TEAS Update:

IVC RN Program – TEAS Pre-entrance Test

All RN and LVN to RN applicants must pass the TEAS with a 62% or higher score.

This is a diagnostic test in basic Math, Reading, and Science. Students who fail to achieve a passing score must complete additional course work. The TEAS is an online computer test administered by a test proctor in the IVC Nursing Learning Center (NLC). If students do not pass on the first attempt, a remediation plan will be required to test a second time and no sooner than six (6) months after the first test – see instructions below. Proof of remediation and results of first and second test attempts must be attached to the nursing program application. 

  • ATI TEAS (Version 6) required
  • IVC Nursing will offer a one-week TEAS Tutoring
  • Students purchase the TEAS resources on their own, see Test Preparation below. Practice tests strongly recommended before taking the actual test.
  • Points awarded when the student has passed with 62% or higher. A 3-year wait time is required to retest for a higher score.
    • 90 - 100% = 20 points
    • 70 - 89% = 17 points
    • 62 - 69% = 12 points
    • 61% or less= 0 points

  • A 6-month wait period is required to retest if the student did not pass with 62%. 
    • If the first attempt is a score of 55% or lower Math and Science, additional remediation in these areas will be needed.
    • If scoring 60% or lower in Reading, remediation such as taking additional ENG or READ courses may be necessary. This may involve the assistance of the program counselor.
    • A score less than 80% on the practice assessments indicates that the student is not ready to test. Additional personal study is needed which is the foundation for preparing for the TEAS.
    • If seeking a higher score for points, students must wait three (3) years before retesting, regardless of where they took the test. The test can be repeated if the version changes.
    • If a passing score is not achieved after two attempts regardless of where it was taken, the student can no longer apply to the Registered Nursing Program at IVC.
  • Students who take the TEAS at other locations must request a 'TEAS Transcript' to be sent to Imperial Valley College Nursing Department.

Test Preparation

  • It is recommended students complete all prerequisite coursework first before attempting to take the TEAS.
  • Study materials are obtained directly from ATI Nursing Education
    • IVC Nursing recommends the following study materials:
  • Log on to the ATI website and create an account, noting your username and password available

IVC Testing Dates

  • CANCELLED  Feature days will be announced at a later time 
    IVC Nursing will offer a one-week TEAS Tutoring from January 13th – 17th , 9 am – 1 pm (Please sign up in the NLC - 760-355-6530) 
 Day  Date  Time  Room  For Application Period of: 
 Friday   February 28, 2020   8:45 am  2158    March 2nd - 31th 2020 
 Friday  March 13, 2020  8:45 am  2158

TEAS exam has been cancelled until further notice. New dates will be posted as soon as they become available.

 Friday  March 27, 2020  CANCELLED


Students must register following the instructions below under 'How to Register'.

How to register

  • Register in Room #2137 Nursing Learning Center (760) 355-6530 or #2155 Nursing Office (760) 355-6348. Leave a message if no answer, include a call back phone #, email address, and reason for call as the NLC is a very busy center for pre-nursing, nursing and allied health students.
  • Once you have registered, you are scheduled for that day. Cancellations are necessary 24 hours before day of testing –  no shows may need to wait to reschedule testing. Students should not schedule to take the TEAS if they feel they are not ready.

On the day of the test:

  • Print out the IVC TEAS Survey and submit to the testing proctor
  • Bring a picture ID – IVC Student ID or CA driver's license acceptable - students without the proper ID will not be allowed to test
  • Bring a pencil or pen
  • Plan on arriving minimum 20 minutes before check-in to have time to park and check in. Late admissions after check-in are not accepted.
  • The test is held in Room 2158 of the 2100 Health Sciences Building, Nursing Computer Lab – an IVC parking pass or day pass will be required.