The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) measures basic essential skills deemed most appropriate and relevant to indicate readiness and success in a nursing program. It is a computerized exam, administered in-person by the University Testing Center, in partnership with the School of Nursing, and required for admission consideration.

Who: Only Minnesota State University, Mankato students may test at this location.

When (arrive no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time): 




Friday, January 19, 2024


Wissink Hall 115 & 118

Saturday, January 20, 2024


Wissink Hall 115 & 118

Friday, January 26, 2024


Wissink Hall 115 & 118

***TEAS registration for January, 2024 is expected to open on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Format: Multiple Choice, 170 questions

Delivery: All TEAS exams administered through Minnesota State University, Mankato will be delivered in-person on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus. 

Cost: $97 paid directly to ATI

Time Limit: 209 minutes (about 3 ½ hours). Each subject area has a time limit.

Identification: Only valid government issued identification will be accepted for admittance into the exam. Student IDs are not acceptable forms of identifcation for ATI TEAS.

Additional Important Information: ATI login information, including username and password, is needed to begin your exam.

Subject Areas:

  • Reading - 55 minutes
  • Mathematics - 57 minutes
  • Science - 60 minutes
  • English & Language Usage - 37 minutes

Scoring: The total score from the exam will be used towards the admission ranking process. The total score is 25% of the ranking. There is no minimum score requirement.

TEAS® Exam Policies
  • The TEAS® must be completed by the application deadline- fourth Friday of the semester.
  • The TEAS® may only be taken during the semester applying to the Pre-Licensure Program at MNSU.
  • The TEAS® may only be completed once a semester.
  • TEAS® scores are valid for one year.
  • The highest valid TEAS® score will be used towards admission ranking.
  • Students may test at another site and request an official TEAS® transcript to be sent to the School of Nursing. The transcript must be received by the application deadline.
  • If the TEAS® is taken more than once a semester, the School of Nursing will only use the score from the first attempt.
Registration & Payment

Registration & payment will be completed online through the ATI Website

Minnesota State University, Mankato offers the TEAS® exam to Pre-Licensure Program applicants in the months of September and January. Testing availability will become limited as the application deadline approaches. Students are encouraged to plan ahead. Testing dates and times are made available two months prior to application deadline, in July and November.

Follow the student instructions to create an ATI account and register for the TEAS®. 

Registration for the TEAS® will close at 12:00am, 24 hours prior to the exam date.


ATI recommends approximately 6 weeks of preparation prior to taking the exam.

A variety of preparatory products and packages, ranging in costs, are available for purchase in the Onlne Store of your ATI account.

Students may also purchase Prep Products and find resources HERE. ATI recommends students check out their Facebook Page for live TEAS prep events as well as previously recorded videos and their ATI Student Blog.


Every attempt will be made to accommodate qualified students with disabilities. Students on file with Accessibility Resources are advised to contact the University Testing Center directly at for arrangements. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance to the plan established with Accessibility Resources. 

Please notify the University Testing Center at least two weeks prior to the first testing date scheduled so we may make arrangements with staffing and room reservations. 

Published test dates on ATI's website does not guarantee accommodations are available for that session. In some circumstances, a separate testing date may need to be scheduled after the nursing application deadline, in consultation with the School of Nursing.

To learn more about the application and admission process to the Nursing Program, visit the School of Nursing website here