Pre-admission Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Testing Policy
Registration and Payment
- Register through the ATI website at atitesting.com for the TEAS for Allied Health (Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography and Respiratory Care) as specified by the LIT professional program(s) you are interested in applying for admission. On test day, you must bring the user name and password created to register for your exam.
- Special accommodations should be made with Special Populations and Testing Center before registering with ATI to ensure resources are available. Requests for accommodations on the test day will not be provided. You will be rescheduled. NO Exceptions.
- Exam fee $107.00 each testing session (Fees subject to change)
- Retest fee: $107.00
- One exam transcript (exam score) will be provided to the school of the student’s choice with the purchase of the ATI TEAS exam. Additional transcripts (exam scores) may be purchased and sent to additional schools. See the ATI website for the cost of additional transcripts (atitesting.com).
- Important Note: Check the testing registration schedule and avoid waiting until the end of the testing period to assure testing times are available prior to the admission deadline. Admission packets will not be accepted past the deadline.
- Secure personal belongings in the assigned space.
- Provide government issued ID to validate identity (Drivers License, State ID, passport).
- Have your ATI TEAS login information, including user name and password.
- Sign in on the official exam roster.
- Allow proctor/designee to check eyeglasses, inside and outside of mask if student is utilizing one, forearms, wrists, hands, ankles, and empty pockets. Hooded jackets and caps are not allowed (except for religious and health reasons). Food, drinks, candy, gum and electronic devices are not permitted in the testing room and must be powered off and secured in the area provided to the student.
- We will provide you with what you need on the testing day, including scratch paper, pencils, earplugs, and a calculator will built into the test.
- All instances of misconduct will be reported to all interested parties.
Scores for the TEAS Preadmission Exam will be valid for two years. Students applying for admission with ATI TEAS test scores > 2 years old should plan to retake the exam prior to admission. Check the testing registration schedule and avoid waiting until the end of the testing period to assure testing times are available prior to the admission deadline. Admission packets will not be accepted past the deadline.
Ranking of Candidates
Each professional program sets the desired benchmark for preadmission TEAS assessment scores. Therefore, benchmark scores may be different between programs and also between schools. Review the program’s desired benchmark on the program’s web page on the LIT website (lit.edu). Students are ranked for acceptance to competitive programs based on numerous factors. Overall (composite) TEAS exam scores are only one part of the ranking rubrics for admission. However, TEAS testing is required in order to be considered for admission to some LIT competitive professional programs (see your professional program’s web page and admission requirements). For more information, see your prospective program’s web page on the LIT website (lit.edu).
Instructions for Students (after the exam)
- Analyzing the TEAS Score: Refer students to the professional program’s page on the LIT website regarding preadmission testing. Recommendations for desirable scores are available on the web page. Students need to analyze their scores in relation to the desired scores recommended for admission. If the student determines higher scores are desired, then refer the student to the ATI TEAS website information for remediation and preparation to retake the exam.
- Test Preparation & Remediation: If the student desires to retake the TEAS preadmission exam, we strongly encourage remediation. Resources are available on the ATI TEAS website at atitesting.com. Numerous strategies for remediation are available. The resources provided below are for information purposes only and do not guarantee success. Remember, it is your effort and determination that leads to success. Utilize the resources you feel are necessary and within your budget. Potential resources for TEAS remediation include practice exams, study guides, content review, etc. Remediation materials may be found at the following locations.
4. Subjects Covered
a. Reading 55 minutes 45 questions
b. Math 57 minutes 38 questions
c. Science 60 minutes 50 questions
d. English 37 minutes 37 questions