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As part of the admission process to the Hope College Department of Nursing, ALL Applicants are required to take the
TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (T.E.A.S.).

Please note that these testing sessions are only open to current Hope College students.

You must complete 12 credits BEFORE you can apply to the nursing program.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to take the T.E.A.S.

WHAT IS THE TEAS V?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEASŪ) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessedon the TEAS-V exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. The score received on the test will be considered as part of the selective admissions process. The TEAS 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.

If you do not participate in the TEAS, your application will not be evaluated.

WHO SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE TEAS V?
All Hope College students who apply for admission to the Hope College Nursing Department will be required to participate in pre-admission testing.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEAS V?
Students must register for and take the TEAS test on the date it is offered by the Hope College Nursing Department.


HOW LONG DOES THE TEST TAKE AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
You will need to schedule at least four hours to take the test. You will recieve an email from the Hope College Nursing Department regarding location and arrival time.

IS THE TEST REALLY 4 HOURS LONG?
The TEAS is a 3.5-hour test with four timed sections. Extra time is added to the total testing period for user account set-up and short breaks in between sections. You must take the entire test during the testing period. If you finish quickly you may leave before the time has ended.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST?
You will need two #2 pencils, your ATI Username and Password, your registration receipt and a valid Hope College photo ID. Calculators and cell phones are prohibited while testing.

HOW WILL I BE TAKING THE TEST?
You will be taking the test on a computer. The test is proctored, and is held in a Hope College computer lab. You must be familiar with: 1). Using a mouse to select answers from a multiple-choice list, 2). Using a mouse to navigate a webpage (click on links, drop-down menus, etc), and 3). Typing information into address bars and text boxes.

WHAT IF I NEED SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS?
Reasonable accommodations on this test are available for students with documented disabilities. If you have a documented disability, you should:
1. Submit a copy of this documentation to the Hope College Academic Support Center
2. Notify the Hope College Nursing Department at nursing@hope.edu

WHAT WILL I NEED IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE TEAS?
Students taking the test must have a credit card and an email address to complete the online registration.

HOW MUCH DOES THE TEST COST?
Students are required to prepay and pre-register for the Hope College Nursing Department Admission Examination TEAS test. The cost is $45.00. Payment is accepted using major credit cards. Students are required to pay the testing fee at the time the test date is scheduled. Students should print a copy of their receipt and bring it with them on testing day.

I WANT TO STUDY FIRST. IS THERE A STUDY GUIDE?
The Hope College Nursing Department will be using the TEAS version V. ATI offers a study manual and online practice assessments for this version that you may purchase is you wish. Please refer to the company website: http://www.atitesting.com. The Hope College bookstore does not sell the study manual.

I DIDN’T DO SO WELL ON THE TEST. CAN I TAKE IT AGAIN?
If you take the test and feel you could improve your score, you may retake the test only once. However, applicants may take the TEAS only one time per semester. You are required to pay for the test each time you take the test. The Hope College Department of Nursing will use the scores associated with the highest composite score.

WHERE DO I FIND MY SCORES?
Test scores should be available online at http://www.atitesting.com within 2 weeks of taking the exam. You must log in to the ATI website to obtain your test scores. If you cannot remember your username/password or if you do not see your test scores, you must contact ATI at the phone number listed on their web site.

WHAT IS A PASSING SCORE?
The TEAS Exam is not a pass or fail test. Students completing the TEAS V exam are encouraged to earn a Proficient of higher in the ATI Academic Preparedness Category.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A OF VIOLATION OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY?
If the proctor observes any infraction of test protocol, this will be documented, and the individual’s test may be considered invalid and the student may be denied admission to the Hope College Nursing Department Program. Violations of Hope College’s Code for Academic Integrity will be handled in a prompt and just manner as outlined in the Hope College Catalog and the college website.

AM I REQUIRED TO RETAKE THE TEAS EACH TIME I APPLY?
NO, but if you feel you could improve your score, you may retake the test only once. However, applicants may take the TEAS only one time per semester. You are required to pay for the test each time you take the test. The Hope College Department of Nursing will use the scores associated with the highest composite score.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE TEAS?
All Hope College students preparing to take the TEAS test must create an ATI account.

Please note that these testing sessions are only open to current Hope College students. If you are not a Hope College student you will not be allowed to take the test at the Hope College location.


Instructions: To register for the TEAS V exam, go to http://www.atitesting.com.

  • Step 1: If you do not have an account, create an account for the ATI-TEAS V Exam. Previous ATI username and passwords are acceptable.
  • Step 2: Register for “TEAS,” next select the State [Michigan] and City [Holland], and click next.
  • Step 3: To select test date and time, first select Learn More and then Register. Then select Check Out to pay for your TEAS V exam.
  • Step 4: On Secure Checkout page fill in requested fields and proceed to pay.
  • Step 5: Day of your Exam
    • Bring valid Hope College Student Photo Identification
    • Bring ATI-TEAS Confirmation document; username and password
    • Report 15 minutes prior to start of the test
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER:
You will be contacted via email if the TEAS is cancelled. A cancelled TEAS will be re-scheduled.

Print this document for your records.
Register at http://www.atitesting.com

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