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Tri-County Technical College's Testing Center, located in Ruby Hicks Hall Room 170 on the Pendleton Campus, administers the following ATI tests:

  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) $100.00
    • For students entering the Associate Degree Nursing program or the Practical Nursing program. The TEAS test is comprised of subtests for Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. Students need to allow 3.5 to 4.0 hours for TEAS testing. 
  • RN Fundamentals test $55.00
    • For students entering the LPN to ADN Transition Nursing program. The RN Fundamentals test consists of questions designed to provide assessment data regarding a student's mastery of concepts of nursing fundamentals linked to the NCLEX test plan. Students need to allow 1.5 to 2 hours for RN Fundamentals testing.
  • Anatomy and Physiology test $38.00
    • For those applicants whose required science coursework is greater than 5 years old. The Anatomy and Physiology test assesses student comprehension and mastery of basic anatomy and physiology principles. Students need to allow 70 minutes for the Anatomy/Physiology test.


Prior to taking the ATI test, students must have completed the Tri-County Technical College application and established an account with ATI at

ATI tests will be offered on campus by appointment only at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the Pendleton Campus only.

Please complete and submit the ATI Test Appointment Request Form to request an on-campus testing appointment. Appointments will be scheduled up to 30 days in advance for testing.

A picture ID is required for testing. Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

  • a state-issued picture ID (a driver's license for example);
  • a military ID; or
  • a valid school ID (high school or college).

Students should check-in at the Testing Center, Ruby Hicks Hall Room 170, prior to their appointment time. The Testing Center will provide a Check-in/Score Report slip to take to the Cashier's Office, located in Ruby Hicks. The student will return to the Testing Center and provide their payment receipt to complete their check-in process.

The TCTC Testing Center will not be administering these tests online.  Students who wish to take the TEAS online will find instructions on the ATI website: and select TEAS AT ATI Online remote proctored by ATI  for virtual testing.

Students may not leave during testing unless extenuating circumstances arise. Calculators are provided within the test when permitted. Students with a documented hearing, learning, physical, psychological, and/or visual disability that will prevent them from taking the test under standard conditions may request special accommodations. Requests for special accommodations should be made directly to the Accessibility Resource Center at (864) 646-1564.

A student may take the ATI TEAS test, ATI RN Fundamentals test or ATI Anatomy and Physiology test twice in an academic year (August – August). The student is responsible for paying the testing fee each time. If a student scores less than minimum levels after the first attempt, they are encouraged to go to for a printout of weak areas.

For additional information regarding ATI testing, please visit

For information on Electronic Submission of ATI scores for TEAS assessments taken at locations other than TCTC testing sites, click here.

For additional information regarding the Associate Degree Nursing program at Tri-County Technical College, click here.

For additional information regarding the TCTC Testing Center, please email