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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.


General Information

The ATI TEASTM was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. These entry-level skills were deemed essential for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum professionals.

The ATI TEASTM is a 170-item, four-option, multiple-choice assessment. Students will have a total of 209 minutes to take the exam: 64 minutes to answer 53 questions in the Reading section, 54 minutes to answer 36 questions in the Mathematics section, 63 minutes to answer 53 questions in the Science section, and 28 minutes to answer 28 questions in the English and Language Usage section. Students may take this exam a maximum of five times total, and must wait two weeks between tests to retest. A list of available test dates will appear when you begin the registration process.


The fee for the exam is non-refundable and is payable online only. To register or see the price of the exam, click on the "Register" button.

On Exam Day

  • Students must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID.
  • Bring the RegisterBlast email admission ticket.
  • For non-UCO students, bring money for the visitor parking lot. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards. If you bring cash, please be aware the machines do not distribute change.
  • Check-in time will begin 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Prohibited Items 

This list includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, purses, hats, watches, Fitbits, glasses with built-in electronics, or any other electronic devices. Personal calculators are not permitted for the ATI TEAS exam, however, an electronic calculator will be embedded into the computer exam for use. If the student arrives at the testing center possessing any of these items, they must store them in a locker provided by the testing center.


Thatcher Hall, third floor, Room 319.

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