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WGU is now requiring individuals who wish to be considered for admission into the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) Pre-Nursing Curriculum program to take and successfully pass the ATI TEAS Exam.
Note: You will need to pass the exam with a minimum total score of 60% and a reading subtest score of at least 60%.
The TEAS exam is a third-party, national nursing exam designed to assess whether or not you are academically prepared for learning nursing-related content. These skills are deemed important for your ultimate success in the prelicensure program.
The exam contains 170 questions to be completed in approximately three and a half hours. The exam covers several academic subject areas including reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage.
Information about test dates, locations, fees, and study materials can be found on the ATI Website.
To register for the TEAS exams, visit the ATI Registration Website. You will be given the option to select a TEAS testing location either at a local university or at a PSI testing center. (Note: Not all local universities will offer testing to outside applicants.)
At a PSI testing center, the cost of the exam is $115 and includes the fee for sending the score transcript to WGU.
Fees at other sites will vary and will not include the cost of sending the score transcript. If you complete the exam at another site, you will be required to purchase your score transcript from the ATI Transcript Request website.
Note: The fees associated with taking the TEAS assessment are your responsibility and are not covered by your WGU admissions application fee.
If you have any questions about the exam, talk to a WGU enrollment counselor.
Passing the TEAS Exam does not grant or guarantee admission into the WGU Prelicensure program.
To meet the WGU Student Score Requirement for admission consideration, you will be required to earn a minimum total score of 60% and a reading subtest score of at least 60% based on the TEAS national cut scores.
WGU will only consider two attempts at passing the TEAS exam per 12-month period. The 12-month period begins with the first attempt. Please speak with an Enrollment Counselor to help you prepare for this exam. TEAS results are valid for five years.
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