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TEAS: ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills


STEP 1 - Create an account for the TEAS®  exam through ATI Testing

STEP 3 - Have your TEAS score results sent to Davenport University at



Receive a special discounted registration fee only for Davenport University applicants!  Enter 23DU20TEAS into the Discount Code box during the payment phase of registering for the TEAS. 

Score Results

  • Your scores are available immediately after the examination.
  • There is no “passing” score. Rather, your score will be compared to other nursing program applicants and is an important factor in the application review.   Scores in the ‘proficient’ range and higher are desirable.
  • Davenport University requires TEAS® scores.  TEAS® scores will be recorded into your Davenport student account. 
  • Ask ATI to send your TEAS transcript directly to Davenport University at OR
  • Download and send your TEAS Score Report to

Study Resources

ATI’s online store has a TEAS Study Guide available for purchase in print or as an e-book.  Davenport Nursing strongly recommends that you purchase and review the TEAS Study Guide to be well-prepared for the test.

ATI also offers three other study packages: the Comprehensive study package, the Basic study package, and a Practice assessment package for review and feedback about your study progress.  The materials are optional and not required to take the TEAS.

DU Nursing also provides some material and practice quizzes for review purposes on the TEAS–Nursing Student Success guide.




ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) assessment is necessary for entrance into the Davenport University BSN (Prelicensure) nursing programs.

The exam covers the following academic skill areas:

  • Reading – key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge ( 45 items, 55 minutes)
  • Math – numbers, algebra, measurement, and data  (38 items, 57 minutes)
  • Science –human anatomy and physiology, life and physical science, and scientific reasoning (50 items, 60 minutes)
  • English and Language Usage – conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition (37 items, 37 minutes)

Go to ATI Testing to learn more about the exams.