Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is an assessment used by educators, colleges, and universities to help evaluate the academic aptitude, learning styles, and test-taking skills of students applying to a health occupations program.

The TEAS is a four-part assessment with individual tests for reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The total testing time is 3 hours and 29 minutes. Learn more about the TEAS.

Please check with your program coordinator to confirm which version of the TEAS you need to take (Nursing or Allied Health), and the number of times you can take the exam.

ACC currently offers the TEAS for ACC students only. We are unable to accommodate students who are taking the exam for another institution.

Scheduling Your Test

ACC administers the TEAS test by appointment, Monday through Thursday at Business Assessment and Testing Center locations at Highland Campus and Round Rock Campus.

To schedule an appointment, complete the online Exam Registration form and follow the link to pay the $35 TEAS exam proctor fee through ACC Marketplace. Upon payment, you will enter your receipt number/order on the Exam Registration form and schedule your exam.

Space is limited, so schedule your test well in advance if possible, and at least one business day in advance.

TEAS Test Fee

In addition to the proctor fee, you must pay the applicable fee(s) for individual TEAS tests. You will pay this fee with a major credit card on the day you take your test before you begin your exam.

If you are late, absent, or reschedule on the day of your test, you must pay the no-show or rescheduling fee of $15 to get a new appointment. Same day appointments are determined by available space and require an additional fee.

All fees are subject to change and non-refundable.

Identification Requirements

To take the test, you must present identification that includes your name, address, birthdate, photograph, and signature. Examples are:

  • Government-issued photo ID, such as a state-issued driver’s license or state-issued identification card
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Government (national or foreign) identification


If you need accommodations, you must have a letter from Student Accessibility Services before you register and pay for the TEAS exam. You must provide the accommodation letter to the testing center before your testing appointment to verify eligibility.

If you require a reader/scribe or another accommodation to take the computer-based test, you must allow up to four weeks for the testing center to schedule the accommodations.

Supplies and Prohibited Items

The testing center provides paper and writing utensils.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Cell phones
  • Food or drink
  • Pagers, personal digital assistant (PDA) devices, or any wireless communication device
  • Digital watches or alarm watches
  • Any device that can take photographs or video
  • Calculators
  • Coats (If you are subject to getting cold during long periods of sitting, you can bring a sweater, but you must be prepared to keep it on for the duration of the exam.)
  • Radios
  • Tote bags
  • Textbooks or notebooks
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Other nonessential items

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