Gaston College offers the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V in the Katherine Harper Testing Center on the main campus. The TEAS V is given to students applying for admissions into our Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing, or LPN to RN programs.

TEAS Testing

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TEAS Testing

Gaston College currently holds all TEAS testing sessions on the main campus on the second floor of the Craig Arts & Sciences Building in the Katherine Harper Testing Center located in room 209. See Directions tab for campus map. We offer the ATI TEAS Test. The cost of the exam is $65 for students and $85 for non-students. The ATI Predictor (LPN to RN) is $60. 



NOTE: Due to Covid 19, you are required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the testing center. Please do not bring anything with you to the testing center except your ID. Please practice social distancing of 6 ft. while on campus. No pocketbooks, backpacks, coats, jackets, or any other item will be allowed in the testing center.

Preparing for the ATI TEAS Test

The TEAS test is required for students applying to the following programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Registered Nursing (ADN)
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Phlebotomy (Certificate)

The test is taken on a computer and is scored immediately upon completion. A four function calculator is provided online with the test.

Students applying to the Medical Assisting, ADN, LPN, or Phlebotomy program take four timed sections. The sections are:

  • Reading: 64 minutes, 53 questions
  • Math: 54 minutes, 36 questions
  • Science: 63 minutes, 53 questions
  • English and Language Usage: 28 minutes, 28 questions

If the program of study requires all four sections, each section must be completed. Some schools (such as ECPI) only administer two sections of the test and we cannot accept partial TEAS scores.

Students applying to the Veterinary Medical Technology program take two timed sections. The sections are:

  • Math: 45 questions-56 minutes
  • Reading: 40 questions-50 minutes

Application deadlines and required TEAS test scores for applying to a specific program are available on the following program pages:

Registering for the ATI TEAS

The registration deadline for any session is 5:00 PM on the day before that session.

•Step 1: Go to the Gaston College Business Office (on the Dallas or Lincoln campus) and pay the testing fee. Make sure to tell the cashier that you are paying for the TEAS.

•Step 2: Main 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.
Lincoln Campus – you may call the KHTC at 704-922-2433 to schedule your TEAS /Predictor test date after you have paid the Business Office in Lincolnton (704-748-5211).
You will not be registered for the test until you have completed Step #2!

If you do not live in the area, we can accept payment for the TEAS by telephone. Please contact the Business Office at 704-922-6414 to pay with credit/debit card.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will be given a basic information sheet about the test. All students are required to visit and sign up for your username and password. You will need to have this completed before your test date.

ATI charges $27 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.

ATI TEAS Test Prep Classes

Course Description

Gaston College offers a four-day, low cost prep class for the ATI TEAS test.  Students who complete the 4-day class will receive a certificate of completion and 0.5 point toward their Gaston College ADN & PN application. The class will prepare test takers for all four parts of the ATI TEAS Test:

  • Mathematics
  • Science:  Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Reading
  • English and Language Usage

Course Meeting Information

  • 16 Hours (Students must attend all 16 hours in order to receive the certificate of completion for the course.)                   

Course Meeting Location(s)

Course Cost: Tuition:  $125.00

  • Study Guide/Manual: Included in tuition

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to attend this course. Seating is limited to 25 students per class.

To register online:

  • Go to Gaston College WebAdvisor.
  • Under the gold Registration bar click “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
  • In the Search for (Key Word) textbox type in “TEAS” and click Submit at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Select the class you wish to take using the checkbox on the left side of the table.
  • Click Submit and complete the requested information. 

To register in person:

Visit the Continuing Education Registration Department located on the 2nd floor of the Myers Center Building. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For more information, please email us at or call 704-922-2244.