Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills is a computer-based diagnostic instrument that assists health occupations education programs to evaluate academic aptitude, learning styles, and test-taking skills of new applicants to their programs.

Exam Information

The TEAS is a four-part assessment with subtests in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The total testing time is 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Please check with your program coordinator to see if you need to take the Nursing, Allied Health or ADN version and the number of times this exam can be taken.

As of right now, we are only able to test ACC Students for the TEAS. If you are taking this exam for another institution, we are unable to accommodate.

Test Schedule

Important: You must have paid the $35 TEAS FEE before attempting to schedule a TEAS exam. Have your Receipt number/ Order number available when scheduling.

ACC administers the TEAS test Monday – Thursday by appointment at Business Assessment & Testing Services, ACC Highland Campus, Bldg. 1000 Room 2221. It is also available at the Round Rock Campus, Room 2223. An appointment is required and can be secured online at https://www.registerblast.com/austincc/exam, and you will need to pay the $35 proctoring fee at least one business day in advance. Space is limited, so please schedule well in advance.

Testing Fees and Registration

Each TEAS test has a proctoring fee and a test fee. The $35 proctoring fee is paid online or in person before scheduling your test. The $69 test fee is paid on the day you take your test with a major credit card only and in the Testing Center before your exam can start. All fees are Non-refundable and due before you begin the exam. If you are late, absent, or reschedule on the day of your test, you must pay the no-show or rescheduling fee of $15 to get a new appointment. Same day appointments require an additional fee determined by space availability. All fees paid to ACC Business Testing are Non-refundable. Fees are subject to change.

To pay the test registration fee for the TEAS online:

  1. Select and pay for the appropriate exam here.
  2. To schedule your test appointment go to https://www.registerblast.com/austincc/exam
    • To pay the test registration fee and schedule for the TEAS in person: Bring the registration fee to Business Assessment & Testing Services, ACC Highland Campus, Room 2221 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4:30 pm.
    • The test appointment can be made at that time.
    • The $68 dollar fee is due at your testing time and paid in the Testing room with a major credit card.

Identification Requirements

You must present one form of identification to take the test. The primary ID must be a government-issued photo ID: State issued driver's license, State-issued identification card, Military Identification, Passport, or Government (national or foreign) identification that shows name, address, date of birth, photograph, and signature.


Students requesting accommodations must have a letter from the SAS office prior to paying and registering for the TEAS exam. The accommodation letter must be presented to the testing center before the testing appointment to verify eligibility.

Candidates that require a reader/scribe or another accommodation that would preclude them from taking the computer-based test must allow up to four weeks for the testing center to secure accommodations.

Please note: All TEAS Examinees are responsible for paying the $35 fee and scheduling their appointment before the desired test date.

Supplies & Prohibited Items

We provide paper and writing utensils. Students cannot bring cell phones, food, drink, pagers, PDAs, any wireless communication devices, digital watches, alarm watches, any device that can take photographs or video, calculators, radios, tote bags, textbooks, notebooks, coats, hats (unless worn as a religious requirement), hand-held electronic games, or other nonessential items. If you are subject to getting cold during long periods of seating, you can bring a sweater, but you must be prepared to keep it on for the duration of the exam.