TEAS & ATI Critical Thinking Exams

What is TEAS & ATI Critical Thinking?

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and ATI Critical Thinking Test are geared to nursing program applicants who may need to take depending on your institution's program requirements.

CCD students are required to schedule a TEAS and Critical Thinking appointment a minimum of 24 hours in advance. No exceptions will be made. If you do not have a testing appointment, you will not be able to take your exam.

Format for the TEAS & ATI Critical Thinking

The TEAS computer-based, multiple-choice, timed test consisting of four sections. Calculators are not allowed during testing. Scratch paper and writing utensils will be provided. The Critical Thinking exams is a computer based exam, multiple-choice, timed test consisting of one section.


Please allow a total time of 4 1/2 hours for both TEAS and the ATI Critical Thinking exams.

  • Reading: 42 Questions, 58 Minutes
  • Mathematics: 30 Questions, 51 Minutes
  • Science: 48 Questions, 66 Minutes
  • English: 30 Questions, 34 Minutes
  • The Critical Thinking exam is a separate test consisting of 40 questions in 40 minutes.

How to Schedule

ID Requirement

A government issued ID is required to take a test. Upon request an additional form of identification must be shown. 


  • The fee for the TEAS test is $75
  • The fee for the Critical Thinking test is $75
  • All fees are payable during check in at the CCD Testing Center


Results are available immediately after completion of test and through each user’s account at ATI Testing’s website. Please consult your program for score interpretation.

Retest Information

Students may retake each test one time within a one-year period.