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TEAS Exam: TEAS Exam and Admissions

Registering for the TEAS Exams

TO REGISTER FOR THE TEAS:

Email testingcenter@vgcc.edu from YOUR VGCC EMAIL ACCOUNT and include the following information:

Full Name (as it appears in VGCC records)
Student ID #
Test Date Requested
Test Time Requested

Intended Major (ADN, PN, LPN to ADN Transition, Rad Tech)

The Testing Center will send an email confirmation of your TEAS test appointment with instructions for payment and other important information.

More information can be found at the Testing Center Website.

ATI TEAS Study Manual

The VGCC libraries at Main Campus, South Campus, and Franklin Campus have copies of the sixth edition of the ATI TEAS Study Manual. The study manuals cannot be checked out, but they are available for in-library use.

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TEAS Exam and Admissions

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is the entrance test given to prospective nursing and radiography students at Vance-Granville Community College.  It was developed in order to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage.  The objectives assessed on the ATI TEAS are those which educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level academic readiness of program applicants.

In order to be accepted into the nursing and radiography programs at Vance-Granville, the TEAS exam must have been taken within the past 5 years.  Students may transfer in official scores from other schools if they meet the above criteria.  For the Nursing Programs (ADN, PN, and LPN to ADN Transition) a minimum score of 58.7% on the TEAS test is required.  Students are recommended to aim for a score higher than 70% in order to be competitive for admission into the programs.  

In order to be accepted into a program for the fall term the TEAS exam must be taken by the end of March of the desired year of entry.

TEAS Exam Preparation

Students taking the TEAS test are strongly encouraged to prepare for the test.  Preparation is best conducted by purchasing the Study Manual and by purchasing and completing practice exams.  The options for preparation are listed below and are available through the ATI Website.

The fee for the TEAS exam will not be refunded upon failure to meet the required score.  Students will be charged the testing fee for each TEAS attempt. 

For general inquiries to ATI Testing please email: comments@atitesting.com

For help desk inquiries for ATI Testing please email: helpdesk@atitesting.com

Interpreting TEAS Results

Category

Description

Exemplary

Score of 90.7-100%

Exemplary scores generally indicate a very high level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content. Students at this level are not likely to require additional preparation for the objectives assessed on TEAS.

Advanced

Score of 78.0-90.6%

Advanced scores generally indicate a high level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content. Students at this level are not likely to require additional preparation for the objectives assessed on TEAS.

Proficient

Score of 58.7-77.9%

Proficient scores generally indicate a moderate level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content. Students at this level may require additional preparation for some objectives assessed on TEAS (see Topics to Review section of the score report).

Basic

Score of 41.3-58.6%

Basic scores generally indicate a low level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content. Students at this level are likely to require additional preparation for many objectives assessed on TEAS (see Topics to Review section of the score report).

 Developmental 

Score of 0-41.3%

Developmental scores generally indicate a very low level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content. Students at this level will require additional preparation for most objectives assessed on TEAS (see Topics to Review section of the score report).

TEAS Practice Tests & Study Guides

Subject Guide

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Contact:
Main: (252) 738-3279
South: (252) 738-3510
Franklin: (252) 738-3606
Warren: (252) 738-3686

For Nursing Program Information:

ERICA JASTROW 
Department Chair, Nursing
(252) 738-3457
 

For Testing Information, Contact:

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VGCC TESTING SERVICES
 Main Campus
Tina Ragland: 919-738-3318
or
Christan Melvin: 919-738-3425
Testing Location: Building 7, Room 7340
 
 South Campus
252-738-3504 or 919-528-4737
Testing Location: Room G102
 
 Franklin Campus
Faith Hudgins
252-738-3636
Testing Location: Room F118
 
 Warren Campus
252-257-1900
Testing Location: Building 1-Main Office 210

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