Health Applicant Selection Testing 


All students who will apply to COTC health programs are eligible to register for the required ATI TEAS 5.0


Any student who applies for any COTC health program (Nursing, Medical Imaging, Sonography, Surgical Technology) is responsible for knowing and abiding by the following requirements:

Testing will be available on most Fridays, excluding holidays, finals weeks, and days when a proctor is unavailable.

All students are responsible for scheduling their ATI TEAS 5.0 date themselves through the ATI Website (see below).  Students will be able to access a calendar of open sessions when they log in to schedule their exam.  Testing sessions can accommodate twenty students, and once a session is full, it will no longer be visible on the calendar.

Students requiring disability accommodations should contact the Testing Center Coordinator for further instructions on scheduling.  Students who wish to utilize disability accommodations must have already met with the Office for Disability Services.  If you have testing accommodations through the Office for Disability Services, it is important that you contact the Testing Center before you schedule your TEAS test to be sure that the necessary accommodations can be provided on the day you plan to take your test.

While there is no limit to the number of times a student may take the ATI TEAS 5.0, only the most current/recent scores will be taken into consideration during the selection process.  If you decide to retest during the same quarter, you must schedule and pay again through ATI.  After you have scheduled, it is important you contact the Testing Center at 740-364-9676 to let the Testing Coordinator know that you are testing for the second time.  Failure to contact the Testing Coordinator will result in your not being permitted to access a test on the day you have scheduled. 

All results must be received by the deadline date of the health program for which the student is applying.


Payment and Scheduling Information:

The cost of the test is $50 and must be paid at the time of registration via a credit card, debit card, or visa gift card.

Payment for the ATI test is nonrefundable/nontransferable, and no-shows and late-shows will result in loss of money.  Students cannot reschedule for their exam, but will need to pay and schedule again through ATI TEAS.  Students who do not show up for their scheduled testing session will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be able to reschedule without paying the testing fee again. 

The deadline to register for a session is 24 hours before the scheduled start time of that testing session. 

Choose your dates and times wisely!

If a student should decide to take ATI TEAS 5.0 from an institute outside of COTC, then he or she is responsible for ensuring that ATI TEAS sends his or her score to COTC electronically by the deadline date.

Questions or concerns regarding these or any other testing policies should be directed to the Testing Center Coordinator.


Registration for ATI TEAS 5.0 includes the following required processes:

Students are to log onto ATI at www.atitesting.com to create their ATI account.

Click on “Create New Account” and then follow the screen prompts.

Students will only need to register once, and must establish a username and password to take the ATI TEAS 5.0. 

While the username and password can be anything of the student's choosing, the ATI TEAS student ID number MUST be the 7 digit COTC student ID (the 7 digit number is listed under the Profile link at COTCConnect).  Failure to use the COTC 7-digit ID number will result in ATI not being able to import a student's scores to their COTC record. 

Registering for the ATI TEAS test date is now available via their Online Store at www.atitesting.com.  For a detailed description on registering for your TEAS Test date, please click here.

Students are responsible  for ensuring that their ATI accounts work prior to the test date.


On the day of the test:

Student must set up an account with a username and password before arriving to test. If a student does not have his/her account already set up, no testing will be permitted. The student must reschedule and pay again.

Students MUST arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the test to sign in at front desk. No shows and late arrivals will result in loss of money.


Ten minutes before the test begins, all examinees must be signed in and in their seats and ready to test. Students arriving after 8:20 am for the morning test and 12:20 pm for the afternoon test will not be permitted to test. They must reschedule and pay again.


If a student has testing accommodations from Disability Services, he/she MUST contact the Testing Coordinator before scheduling the TEAS test to be sure that the accommodations can be provided on the day of testing. Failure to contact the Testing Coordinator ahead of time will result in testing accommodations not being available on the day of the test.


If a student wishes to RETEST, he/she MUST contact the Testing Center to arrange for a retest assessment number. Failure to contact the Testing Center ahead of time will result in the student NOT being permitted to access a test on the day scheduled. They must reschedule and pay again.


Students MUST bring – Photo ID, ATI username & password, & pen/pencil for scratch work.


Students MUST NOT bring – food, drinks, candy, gum, books, notes, calculator, cell phones or any other electronic devices.


Coats, jackets, hoodies, ball caps, or sunglasses cannot be worn while testing.


Students should take care of personal business prior to the start of the test. There are no breaks during testing and students are not permitted to leave the testing room once the test has begun unless authorized through the Office for Disability Services.


Books are available in the Bookstore and the Library at the Newark Campus or online at atitesting.com to help prepare for the exam.


Students are to report directly to the COTC Testing Center in Hopewell 88 on testing day.

Testing Center staff may stop the test of any student who does not follow the listed procedures and expectations.


The ATI TEAS 5.0 Test will comprise of the following:

Time limit is 209 minutes.  Four-option multiple-choice with 170 total questions.

Reading is 58 minutes with 48 questions.  The Reading portion constitutes 28% of the overall score.

Mathematics is 51 minutes with 34 questions.  The Mathematics portion constitutes 20% of the overall score.

Science is 66 minutes with 54 questions.  The Science portion constitutes 32% of the overall score.

English and Language Usage is 34 minutes with 34 questions.  The English and Language Usage portion constitutes 20% of the overall score.

Students may not print test results in the Testing Center, but they may take a moment after the exam to review their scores.  Results will be stored in the student's ATI account under the 'My Results' tab and can be accessed from any computer with internet access.  Students will be able to print their results at any of the open computer labs on campus or at home. 


Preparing for the Test:

Study guides are available at the Newark Campus Bookstore, for limited check-out at Newark Campus Library, at extended campuses, or through the ATI website at www.atitesting.com.

Also available through the ATI website are TEAS transcripts, TEAS Online Practice Assessments, TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual, and Learning Strategies: Your Guide to Classroom and Test-Taking Success.

Additional ATI TEAS test taking tips and strategies are available by clicking here. 

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