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COVID-19 Update: EFSC's Fall Commencement will be virtual, celebrated Dec. 17 online and with drive-through celebrations on each Campus. Spring Term 2021 Classes are open for registration, with plans to increase on-campus courses through expanded Hybrid offerings, with class size limits and safety measures remaining in place to protect against COVID-19. View more details & FAQ. To support Fall Term courses and Spring Term planning, select services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Student Services Guide.

Health Sciences and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): Remote Test Option

Due to the COVID-19 Campus closures, a remote version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is now available. Please read all information carefully before registering for the exam following the steps below. You can also view a PDF version of the remote TEAS test information.

The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. It's a multiple choice test designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants to post-secondary nursing and related Health Science programs. Learn more about the TEAS test, including information on preparing, by visiting test creator ATI Nursing Education's website.

TEAS test scores are required for application to several limited access health-related programs at Eastern Florida State College. Health Science program applicants may take the TEAS once during an application year. Check program requirements to see if the TEAS is required and verify selection criteria for specific programs for TEAS test score requirements.

A TEAS preparation course is available through EFSC's online curriculum partner ed2go.

TEAS Remote Test Dates

Until the college can reopen and resume a face-to-face test schedule, the TEAS test is available from ATI using Proctorio to enable our Health Sciences and Nursing Limited Access program applicants virtually.

The TEAS test will be available three times a week beginning June 10, 2020. Registration and fee payment ($82.00) are handled directly at the ATI website. Review all of the information on this page and then follow the detailed registration steps below.

It is highly encouraged that all registered test candidates participate in our Dry Run to test your equipment and access. If you register for a weekly test session by Monday, you will be provided a link to access the Dry Run to be conducted each Tuesday at 1 PM.

Remote TEAS tests will be offered as follows each week:
  • Tuesday, 1:00 PM: Dry Run (Link will be provided to all Test Candidates who register by Monday)
  • Wednesday, 9 AM: Proctored Exam
  • Wednesday, 4:30 PM: Proctored Exam
  • Thursday, 1 PM: Proctored Exam


EFSC TEAS Policy and Accommodations

Under the College's Remote Test Policy, EFSC will test students who are applying to our Health Science programs only once per calendar year. If your program permits a second attempt, you must schedule that at another facility. EFSC will not administer TEAS retests outside of the once per application cycle.

The current ATI Remote Testing option is $82. Students must adhere to third-party vendor cancellation and refund policies and are responsible for ensuring their devices meet minimum technical requirements.

EFSC will test students who have active student status and who are applying to EFSC Nursing or Health Science programs.

If you have a documented disability see details on how to request accommodations and allow extra time for that separate process.

Step-by-Step Remote TEAS Registration and Testing Instructions

1.  Confirm your laptop or PC meets minimum technical requirements. Visit ATI's technical requirements web page to verify equipment needs. Make sure your PC or Laptop meets the minimum hardware requirements before proceeding!
•    Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external
•    Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external
•    Desktop or laptop computer (NO iPads, tablets, or phones are to be used) with the
ability to download Google Chrome

2. Familiarize yourself with the Proctorio platform. ATI has partnered with Proctorio to virtually proctor assessments. Proctorio is a remote proctoring platform that uses machine learning to proctor students from wherever they may be. Be sure to watch the Student Proctorio Process Video also be sure to review the Proctorio Quick Start Guide.

3.  Register for the TEAS by visiting http://www.atitesting.com/teas/register — once there you will set up a student test account by clicking on “Create New Account” and complete the required information. Under “Institution”, select the program as Eastern FL State College: Cocoa Health Sciences to take your TEAS test. Your TEAS test administration should be done under the generic program intent and use your Titans student email account (contact IT Help Desk for email access assistance  if needed). You can change your program intent after you take your TEAS test and when you have been accepted into a Health Science program.

4. Once you have created your account, you may schedule your TEAS test appointment. Select the EFSC option and select preferred time and schedule your test. Pay the Assessment Service fee of $82.00.  ATI will forward additional Instructions to your Titans email. Follow all Instructions carefully!

5. Take part in the practice Dry Run. All students registered in one of the three test sessions by Monday, will receive an email to their Titans account with access information for Tuesday’s 1 PM Dry Run. This will allow you to become familiar with the Remote Proctoring Proctorio experience in a more relaxed environment.

Adopting any new process takes practice. In order to provide the best experience for you we recommend your participation in the dry-run exam before your scheduled TEAS test. Treat this dry run as you would a normal proctored assessment; participation in the dry run prior you your actual ATI assessment will allow time to troubleshoot any technical issues.

6. Student may print a copy of your test results to submit with your program application by using your ATI log in credentials to access. Scores will be processed into your student account within 3 days of test completion.

7. Students need to be advised that TEAS administration instructions dictate the following prohibited items during the test:
* Food or drink (unless necessary for a documented medical condition)
* Textbooks or reference books of any kind
* Sunglasses, hats or a hood (discretionary allowances for religious apparel)
* Music (CD players, MP3 players, iPods, etc.)
* Communication devices (cell phones, pagers, PDAs, etc.)
* External, personal calculators
* Unscheduled breaks during the test are not permitted

Student questions about this process can be emailed to college-widetesting@easternflorida.edu or can call 321-433-5876 and leave a message if needed.