PLEASE NOTE WE NOW ONLY OFFER THE NEWEST TEAS VERSION, ATI TEAS. WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING TEAS VERSION V.
ATI TEAS Exam®
Entry to our Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN programs requires: ATI TEAS.
The School of Nursing offers the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam year round. The exam is open to anyone, whether you attend CSU San Marcos or not. Students can take the TEAS exam at any location it is offered. Please carefully read all of the information below. It will be time well spent if you plan to take the TEAS exam at CSU San Marcos!
STEP 1: Check our open TEAS test dates to see which of our test dates you would like to attend. ONCE YOU HAVE SELECTED THE TEST YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, CONTACT SCHOOLOFNURSING@CSUSM.EDU TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE SEATS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DESIRED TEST DATE. (Please include a phone number on the email)
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified students with documented disabilities taking the TEAS Exam. Students will need to register for the TEAS Exam and contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office as well. DSS is located in Craven Hall 4200 and you can reach them by email at email@example.com It would be best include TEAS Exam and Special Accommodations in the subject line in any sent emails to DSS.
Step 2: PAYMENT:
REFUNDS: Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds for the exam if you have already pre-paid. We will, however, allow you to reschedule to take the exam at a later date, should an emergency arise.
Please include a note with your contact information and the test date that you want so we may contact you with confirmation. It is recommended that you contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-7550 prior to mailing in payment to ensure there are spots available. We will hold a spot for you for up to five (5) days. If payment is not received by then, we may give the spot to another student. Please see Step 2 below regarding ensuring we receive your payment.
The $65 fee is NON REFUNDABLE, and you must be pre-registered and pre-paid before your test date. Please contact CSUSM's Cashier Office at 760-750-4490 for other payment questions. No drop-in testing is available on the test day, nor do we accept payment at the door.
Step 3: TO SCHEDULE TEST: If you made a payment at the Cashier's Office, bring your receipt to the School of Nursing, on the third floor in University Hall, to schedule your TEAS exam. Please note you will be required to purchase a parking pass. If you made a payment online, please email your electronic receipt to email@example.com with the requested exam date(s). If you mailed in your payment, you will receive an email or phone confirmation that we received your receipt. If you do not receive any confirmation, it is your responsibility to contact the Cashier's Office at 760-750-4490 to verify that they received your payment and sent your receipt to us. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that we received your receipt from the Cashier's Office. We can not be held responsible for the Cashier's Office failing to send us your receipt, so please contact them if you do not hear from us within a few days from mailing in your payment. We will not issue refunds for payments received late.
Step 4: ACCOUNTS: You will need to set up an ATI Testing account, prior to the day of the exam. Choose 'CA State San Marcos TEAS' to set up your account via the ATI Testing Web site. If you have not already created an account through ATI testing, please do so prior to your test date at http//www.atitesting.com.
Please remember to know your ATI account log-on and password on the day of the test.
REQUIRED ITEMS: Bring a photo ID (current driver's license, California Identification card, passport, or government identification) displaying the same first name and last name by which you registered for this test and a photo that looks like you. IF THIS DOES NOT MATCH, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST.
Your official test scores will be available upon completion of the test. You can access your test scores via the ATI Testing Website at any time after the exam. If you are applying to our Traditional BSN nursing program at CSUSM, your scores will be sent electronically to the School of Nursing at no charge to you, provided you have taken the exam at CSUSM. If you are applying to the Extended Learning Accelerated BSN program, that office will require a computer printout of your scores. You can request that copies of your TEAS scores be sent to other universities by visiting ATI Testing's On-Line Store. You must order and pay the fee to have your scores sent to other universities, if you take the test here at CSUSM.
Visit the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) Website for more information about the TEAS exam. We currently offer the ATI TEAS of the exam. For our Traditional BSN program and Accelerated BSN programs, we will only accept ATI TEAS, effective immediately.
APPROPRIATE ID IS REQUIRED TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE EXAM!
Exam Testing Schedule
The following is our schedule through June 2015. We offer the exam year-round at our School of Nursing and will update this Web site with the latest test dates. Testing will be held at the School of Nursing.
PLEASE NOTE: Our computer lab can hold up to 48 students. If a minimum of 15 students do not sign up for a test date, the test MAY BE CANCELED. Students who have already signed up would be notified should a test date be canceled. This has occurred very rarely.
If any of our test dates fill up, and we have more than 15 people interested in taking the test that month, we will do our best to offer a second TEAS exam that month.
NOTE: ALL OUR TEAS EXAMS ARE CURRENTLY THE ATI TEAS VERSION.
TEAS EXAM SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING MONTHS : Due to renovations to our computer lab, the TEAS exam will not be offered in October or between December 15, 2017 and January 20, 2018.
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**PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY SECOND TEST ADDED REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 15 STUDENTS REGISTERED. IF THERE ARE NOT 15 PEOPLE REGISTERED, THE TEST WILL BE CANCELED**
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO TAKE A TEAS TEST, YOU ARE ABLE TO RESCHEDULE INTO ANY OPEN TEAS TEST THAT WAS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF YOUR REGISTRATION. YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER INTO ANY TEST THAT HAS SINCE OPENED.
Questions about the TEAS exam at the School of Nursing?
Or, call 760-750-7550.
To Register for the Exam, follow the instructions at the top of this webpage.
Should you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
If you have a disability or need reasonable accommodations to take the TEAS, please contact Disability Support Services at 760-750-4905 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org