TEAS


Step 1: Create An Account

All individuals preparing to take the TEAS test must first create an ATI account. To do so, visit atitesting.com, click Create Account and follow the screen prompts.

*Choose East Central College AH as a testing location

You only need to register once, and you will use the same account throughout your health science program. You’ll need your ATI username and password to take an online test. Please bring this information with you to the testing location.

Step 2: Pay The Exam Fee

Exam Fees

  • TEAS Exam Fee: $65
  • Proctoring Fee: If you are taking the TEAS for entry into a program at another institution, you will also be required to pay a $20 proctoring fee. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center the day of your appointment.

There are two options for paying the exam fee:

  1. Payment in person can be made at the Cashier’s Office on the Union Campus or the Student Services Offices on the Rolla Main Campus.  Cash and major credit cards are accepted.  The cashier will issue you a paper receipt.
  2. Payment by telephone can be made by calling (636) 584-6739.  Major credit cards are accepted.  The cashier will provide you with the receipt number.

The exam fee covers a single attempt only.  Applicants who wish to make a second attempt must pay a second exam fee.

Step 3: Schedule Your Exam

Once you have paid the exam fee, you can schedule an appointment to take the test using our online form.

Testing must be completed by:

  • Surgical Technology: March 30, 2022
  • Radiologic Technology: March 30, 2022

To test at the Union Testing Center, please click here.

To test at the Rolla Testing Center, please click here.

Note: The exam fee receipt number is required before completing the form.

The Testing Center will confirm your appointment by email within one business day.

Step 4: Take Your Test

On your test day, feel free to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to check-in.

Bring the following items with you:

  • Photo ID.  Examples include:
    • Driver license or state identification card
    • Passport book or card
    • Military ID
    • Student ID
  • Your ATI/TEAS username and password

The Testing Center will supply scratch paper. The calculator is built into the program.

Please familiarize yourself with the Testing Center Rules and the List of Prohibited Items and Activities before coming to the Testing Center.

What exams are required to be eligible for the ECC Radiologic or Surgical Technology Programs?

For Radiologic or Surgical Technology applicants, the TEAS-V Exam must be completed.

The admission exam is only one of several steps needed for meeting the eligibility criteria.  Please visit the ECC Radiologic or Surgical Technology program page for complete information on eligibility requirements.

What is the TEAS-V Exam?

The TEAS-V Exam is designed to assess a student’s academic and personal readiness for higher education in a healthcare-related field.  The test is an internet-based, timed, multiple choice test evaluating your knowledge in the following content areas:

Reading: key ideas & details, craft & structure, and integration of knowledge & ideas.

English & language usage: conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition.

Mathematics: numbers & algebra, and measurement & data.

Science: human anatomy & physiology, life & physical sciences, and scientific reasoning.

I took the exam somewhere else. Can I transfer the results to ECC?

Yes. Results from the TEAS exam taken for other institutions are transferable to ECC as long as they are within the two-year period. The student will need to provide a copy of the results to the Nursing and Allied Health office.

Can I take the exam at ECC and transfer the results to another institution?

Yes. Taking the TEAS for another institution will require a $20 proctoring fee.

How long will my scores remain valid?

Your scores will remain valid for two years.  If your scores are more than two years old, you must re-take the exam to apply for the ECC Radiologic or Surgical Technology program.

I have questions thar are not answered on this page? Whom can I contact?

If you have questions pertaining to the administration of the TEAS-V exam (e.g., testing rules and procedures, scheduling, etc.), you are welcome to contact the Testing Center at (636) 584-6550 or uniontc@eastcentral.edu.

If you have questions about taking the exams at the Rolla campus, contact the Rolla Testing Center at (573) 466-4076 or rollatc@eastcentral.edu.

If you have questions pertaining to exam content (e.g., how to prepare or improve your score) or any other aspect of the ECC Radiologic Technology or Surgical Technology program application process, please contact the ECC Nursing and Allied Health Department at (636) 584-6616.

When should I take the exam?

The Radiologic and Surgical Technology departments strongly recommends that students successfully complete the following courses before taking the TEAS-V Exam:

  • English Composition I
  • Intermediate Algebra or higher
  • Intro to Anatomy and Physiology Lab & Lecture

It is understood that some students may not have completed all of the above coursework prior to testing.  In this case, students are encouraged to use the review materials or contact The Learning Center for tutoring assistance.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Students may contact the Learning Center to set up an appointment for individual prep sessions for specific areas of concern. To contact the Learning Center, call (636)584-6688, email general_tutoring@eastcentral.edu, or stop in any time during business hours.

What kind of study materials are there?

Study materials such as a study package, a study manual, and online practice tests can be purchased from atitesting.com.

What is a passing score?

The minimum required scores to be considered for admission are as follows:

  • TEAS-V Exam: 50% composite score

Why is an appointment required?

In order to reserve enough exams for everyone wishing to test, the Allied Health department must have an accurate count of the number of testers in advance of the testing day.  In addition, the Testing Centers have limited seating.  For these reasons, an appointment is required.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment online using our online forms.  See the “Registration Instructions” tab at the top of this page.

How many times can I take the exams?

You are allowed to take each exam a maximum of twice within an academic year.  The date of second attempt must be at least 30 days after the date of your first attempt.

How can I reschedule my exam?

If you wish to reschedule your appointment for a different day, contact the appropriate Testing Center first. You will then need to re-register using the online form for the new testing date.

I changed my mind and no longer want to take the exam. Can I get a refund?

If you wish to cancel your appointment, you must contact the appropriate Testing Center at least five business days before your test day to receive a refund.  Once the Testing Center confirms your appointment has been canceled, contact the Allied Health department at (636) 584-6616 to arrange a refund.

How long does it take to complete the exam?

The TEAS exam contains multiple-choice questions in four sections with a total allotted time of 209 minutes.

  • For the Reading section, you are allowed 64 minutes to answer 53 questions.
  • For the Math section, you are allowed 54 minutes to answer 36 questions.
  • For the Science section, you are allowed 63 minutes to answer 53 questions.
  • For the English section, you are allowed 28 minutes to answer 28 questions.

Am I allowed to take a break during the exam?

Yes, you are allowed to take short breaks during the exam in order to use the restroom or get a drink of water or a snack.  Drinks and food are not allowed in the testing rooms, but you may bring them and leave them in one of the lockers outside the testing rooms.  There are also drink and snack vending machines located just outside the Testing Center.

You must get permission from a Testing Center staff member prior to taking a break.  During breaks, you are not allowed to look at reference materials, use the internet, check your email or phone, discuss the test with anyone else, or leave the building.

Keep in mind that taking a break does not stop the timer counting down on your exam.

What if I have a disability and require a special accommodation?

Special accommodations enable all students to test on a level playing field and can include additional testing time, a reader, or a scribe.

Requests for special accommodations must be reasonable and arranged prior to your scheduled test.  Students must provide all special accommodation documentation to Access Services for review and approval.  ECC will then submit the request to ATI/TEAS, which will review the request to ensure compliance with their testing policies.

The process of applying to ECC and registering a disability may take several weeks to months, and there may be an additional waiting period of 2 to 4 weeks to arrange your testing date once your accommodations have been approved.  We suggest that students requiring special accommodations begin this process as soon as possible.

I didn't get the score I wanted. What do I do next?

Applicants who wish to re-take the exam are encouraged to speak with the Allied Health Advisor or Program Coordinator before making a second attempt.  The maximum number of times an applicant can take the test in one academic year is twice, and the Allied Health department recommends applicants wait 30 days after a first attempt to test again.

Failure to achieve the minimum passing score on the second attempt will disqualify the applicant for admission to the ECC Radiologic Technology or Surgical Technology program for that admission cycle.

Union Testing Dates

Wednesday, October 20, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 1 p.m.

Friday, November 12, 8 a.m.

Thursday, December 2, 8 a.m.

Thursday, December 2, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 11, 8 a.m.

Tuesday, January 11, 1 p.m.

Friday, February 18, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 1 p.m.

Rolla Testing Dates

Wednesday, October 18, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, October 18, 1 p.m.

Friday, November 19, 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 2, 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 2, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 11, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, January 11, 1 p.m.

Friday, February 18, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 1 p.m.