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The TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is given to students applying to the Gaston College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), PN the LPN-RN Program or the Practical Nursing Program.

A composite score of 65 is required on TEAS V (Version 5) for students applying to the ADN, PN, or LPN-RN Program,a composite score of 60 is required for the PN Program. Students can take TEAS every 60 days in order to meet the score requirement. The nursing department will not consider TEAS test scores if the test was taken at another TEAS testing site within 60 days.

The test is taken on a computer and is scored immediately upon completion.  The fee required for taking the test is $40.Calculators are not permitted during the test. The TEAS has four timed sections:

     Reading- 48 questions-58 minutes
Math-34 questions-51 minutes 
      Science-54 questions-66 minutes  

   English-34 questions-34 minutes

******All four sections of the TEAS must be completed**.  Some schools (such as ECPI) only administer two sections of the test and the Nursing Department will not accept partial TEAS scores. 


TEAS workshops are now available to help improve your knowledge about the content areas covered on TEAS, provide some strategies to reduce test-taking anxiety, and to increase your overall score on the exam. The dates for the TEAS workshops will be posted as they are offered.

JULY TEAS/ACT workshop schedule

An official study guide and online practice test may be purchased at:  

unofficial study guide may be found at:


PLEASE GO TO and sign up for your username and password.  You will need to have this completed before the test. 

        2014 TEAS RN TESTS

 Tuesday, July 8  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

 Thursday, July 24  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

 Tuesday, August 5  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

 Thursday, August 7  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

 Wednesday, August 13  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

 Wednesday, August 27  1:00 PM

 CAS 209

Steps Required to Register for TEAS: 
  • Go to the Gaston College Business Office (on the Dallas or Lincoln campus) and pay $40. Make sure to tell the cashier that you are paying for the TEAS.
  • ATI charges $25 to send a TEAS transcript to another institution. Gaston College does not send official TEAS scores to other institutions, you must request your scores to be sent through ATI's website:
  • If you are on the Dallas campus, take your receipt to the Katherine Harper Testing Center, Room 209, (on the 2nd floor of the Craig Arts & Science Building) and see the Receptionist to schedule an appointment. 

If you are on the Lincoln campus, take your receipt to the Counselor on the second floor of the Main Building, Room 209B, in order to schedule an appointment.

You will not be registered for the test until you have completed Step #2!  Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will be given a basic information sheet about the test.

  • The registration deadline for any session is 5:00 PM on the day before that session.
  • All TEAS sessions will be held on the Dallas campus on the second floor in the Katherine Harper Testing Center, of the Craig Arts & Sciences Building, Room 209.
  • Gaston College currently administers TEAS V (Version 5).
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