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The IVC Nursing Program will be accepting the TEAS exam proctored remotely online by ATI. This remotely proctored exam offers a variety of secure exam settings including video, audio, and screen recording designed to maintain the integrity of the exam and ensure uncompromised exam results. Students interested in taking the exam must register at https://atitesting.com/teas/register. The exam fee is $115 and must be paid directly to ATI during registration. Please note that all questions regarding the TEAS remotely proctored exam must be addressed to ATI's customer service or by viewing the section "TEAS Exam FAQ's" on their website. 

If you have any questions or concerns contact Analisa Veliz, Nursing Dept. Administrative Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All RN and LVN to RN Bridge applicants must pass the TEAS with a total score of 62% or higher score. Only the first ATI TEAS score of 62% or higher within the past calendar year will be accepted for admission. Multiple attempts are not reviewed. If a student has taken the TEAS at another testing site, they will be advised to request their previous scores be sent to Imperial Valley College from ATI online at www.atitesting.com by a posted deadline set by the department.

This is a diagnostic test in basic Math, Reading, and Science. Students who fail to achieve a passing score must complete additional course work. Proof of remediation and results of first and second test attempts must be attached to the nursing program application. 

  • Points are only awarded when the student has passed with 62% or higher on the first attempt. A 1-year wait time is required to retest for a higher score. If the applicant wants the score to count toward points.
    • 90 - 100% = 20 points
    • 70 - 89% = 17 points
    • 62 - 69% = 12 points
    • 61% or less= 0 points

TEAS Retesting Policy:
Students will have two attempts to take TEAS within a 3-year period. If student did not pass with a total score of 62%, a four-month waiting period is required to allow students to remediate areas needing improvement.
No points will be awarded on nursing applications to students taking ATI TEAS on the second attempt.

Test Preparation

  • It is recommended students complete all prerequisite coursework first before attempting to take the TEAS.
    • IVC Nursing recommends the following study materials:

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