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Essential Academic Skills

All ADN, VN-RN, and VN students must pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

This is a diagnostic test that covers basic Math, Reading, and Science. Students who fail to achieve a passing score must complete additional pre-nursing course work as directed by the nursing department. Students may prepare for this test by going to the ATI testing site ( and then go to ASSESSMENTS; go to Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS test will be given by the nursing faculty prior to starting the nursing program at a time set by the nursing department. To be considered for acceptance into the ADN Nursing Program, the student is permitted to take the TEAS Test a maximum of TWICE to achieve the accepted score of 62 or higher.

PASS (NC 118) - a free 24-hour course offered through Continuing Education. This course will assist you to prepare for TEAS-type exams. It also will assist you in remediation if you have not successfully completed the TEAS test. Please contact Continuing Education for further information at (619) 482-6376.

Southwestern College-Continuing Education
NC 118, Pass Course  (FREE)
**Please be advised, this is not a TEAS specific Course**
Approved course for remediation
Chula Vista Adult School
TEAS Test Prep Course FREE
(619) 934-6605
Approved course for remediation

July (FULL) 17 2014 10:00am 2:00pm
August 15 2014 10:00am 2:00pm
September 12 2014 10:00am 2:00pm
October 10 2014 10:00am 2:00pm
November 21   2014 10:00am  2:00pm 
December  5 2014  10:00am   2:00pm
January  TBA  2015 10:00am  2:00pm 

Higher Education Center at OTAY MESA
8100 Gigantic Street, Room 4423
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 482-6352

Cost: $35 debit/credit card (No cash)
To sign up: Email
Include your name, phone number and test date.
Have you taken teh TEST before? If yes, How many times and what version?

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Last updated: 6/20/2014 11:03:52 AM