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TEAS V Test Information

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS 5) is a required preadmission component for the 2 year RN program, LVN to RN Bridge and for advanced standing applications.

Applicants must achieve a 62 Composite Minimum Score, Teas Test Version 5 to be eligible for admission.

If you have taken the TEAS in the last year only the initial TEAS score will be considered.  Please include an unofficial copy of your TEAS V results with your application.

The TEAS test measures current knowledge in basic essential skills in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and Language usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a panel of curriculum experts.

The TEAS 5 exam is a 170-item test, multiple choice exam that is taken on a computer.

The TEAS V is offered at Mendocino College and potential Mendocino College applicants should schedule the exam through www.atitesting.comIt is not scheduled through the college.  No preference is given in scheduling for Mendocino College applicants, so you are encouraged to register early for the exam as times do fill up quickly.

There is a TEAS V study manual that potential students can purchase to prepare for the exam, as well as other preparation materials available on line at The test specifics can be obtained by going to the following web links:

Study and testing resources are also available online through the Mendocino College Library at Click on Learning Express Library, register as a new user, choose jobs and careers, then Nursing and Allied Health.

The following are examples of additional study materials for the test, but these are included for the convenience of potential applicants and are not recommended specifically.  


Applicants are strongly encouraged to use college resources, and their own study materials in addition to ATI prep information to get ready for the TEAS V exam. 

Nursing Program Applicants can schedule an exam (available through and then submit their passing score results with their application.

Created: March 12, 2008 @ 08:48 AM
Last Modified: August 05, 2014 @ 04:00 PM


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