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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V Testing Procedure

Logo: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) @ SUNY OrangeThe Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice exam designed to measure the basic knowledge and skills of prospective nursing students. TEAS has a total of 170 questions covering reading, math, science, and English and language usage. The total time available to test is 209 minutes. 


To schedule a TEAS exam, please call our office at (845) 341-4890, or visit the George F. Shepard Student Center, Room 301A on the Middletown Campus. Test takers pay an non-transferable, non-refundable SUNY Orange test proctoring fee of $25 prior to testing appointment.

The current TEAS testing schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00 pm
  • Friday, January 22 at 10:00 am
  • Monday, January 25 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 pm
  • Friday, January 29 at 1:00 pm

There are a set number of seats available for each date.  Seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.   


Test takers may pay the SUNY Orange $25 test fee by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or money order. Test takers using a charge card must provide card number and expiration date, test taker's name, cardholder's name (if different from test taker's), and cardholder's zip code. All payments are to be made in the Student Services Central office and receipt must be presented to Test Center Administrator. Money orders should be made payable to SUNY Orange.

Prior to test day:

Test takers must create an ATI account by visiting† and following the Create an Account link. There is no cost for creating an ATI account. Testers must have their account password to log into the ATI site on test day.

On test day:

Test takers must bring a government-issued, photo identification (such as a driver's license or passport), as well payment for the $55 ATI exam fee. Payment can only be made by card. ATI accepts Visa, MasterCard, DiscoverCard, American Express, or Diner's Club Credit, debit, or pre-paid charge cards.

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


Please be on time. If you arrive late, the proctor may refuse to seat you in order to avoid disrupting the other candidates. It is recommended that you allow yourself approximately 4 hours total to complete your exam. Seating is limited, so please do not wait until the last minute to schedule.

†Following any link on this web page marked with this symbol (†) will take you away from the SUNY Orange Web site. The college cannot be responsible for the content of these external web sites, although the web pages linked to here have been reviewed and are recommended by members of the Testing Center Office.