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ATI-TEAS Testing Procedures

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice exam designed to measure the basic knowledge and skills of prospective nursing students.  We offer both in-person and online testing options.

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.

Scheduling an ONLINE Test:

  • Create an ATI account. SUNY Orange is listed as "Orange County CC ADN." 
  • For online testing only: 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 with an iPad, phone or tablet.
  • Schedule a test date.
  • Complete a dry run/practice test. Further instructions will be sent via email when you schedule a test date.

Scheduling an IN-PERSON Test: 

  • Create an ATI account. SUNY Orange is listed as "Orange County CC ADN." 
  • Schedule a test date.
  • Testing will be held at the Middletown and Newburgh Campuses.  


Testers not affiliated with SUNY Orange are required to pay a $25 assessment fee. There is no charge for current or former SUNY Orange students.

Payment can be made in person in Student Services Central (SSC) on the day of the test.  In Middletown, SSC is located on the third floor of the Shepard Student Center. In Newburgh, SSC is located on the first floor of Kaplan Hall. Accepted payment options are cash, check and credit card (no American Express). Please bring your payment receipt with you to your test appointment. 

On Test Day

On the day of the test, 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 *Online testing only
  • Receipt for $25 assessment fee (non SUNY Orange students only)

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.