ATI TEAS exam is a timed exam. It is a mixture of Mathematics, Reading, Science and English. ATI offers a study guide to help prepare you for the TEAS Exam. The website to purchase the ATI study guide is atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx. Price is subject to change. Other sources offer study guides as well.
The following page offers a free online TEAS exam study guide: https://www.mometrix.com/academy/teas-test-study-guide/. The tutorial videos may be helpful explaining the test content.
On Your Testing Date
Please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes early. Exams begin promptly at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted. Individuals must check in with the Admissions Specialist and present a valid government issued photo ID. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to enter the testing area for their exam. If you are late, it is up to you to reschedule your TEAS exam.
The following items are prohibited
in the testing area and must be left in your car or placed in a locker: cell phones, and all other electronic devices; food and beverages; backpacks, books and paperwork. Coats, jackets, or sweaters that button or zip in the front are not permitted. If it zips, buttons up, or opens in the front it must be placed in a locker. Testers are allowed to wear sweatshirts and sweaters that do not zip or button up.
You will be provided with two (2) #2 pencils, a calculator and scratch paper.
Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy
All applicants are expected to be honest in academic work and to display integrity in all aspects of student performance especially during exams. All ATI TEAS exams will be proctored.
Dishonesty or cheating is unacceptable.
If an applicant is caught with a cell phone, caught or suspected of cheating, or caught giving or receiving help during the exam, he/she will not be admitted to the program indefinitely based on unethical conduct.
Applicants will occasionally resort to other methods of academic and intellectual dishonesty in order to gain advantage which they are not due. Some examples include:
- Taking an exam for another applicant or having another applicant take the exam for you.
- Passing information about the exam onto another applicant or accepting the same from another.
- Working collaboratively with another applicant.
Applicants who are non-compliant with the Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy will be subject to discipline, including no admittance indefinitely to the program without a right to appeal.