At Hawkeye Community College, it is our goal to help students be successful in our programs. This pre-admission exam will help determine student readiness to begin the Nursing curriculum and be utilized to provide advising.

The ATI TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills), also referred to as the TEAS VI test, is a computerized multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the ATI TEAS test are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Scores from other colleges will not be accepted. Please register for a date and time below to take your ATI TEAS test.

Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 42 50 minutes
Mathematics 30 56 minutes
Science 48 38 minutes
English and Language Usage 30 65 minutes
TOTAL 170 209 minutes

Registering for the ATI TEAS Test

Pre-Nursing students will still need to complete the TEAS test to move to the waitlist/eligibility list for the Nursing program.

The TEAS Test is normally offered the first full week of each month, excluding January.

To schedule your TEAS exam please call Student Services at 319-296-4014.

Continue to prep and study so you will do well when you take the TEAS test.

Preparing for the ATI TEAS Test

There are several ways you can prepare for the ATI TEAS test:

  • ATI TEAS PAL is a self-paced tutoring computer program designed to help you prepare and pass the ATI TEAS test. Stop by during the following times.

    TEAS PAL Tutor Schedule — Spring 2021
    Monday 3:00–3:30pm Student Tutoring and Computer Lab, Bremer Hall 127
    4:00–5:30pm Library 211
    Tuesday 12:00–3:30pm Student Tutoring and Computer Lab, Bremer Hall 127
    4:00–6:00pm Library 211
    Wednesday 1:00–4:00pm Student Tutoring and Computer Lab, Bremer Hall 127
    Thursday 12:00–4:00pm Student Tutoring and Computer Lab, Bremer Hall 127
  • Check out Study manuals at the Hawkeye Community College Library.

  • Online Practice Assessments and Study Manuals for the ATI TEAS are available to purchase.


You may test a total of five times if your composite score is 63.9% or below. Retesting fees will apply. You are allowed to test once per calendar month.

Remediation is highly recommended; The TEAS PAL Lab, located in Bremer Hall room 127, has tutoring available. Call 319-296-4029 for hours, dates and times, as they vary each semester.

Contact Information

Evaluation and Testing

Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
Email Evaluation and Testing

Hawkeye recommends unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask on campus.

Masks are required while testing per the testing companies policy. Please check your instructions before coming to the testing center.

Regular Hours — Summer 2021

Monday – Friday 8:00am–4:30pm

Testing is by appointment only. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

If campus is closed, the Testing Center is also closed. This includes weather related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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