TEAS Admissions Test: Prelicensure

**University Testing Services is now offering ONLINE PROCTORING. Take the TEAS Admissions Test from the comfort of your own home! Contact TestingServices@uncw.edu or 910.962.7444 for more information.**

Students may take the TEAS admission assessment FOUR total times; however you may only take it once during each testing administration period.

  • The Spring Test Administration deadline is December 16, 2020 - July 1, 2021
  • The Fall Test Administration Period is July 2, 2021 – December 15, 2021
You must register to take the TEAS well in advance. Your TEAS Score is valid for 5 years. 

If you have taken the TEAS multiple times, we will use the highest score achieved in the selection process for admitting students into the Pre-Licensure nursing program at UNCW. Specifically, we will use the “Adjusted Individual Total Score”. Contact your Advisor for further clarification.

Testing at a non-UNCW testing center: You may take the TEAS at another testing center. If you choose to do this, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are taking the correct version of the TEAS and that UNCW Testing Services receives your official scores via ATI Testing prior to the end of the test administration period. If you take the TEAS at another testing center and UNCW Testing Services does not receive your score prior to the last day of the test administration period, the score will not be accepted. Some testing centers charge more for the TEAS, and require that scores be sent to their testing center (resulting in scores not being sent to UNCW). In which case, you would be charged an additional fee to have scores sent to UNCW.


The cost of the TEAS at UNCW is $100.00 (non-refundable) payable in advance. 

TEAS Test Overview. The TEAS Admission Assessment is approximately 3.5 hours and covers the following:

  • Mathematics – a four function calculator is allowed.
  • English and Language Usage
  • Reading
  • Science

Register to take the TEAS well in advance to ensure that you can take it within the test administration period.

Optional Study Materials:

Registering for the TEAS:

Contact the UNCW Testing Services to schedule an appointment.

  • Spaces fill up quickly, so it is important that students reserve their spot early.
  • You will be asked to give your UNCW Student ID during registration, however, if you are not currently a UNCW student, please type in any 9 numbers (can be all 0’s). 
  • To take tests administered by University Testing Services, you must show a valid ID including picture and signature. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, passport, or active military ID. 
  • If you registered with accommodations, you must call the UNCW Testing Services office first.
  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • UNCW Testing Services is located in DePaolo Hall: (910) 962-7444.