Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS test is used is the admissions process for the Dental Hygiene and Nursing programs at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. This computerized test is designed to measure your skills in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These skills are essential in your academic success in health occupation programs including Nursing and Dental Hygiene.


Accommodated testing is available for students with documented disabilities. If you need accommodated testing, please contact the Disability Support Services office.

TEAS Testing

About TEAS Testing

The TEAS contains four subtests. All subtests contain multiple-choice items with one correct answer.

  • The Reading subtest covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions.
  • The Math subtest measures knowledge of whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion.
  • The Science subtest covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles, and general science.
  • The English subtest measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling.

Students are highly encouraged to study for the TEAS test prior to taking it due to the competitive nature of the programs most students are taking the TEAS in preparation for.

Students are recommended to look into:

Composite scores are computed in each of these four areas. Sixteen subscores are also generated to assess specific content mastery.

Content Area Number of Questions Time Allowed
Reading 48 58 minutes
Mathematics 34 51 minutes
Science 54 66 minutes
English and Language Usage 34 34 minutes
Total 209 minutes (3 hours, 29 minutes)

You will receive one copy of your test results immediately after the exam. An official copy of your scores will be submitted to LWTech admissions office at no additional charge. You may view your test results by logging in to the ATI website.

An official copy of your scores will be submitted to the LWTech admissions office at no additional charge if you selected LWTech when obtaining your user name and password from ATI. You may view your test results by logging in to the ATI website and clicking on the results tab at the top of the page.

  • Valid Government-issued photo ID such as your driver's license, passport or military ID
  • ATI username & password. Register at ATI Testing
  • Test fee

All testing materials are provided. You are not allowed to use a calculator, dictionary, or any other personal items for this exam. All personal belongings, including cell phones, must be stored in the lockers outside W204 prior to testing.

  • The fee for the TEAS test is $115
  • The fee must be payable to LWTech at the time of the exam
  • LWTech accepts cash, credit cards, checks or money orders

At Your Station

  • Log on to the ATI website and Sign-In using your ATI username and password.
  • Once you have signed-in, you will be on the Student landing page. From the main menu on the top of the screen, click on Add Product.
  • Enter the Assessment ID given to you by your proctor then click Begin Assessment.
  • Open the Test Instruction Page and click YES. While you are reading the test instructions, your Proctor will approve your test.
  • Once you have read through and understand the instructions, click the Start Assessment button at the bottom of the page.


  • You are timed during your exam. You may not take a break when testing questions are on the screen.
  • Instead of proceeding to the next section immediately, you may take a break at the end of the each section.
  • Only one test-taker is allowed to leave the testing room at a time.
    • Calculators are not permitted for the test.*
    • You will have two pencils and three pieces of scratch paper.
  • Please bring scratch paper out to the proctor when you complete the test.
    • No communication is permitted between examinees while taking the assessment. We will periodically walk the test floor. Should you need more scratch paper or pencils or have a question, please raise your hand or let us know.

During the Test

  • Do not click outside of the testing window! The action will be recorded with your test result.
  • Do not close the testing window for any reason!
  • Do not click "Stop Assessment" without consulting with the test administrator
  • Within each test segment (i.e. Math, Reading, Science etc.) you are allowed to skip questions and return to them later by using the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page, if time allows.
  • Pay attention to the top of the page to keep track of your progress. For example:
    Question Page Time Remaining
     1 of 40 1 of 8 00:58:00
  • Any questions that are not answered will be scored as incorrect.
  • When you have completed your test, click FINISH and then PRINT to process score report.

Please email Assessment@lwtech.edu to schedule an ATI TEAS test.

Students taking the TEAS test can take test as many times as they want without any restrictions. The only requirement for both Nursing and Dental Hygiene program is that we will accept the highest score that is less than two years old before the application deadline date.

Send TEAS to Another College

To send your TEAS results to another college, you may order an electronic transcript at ATI Testing. A $27.00 fee is required by ATI.

Send TEAS to LWTech

To transmit your TEAS results to LWTech, you may order an electronic transcript at ATI Testing. A $20.00 fee is required by ATI.

In-Person TEAS Registration


  1. I understand LWTech will accept any valid score within the last 2 years. There is no wait time between tests.
  2. On the test day, you must bring
    1. One government-issued photo ID (driver license, passport or state issued ID)
    2. AN ATI username and password (register an account at www.atitesting.com if you do not already have one) Make Lake Washington Institute of Technology TEAS Applicants as your Institution under your account.
    3. A $115 test fee (cash, credit/debit card, money order or check).  You may call the cashier at 425-739-8403 and make a payment prior to testing.
  3. Please contact us immediately if you require accommodations for testing. 
  4. I will call (425) 739-8115 or email assessment@lwtech.edu to cancel this appointment at least 48 hours in advance if needed.
  5. Masks must be worn at all times.
  6. Testing is done in the Assessment Center, Room W204.  Park in the West parking lot. 
    Cross the footbridge into the West building and go downstairs to the 2nd floor and turn left.  You’ll see Assessment Center signage.