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 $55.

Please see testing dates for:

2018 ATI TEAS Calendar

Preparing for 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 TEAS V

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 – 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!

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

The Economic and Workforce Division is offering a no-cost ATI TEAS Prep Class. The class will prepare test-takers for all four parts of the ATI TEAS Test: Mathematics, Science, Reading, and English and Language Usage. Students are encouraged to attend all four-days since a different subject is reviewed each day.

This 4-day class (Monday – Thursday) is held at the end of each month to prepare test-takers for the next month’s testing sessions. We offer a morning and an evening class. The morning class starts at 8:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm. the evening class starts at 5 pm and ends at 9 pm.

The Gaston College Nursing Department is offering 0.5 point towards your application for ADN and PN for completing this prep class; but you must attend all 4-days and receive a certificate of completion.

Pre-registration is required. To pre-register email: and let us know whether you are registering for the AM or PM class. Include your first and last name as well as a phone number.

Space is limited to 25. Gaston College students will be given priority.
Dallas Campus – Dalpiaz Student Success Center (DSC), room 215

2018 ATI TEAS Test Prep Class Schedule

June 25 – 29
July 16 – 19
October 15 – 18
November 5 – 8
December 17 – 20

Testing Process:

To schedule your ATI TEAS Test, contact the Katherine Harper Testing Center by calling 704-922-2433.