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ATI-TEAS Testing Procedures

We are happy to now offer online TEAS testing. Please see below for more information:  

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice exam designed to measure the basic knowledge and skills of prospective nursing students.

Registering and Scheduling for TEAS

  • First, go to the ATI Testing website and create an account. SUNY Orange is listed as "Orange County CC ADN." 
  • Test your desktop computer, laptop or Chromebook. You will need the latest version of Google Chrome, a microphone (internal or external), webcam (internal or external, minimum 320x240 VGA resolution) and stable internet connection. You cannot test using an iPad, phone or tablet.
  • Use the TEAS Online Sign-up page to schedule a test date.
  • Complete a dry run/practice test to check your computer's settings and get a feel for how the test will look and act. Further instructions will be included when you sign up for a test date.

Students with testing accommodations who would like to use their accommodations must speak with the Office of Accessibility Services prior to scheduling a test date.

On Test Day

On the day of the exam, you will pay the ATI exam fee (under $100 *Subject to change as per ATI) online before beginning the test.  This payment can be made only by debit or credit card. ATI does not accept prepaid cards.

What you will need to test:

  • Your ATI username and password
  • Valid debit or credit card to pay the ATI test fee (under $100)
  • School or government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license or passport)
  • One piece of scrap paper and pen/pencil

It is recommended that you allow yourself approximately four hours total to complete your exam.

Your exam will be scored immediately. You may view your scores at any time by signing into your ATI account.

Sending Scores

  • If you are a current or prospective SUNY Orange student, please send a PDF copy of your test scores to apply@sunyorange.edu after testing.  You can access your scores within your ATI account.


SUNY Orange students must wait a minimum of 45 days before retesting. Students may take the test twice within an academic year (August to July). TEAS scores are valid for two years.