Teas Exam

ATI TEAS Student Handout

One of the prerequisites for admission into the professional phase of some of the health science programs is the ATI Test Of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The ATI TEAS should not be scheduled until the semester prior to applying for admission to the professional program and following completion of all basic studies requirements. Each program has additional individual requirements. RADT students must have successfully completed Intermediate Algebra. PTA students are recommended to complete Intermediate Algebra prior to testing. It is recommended that students complete program science requirements prior to testing for an enhanced degree of success.

Each student must pay the testing fee ($60) at the Bookstore and schedule a testing day and time with the Testing Center by calling (870) 864-7196 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Testing Center will give each student a copy of their scores upon completion of the test and review these scores with the student. This score report will be signed, dated, and stamped by the Testing Center.

ATI TEAS Study Materials:
The Testing Center has a copy of the ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition Revised which is available for student use but not for check out. This Study Manual (ISBN # 978-1-56533-575-2) may be purchased at SouthArk's Bookstore for approximately $70.00. In addition, the SouthArk Library has an electronic resource for the ATI TEAS exam preparation, called ATI TEAS Crash Course - 2017, available through Hoopla, a downloadable free app. Hoopla lets you borrow a variety of resources (online books, videos, audiobooks, etc...) if you have a SouthArk Library card. See more info at http://southark.libguides.com/c.php?g=9632&p=4124027. Also, a handout with additional test prep information can be found on the ATI TEAS FAQ Handout.

Program

Reading

Math

Science

English

Composite

Times
Allowed

Remediation 
Required Prior to Retesting

Proof of 10 Review Hours in Each Subject Area Below the Minimum Required Score

LPN

45

30

30

35

40

3 times, but within 1 year of application

Yes

Yes

MLT 45 30 30 35 40

3 times, but within 1 year of application

Yes Yes

OTA

70

60

35

60

n/a

Maximum of 6 attempts

Yes

Yes

PTA

55

55

n/a

55

n/a

3 times, but within 18 months of application

Yes

Yes

RADT

45

30

30

35

40

3 times, but within 1 year of application

Yes

Yes

EMS

-

-

-

-

-

-

EMT and Paramedic applicants are not required to take the ATI TEAS at this time.

SURG
TECH

-

-

-

-

-

-

Surg Tech applicants are not required to take the ATI TEAS at this time.