The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by nursing schools nationwide. Our test center accepts students who are applying to any nursing program, including SJSU. 

General Information

  • We only administer the paper/pencil version of the TEAS 6.
    We do not give the computer-based version of the test.
  • Test Fee: $50
    All test fees are non-refundable. Fees are subject to change without notice.
    If you need to reschedule before the registration deadline, we can transfer your fee.
    After registration closes, we can only reschedule in emergencies, with documentation.
    We can only reschedule a given registration one time.

  • About the TEAS:
    The TEAS consists of four content areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. Total test administration time is approximately 4.5 hours. Candidates will have 3 hours and 29 minutes to complete a total of 170 questions:
      • Reading: 53 questions (64 minutes)
      • Mathematics: 36 questions (54 minutes)
      • Science: 53 questions (63 minutes)
      • English: 28 questions (28 minutes)

  • We will provide four-function calculators for the test. You do not need to bring one. 

  • For questions about the Nursing application process, visit the Nursing Department.
    For other information about the TEAS, see Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Ready to register? 
    Click Here to Register for the TEAS
    (Website is set up for only 1 registration date at a time.)

2017-18 TEAS Test Dates:

Testers are assigned at random to either 8:00am or 1:30pm. We cannot assign times.
Reporting times will be on your admission ticket, sent 1 week prior to the test.
Please reserve the entire day and make appropriate arrangements so you can attend.

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Accommodation Deadline*

    December 2, 2017 

    November 17, 2017 

    November 2, 2017

    January 13, 2018    January 5, 2018

    December 13, 2017

    March 10, 2018

    February 23, 2018

    February 10, 2018

    May 12, 2018

    April 27, 2018

    April 12, 2018

    June 2, 2018

    May 18, 2018

    May 2, 2018

    August 11, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    July 11, 2018

    September 22, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    August 22, 2018

    November 10, 2018

    October 26, 2018

    October 10, 2018

    December 1, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    November 1, 2018

* Students requiring test accommodations must submit the appropriate documentation to the Accessible Education Center (AEC). To ensure accommodations can be made, an appointment must be scheduled with an AEC counselor at least one month prior to your exam date to determine eligibility and prescribe test accommodations. Students unable to meet this deadline should contact the AEC as soon as possible; you may also elect to take the exam under standard conditions without receiving accommodations.