TEAS Policy and Remediation Procedures
Upon completion of all prerequisites, the prospective
nursing student must take the Test of Essential Academic
Skills V (TEAS, version 5.0) at a designated testing
prospective nursing student who achieves a passing
composite score of 62%
or higher, will be considered for admission in conjunction with the
required admission criteria.
awarded points towards their application based on a passing TEAS score.
The Nursing Department strongly
recommends purchasing the TEAS study guide and
2 online practice exams for the aid in successfully
passing the TEAS exam. To purchase, go to
If you have
successfully passed the TEAS exam with
an Adjusted Individual Total Score
62% or greater.
The applicant will receive points
towards their application based upon
this first successful TEAS score.
If you are wishing
to re-test to acquire a higher score, a
3 year time period must pass in order to
receive application points. The 3
year time period is based on the date of
the first TEAS V exam taken. A
second TEAS exam taken prior to the
required wait period of 3 years will not
be considered for points.
If you did not pass the TEAS exam,
scoring less than 62%
on the Adjusted Individual Total Score:
The applicant will not be eligible to apply to the
program based upon this first unsuccessful TEAS
score. If you wish to apply in the future, the
following remediation is
required in order to submit a 2nd TEAS
exam with a score greater than 62%. The repeat
score will allow the applicant to receive points towards
a minimum of 30 days to
- complete the remediation
within 365 days of the
1st unsuccessful TEAS
- re-take the TEAS V exam
following the completion
Procedures for Remediation
San Diego State University offers the TEAS exam locally;
please call the Testing Center at 619-594-5216 to
reserve a seat for testing. If you live out of the
area, the ATI website
will refer you to other colleges in your area that offer
the TEAS. Test results must be sent electronically
to Grossmont College Nursing Program.
PROCEDURES FOR REMEDIATION
with an Adjusted Total Score
less than 62%)
The following remediation must be followed in order to
apply to the Grossmont College Nursing Program.
Applicants must wait 30 days to begin remediation and
must complete these courses and/or a TEAS review course
within 365 days from the date of the 1st TEAS exam.
Depending on the scores in each section of your test
(Math, English, Reading and/or Science), please follow 1
of the 2 remediation plans.
1. For those applicants who achieve
in the Math, English,
Reading or Science Comprehension sections of the TEAS, the
remediate using the preferred study methods below prior to
retaking the TEAS for
the 2nd time.
from the ATI TEAS study
Complete TEAS practice
Complete the PASS class
Complete the TEAS Exam
Prep class- 1883H at
indicate which method they used to
remediate when applying. Proof of
this requirement includes;
written statement from
the student, verifying
that the ATI study guide
was used to remediate.
print-out of the
completion or transcript
fro Mesa College's TEAS
Exam Prep class.
2. For those applicants who achieve
than 45% in the
Math, English, Reading Comprehension sections of the
TEAS, the student must complete 1 of the following 2
options prior to retaking the TEAS for the 2nd time;
Course completion based
upon the students
- Math remediation- Math 88 with a grade of "Pass."
- English or Reading Comprehension remediation- English 90 or 90R with a grade of "Pass."
of completion of the above course(s) is
required when applying.
Complete a TEAS review
course at Southwestern
College or a TEAS Exam
Prep class at Mesa