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TEAS Information (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

SAC Guidelines for the TEAS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is designed at the 10th to 12th grade levels. It tests English, reading, math, and science.
The SAC Nursing Department will contact prospective students regarding when it is time to take the test. This usually occurs the semester before the students are to come into the program.
The student must achieve a composite score of at least 62% on the current version of the TEAS (TEAS V) in order to pass the test. Per the state chancellor's office's guidelines, previous versions of the TEAS test will not be accepted.
Students passing the TEAS test will enter the Nursing Program on a space-available basis.
If a student does not pass on the first attempt, then remediation is required. An individualized remediation plan will be created for the student with a counselor. After remediation has been completed and confirmed by the counselor, the student will be required to re-test. 
Generally, remediation takes six months to one year to complete. A student must show documented remediation after failing the test (anywhere) or wait at least one year before attempting the test again
If the student passes the re-test, entry into the Nursing Program will occur as space is available.
If the student does not pass the re-test, the student's name will be removed from the entry list.   
If a student has already successfully completed the TEAS Version V test, official transcripts from ATI Testing are required. To request official transcripts to be sent to Santa Ana College, the student should contact ATI at
There is no recency requirement for the TEAS test.
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