Face masks are no longer mandatory at WCJC. If you decide to wear a mask, please note that it will be inspected before it is allowed in the testing room and must remain on throughout your time in the testing room. Removal of a mask while testing would be considered a breach of testing policy. Masks are not provided.
Note that we start on time and no late admittance will be allowed.
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before your appointment.
Students must know their ATI username and password in order to test.
Sugar Land campus is permit parking only. Please park in Lot 4 visitor parking located in the Fort Bend County Library parking lot. Make sure that you are parked within the gated parking area designated for visitors. Parking outside of the gated area will be subject to citation. An hourly rate will apply.
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
Students applying for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) or the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program (LVN) are required to take the TEAS. The TEAS is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English Language usage. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes.
Test results are available immediately upon completion of the assessment and are available to the student through their ATI student account. WCJC applicants will attach a copy of their score report to their application. WCJC Testing staff will not send score reports to the WCJC Nursing department or to any other institution of higher education.
The test consists of four sections:
- Reading: (53 items, 64 minutes)
section includes questions regarding paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions.
- Math: (36 items, 54 minutes)
section includes questions regarding whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion. Hand-held calculators are NOT ALLOWED, but an on-screen pop-up calculator is embedded within the test.
- Science: (53 items, 63 minutes)
section includes questions regarding science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principals and general science.
- English Language Usage: (28 items, 28 minutes)
section includes questions regarding punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling.
Students are responsible for checking with the school and nursing program to which they are applying for the policy regarding waiting periods, testing limitations, and score requirements.
Test accommodations are processed through WCJC. Students who qualify for ADA accommodations must submit the appropriate paperwork through the WCJC Disability Services Office several weeks in advance of their TEAS testing appointment for processing and approval. Students should set their primary school in their ATI account to WCJC while they are taking the TEAS exam at WCJC. Once students have completed TEAS testing, they can change their primary school back to the institution that they are planning to attend.
Registering/Scheduling the ATI TEAS exam
Registration and payment for the TEAS online are done online through ATI at www.atitesting.com. Students will create an ATI account. Through this account, students register and pay for the exam, see their results, and find study aids. WCJC Testing staff cannot register students over the telephone, through e-mail, or in person.
Detailed instructions for registering for the TEAS can be found here: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/teas-exam.
The TEAS test is $102.00 as of 9/1/2020
Students can take part of the TEAS exam IF their nursing program allows them to just retake sections but students must register for the complete TEAS exam. There is no way to register for only part of the TEAS exam. Students taking the TEAS exam for the first time must take the full exam.
TEAS Test Day
Testing starts precisely at 8:30am.
Students must be checked in before testing begins. Students are encouraged to arrive 15-30 minutes early, allowing time for traffic and parking.
Students who arrive late will not be able to test.
Note that parking at the Sugar Land campus is permit parking only. To avoid citation, visitors must park within the gated area of Lot 4 in the Fort Bend Library parking lot. An hourly rate applies. WCJC is not responsible for citations.
On test day, students should bring as few personal items as possible. All personal items, including but not limited to cell phones, fitness bands, purses, digital or smart watches, keys, and water bottles will be stored and unavailable to the tester for the duration of the test. Cell phones must be powered OFF during storage. Calculators and all electronic device are NOT allowed in the testing room.
- Testers must present a non-expired, government-issued photo ID prior to testing.
Students who do not have ID or their ID does not match the name on the ATI TEAS roster will not be able to test.
- Students must know their ATI log-in username and password.
Students who do not know their ATI username and/or password will not be able to test.
Preparing for the Test:
The TEAS is a crucial component in the nursing application. Therefore, testers should prepare thoroughly for the exam. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize a combination of study guides and on-line resources to prepare. The ATI site offers a study guide that many testers find helpful. In addition to the materials provided by ATI, listed below are several additional sites that offer study assistance for the TEAS.