TEAS Testing Requirements

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Maria College requires that all students with an intent for the Practical Nursing Certificate, PNC or Associate’s Degree in Nursing complete the “TEAS”—Test of Essential Academic Skills, at a required level in order to be admitted into their program. Our goal in using the test is to ensure that you have basic knowledge in the areas of English, mathematics, science, and reading comprehension to be successful in the nursing field.

Upcoming Test Dates:

Maria College offers TEAS test exam dates on campus in Main Building, Rm. 105 at 10am. Register online at https://atitesting.com for the following dates.

  • June 30, 2022 
  • July 7, 2022

Students have inquired about Maria College accepting the HESI –A2 exams instead of the TEAS scores.  In short, yes, we will accept the HESI-A2 with the proper sections for admissions.  While admissions committee prefers the TEAS exam to measure the students success because of how our Nursing curriculum is prepared, we also understand the burden that an additional test could have on the students.  Maria College requires a minimum competency of 70% in each of the following subject areas Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Grammar, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology for the HESI-A2 to be acceptable. Scores from the TEAS and HESI-A2 cannot be combined.  

Score requirements:
Associates Degree in Nursing: ATI Academic Preparedness Level of “Proficient” and at or above the following scores for each of the four sub-categories:

    • Reading 70.5%
    • Mathematics 69%
    • Science 53.6%
    • English 63.8%

PNC: Meet or exceed the overall national average score for the combined four sections.

Scores from two separate exams may be combined to take the highest scores.