Required TEAS version: Starting Spring 2023 Only TEAS 7 will be accepted.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) has been approved by the state as a pre-entrance exam for applicants to the Nursing Program. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English. The test has been developed by a private company, ATI Nursing Education, and is offered at designated testing sites throughout the country. The TEAS test is not offered on the Grossmont College Campus. San Diego State University offers the TEAS locally. You can call their testing center at 619-594-5216 to reserve a seat for testing. Further information can be obtained for locations out of the area on their website: www.atitesting.com
Policy and General Information:
Upon completion of all prerequisites, the prospective nursing student must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills at a designated testing site. The prospective nursing student who achieves a passing total score of 62% or higher will be considered for admission in conjunction with the required admission criteria. Applicants are 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 in preparation for taking the TEAS exam. These materials as well as additional study materials are available on the ATI website. To purchase, go to www.atitesting.com.
95-100% = 32 points
90-94% = 30 points
85-89% = 28 points
80-84% = 26 points
75-79% = 24 points
70-74% = 21 points
65-69% = 18 points
62-64% = 15 points
Less than 62% = 0 points
PROCEDURES FOR REMEDIATION
For applicants with a Total Score less than 62% on their first attempt, the following remediation must be followed in order to apply to the Grossmont College Nursing Program:
For questions, please contact the Grossmont College Nursing Program at: 619-644-7301