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As we follow the current social distancing and “Safer at Home” mandates, Ventura College will only be offering the ATI TEAS remotely using Proctorio, a learning integrity platform.

The TEAS will be administered remotely using Proctorio, you will need the following:

  • Microphone: any microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
  • Desktop or laptop computer (no iPads, tablets or phones are to be used) with the ability to install Proctorio Google Chrome extension
  • High-speed internet

A full list of ATI technical requirements can be found at atitesting.com/technical-requirements

ATI TEAS testing is provided ONLY for Ventura College ADN program applicants.

TEAS test dates are for applicants that are applying for the Fall 2022 semester during the application period that ends 3/15/22.  After submitting your application to a nursing counselor, email your TEAS reservation request to Catherine Faulkner at cfaulkner@vcccd.edu using your my.vcccd.edu email.  An email confirmation will be sent directly to each student. All contact regarding TEAS testing is done by email.  No phone calls please.

All testing, including EAC, will be provided on the following dates:

  • March - Date TBD 

EAC students will be required to provide proof of eligibility for the current semester from the EAC a minimum of two weeks prior to scheduled TEAS test date.  

ATI TEAS Testing Dates at Ventura College

Date Day Time Location
March 2022 TBD TBD TBD
March 2022 TBD TBD TBD

Note: ATI TEAS testing is also available directly from ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC).  Visit http://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx for information regarding current fees and scheduling. Please be aware that ATI charges a fee to have TEAS results sent electronically to Ventura College.


When do I have to take the ATI TEAS and send results to Ventura College?

The applicant must turn in Application and be declared eligible for ATI TEAS testing at Ventura College by the nursing counselors before the applicant can reserve a seat for ATI TEAS testing at Ventura College. Applicants to the Ventura College nursing program are required to take the ATI TEAS prior to October 1 for the September 15 application deadline and prior to April 1 for the March 15 application deadline.

If taking the ATI TEAS test at Ventura College, results are available to the School of Nursing immediately after the testing.

    ATI TEAS test results taken at all other locations must be sent via the ATI website to Ventura College prior to:

    • Fall - October 1
    • Spring - April 1

    It is the student's responsibility to request the results be sent from ATI to Ventura College School of Nursing prior to October 1 for the September 15 application deadline and prior to April 1 for the March 15 application deadline. ATI charges a fee for this service. The student is responsible for payment of this fee. ATI TEAS results sent electronically to Ventura College will be matched to the name under which the student applied to the Nursing Program. Tests completed at other sites are counted as testing attempts. Only two student attempts to reach the success score are permitted. If the first attempt is less than the current success score of 62%, the student must undergo remediation as determined by a nursing counselor before retaking as a second attempt.

    How do I reserve a date to take the ATI TEAS at Ventura College?

    Send reservation request to cfaulkner@vcccd.edu using your my.vcccd.edu e-mail.

    Include the following information:

    • Preferred test date 
    • Name
    • Personal e-mail address
    • Phone  number
    • Student 900 ID number

    You will receive a confirmation e-mail of your ATI TEAS testing date. Due to the high volume of calls, please do not call the School of Nursing office for information. If your desired testing date is full, an alternate date will be confirmed if available. If you need to cancel, please contact Catherine Faulkner at 805-289-6496 so another student may take your place.

    What if I require special testing accommodations for the ATI TEAS  based on a diagnosed disability?

    Accommodations for testing may be available to students with disabilities. Students requiring special testing accommodations for diagnosed disabilities must:

    • Obtain EAC (Educational Assistance Center) authorization prior to scheduling a ATI TEAS exam testing date. 
    • Provide a copy of the accommodation to Catherine Faulkner when requesting a TEAS reservation.

    EAC can be reached at 805-289-6300. EAC students will be required to provide proof of eligibility for the current semester from EAC two weeks prior to scheduling the ATI TEAS test.


      What can I do to prepare for the ATI TEAS Exam?

      Ventura College School of Nursing offers the ATI TEAS  test as a courtesy to applicants to the program. The TEAS test is produced by Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI). Information about the content and format of the test may be found at the company's website: www.atitesting.com. Students can prepare for the TEAS with several resources including the Official ATI TEAS study manual (sixth edition). Study manuals are available for purchase on the ATI online store as well as online practice exams. Make sure to purchase the ATI TEAS version.


        When do I get my results?

        Your results will be immediately viewable on your screen. The Ventura College School of Nursing has immediate access to your results if you test through Ventura College.


        What content updates were made to the ATI TEAS?

        You can view an overview of the ATI TEAS content here. 

        What is the ATI TEAS?

        Ventura College Associate Degree Nursing Program applicants are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) as part of the admission multi-criteria due to new regulations by the California State Chancellor's Office. The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading mathematics, science and English and language usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for health science program applicants by a panel of subject matter experts.

        The Chancellor of the California Community colleges requires an individual composite score of 62% on ATI TEAS. Scoring 62% or above indicates that you have the academic skills necessary for successful completion of the nursing curriculum. Screening students' academic skills and requiring remediation for a composite score below 62% coupled with low Reading, Math, Science and English sub scores will increase the likelihood of success in a challenging nursing curriculum. 

        Applicants to the Ventura College nursing program are required to take the ATI TEAS prior to October 1 for the September 15 application deadline and prior to April 1 for the March 15 application deadline.

        Scores for the TEAS V version will be accepted and counted (if this version was taken more than once). Effective for the application period of August 1 to September 15, 2021, TEAS V version will no longer be accepted. Only ATI TEAS will be accepted and counted.

        What is the difference between the two tests?

        The ATI TEAS will be similar in difficulty level to the previous version of the TEAS. Content updates were made to align with current education standards deemed important for entry level health science applicants to possess.

        Multi-criteria:

        The ATI TEAS test contributes to the multi-criteria points for admission. Total maximum points earned come from the sum of the points awarded for the student's TEAS composite score, English score, Reading score, Math score and Science score.

        Points are awarded as follows:


        ATI TEAS   ENGLISH
        ATI Teas Composite Score Points English Score
        Adjusted Individual Score)
        Points
        >95% 6 ≥93%   6
        >90%     5 ≥85%    5
        ≥ 85%  4 ≥80%    4
        ≥77%   3 ≥75%  3
        ≥70%  2 ≥70%  2
        ≥62%      1 ≥65%    1
        <62%   Not eligible for admission <65% 0

        READING   MATH   SCIENCE
        Reading Score
        (Adjusted Individual Score)
        Points Math Score
        (Adjusted Individual Score)
        Points Science Score
        Adjusted Individual Score)
        Points
        ≥95%  6 ≥95% 6 ≥95% 6
        ≥90% 5 ≥85% 5 ≥85% 5
        ≥85%  4 ≥80% 4 ≥80% 4
        ≥80%    3 ≥75% 3 ≥75% 3
        ≥75%  2 ≥70% 2 ≥70% 2
        ≥70% 1 ≥65% 1 ≥62% 1
        <70%  0 <65% 0 <62 0

        What do I do if I did not meet the ATI TEAS success score of 62.0% or above?

        If your score on the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam, did not meet the STATE mandated minimum success score of 62.0%, you will need to meet with a nursing counselor to develop and outline your remediation plan to address this specific issue and to give you a date by which the plan must be completed. Please contact the Counseling Office at 805-289-6448 to schedule an appointment with a nursing counselor. Remediation plans may ONLY be developed by a nursing counselor. You will be required to bring a copy of your ATI TEAS test results to the appointment, and failure to do so will result in having to reschedule. Your application is going to be removed from the applicant pool and not be added to the eligibility wait list.

        Remediation:

        Applicants must meet the success score on the first attempt or must remediate . The nursing program reviews multiple components of the applicant's ATI TEAS  score as part of the application process. Composite scores below 62% require that the student complete specific remediation plans prior to admission to the nursing program. Students who do not meet the mandated success score must schedule an appointment with a nursing counselor to discuss remediation and retesting requirements. Please bring a copy of your ATI TEAS results and the letter from the School of Nursing when meeting with the nursing counselor. Remediation plans must be completed by the date assigned by the School of Nursing. Deferral of admission is not allowed for incomplete remediation.