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ATI TEAS Testing

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for admission to nursing school for BSN students. Prospective students must go to the ATI website, select one of the posted available times, and schedule their test with ATI. The Testing Center in the UAMS Student Success Center administers the test for the College of Nursing but is not responsible for registration.

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For more information about admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, visit the UAMS College of Nursing website.

To register for the TEAS visit the ATI website.

Have questions about the ATI TEAS exam? Click here for the ATI Pre-Nursing School FAQs.

Student Success Center

UAMS Library, 3rd Floor

4301 W. Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205


When should I arrive for the TEAS?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your testing start time. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to test, and will have to reschedule with ATI.

Navigating around the UAMS Campus and finding parking can be challenging, so give yourself plenty of time to find the testing site. There is a map at the bottom of the page to help you find the UAMS Library and the designated parking areas.

What do I need to bring with me in order to test?

In order to test, you will need to bring the following items:

Photo ID

ATI username and password

2 or more #2 pencils

How is the TEAS structured?

The TEAS test has 170 questions with a 209 minute time limit. The test is broken down into 4 sections as follows:

Reading: 48 Questions – 58 Minutes

Mathematics: 34 Questions – 51 Minutes

Science: 54 Questions – 66 Minutes

English and Language Usage: 34 Questions – 34 Minutes

Should I bring a calculator and scratch paper?

Calculators for the math section are built into the exam. Outside calculators are not allowed. The Testing Center will provide scratch paper.

Is there a place for my personal belongings?

Lockers are available outside the testing room for you to store your personal belongings.

Where do I park?

There is free parking at the Ray Winder Field and War Memorial Stadium and shuttle busses run between those areas and the campus. If you ride the shuttle, please get off at the Education II Building. For maps and shuttle running times, please visit UAMS Shuttles and Maps.

Parking is also available on the top level (A level) of Parking 2 Deck at $1.00 per hour and is a convenient parking location for the Education II building where the testing site is located. This deck is located on Campus Drive. Please take your parking ticket with you when you exit your vehicle. A Pay Station is available in the breezeway into the Central building which accepts cash and major credit cards. You may also pay in the deck exit lane with your credit or debit card but cash is not accepted in the exit lane.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather, the Testing Center is closed. You should contact ATI to reschedule your test. They will help you find a new date at no charge.

Who should I contact if I need to reschedule or have problems?

Contact ATI to reschedule or ask questions.