Testing Information

Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS)

TEAS is a program entry requirement for all students seeking entry in the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing programs. Students are required to score a minimum of 65% in the mathematics and reading sections of the test to be eligible for clinical entry. An ATI TEAS Test Review Guide can be found at www.registerednursing.org/teas

Testing Dates 

Tests will be offered on the second Thursday of each month on both the Laurens and Greenwood campus.

For each testing date, there are three time slots: 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tests are offered at the Laurens County and Greenwood County campus testing centers. 

Registration for TEAS testing is open. Students must first pay the TEAS test fee of $65 to the PTC Business Office and then they may submit an online request for a TEAS test appointment. Once the fee has been paid, students should click here to access the online TEAS request form. Students should schedule TEAS appointments well in advance, since the dates fill up quickly and it is not our practice to add additional test dates. Test appointments are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response to your request.

NOTE: Students with disabilities who want to request accommodations for the test should contact Brenda Dailey at (864) 941-8378 or dailey.b@ptc.edu before registering for the test.

Students submitting previous test scores, should email the TEAS Individual Performance profile, along with their P#, to graham.b@ptc.edu.

Test Information

Preparation Resources


WorkKeys is a program entry requirement for all students seeking entry into Respiratory Care. Students are required to score a minimum of 4 in all testing areas to meet the Program-Ready requirement. Students should have this completed by the application deadline.

WorkKeys testing is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. No prior registration is required; however, the participant must visit the Continuing Education office (Located in “GA” Building) to pay for the test prior to entering the classroom. Once payment is received, the participant must take his/her receipt and a picture ID to the classroom for admission. Testing is only offered on the Greenwood campus. Testing is free to Respiratory Care students with student ID.

Students will receive a score sheet upon test completion. Students that meet the minimum scores should submit their score sheet to the Respiratory Care Coordinator in the Health Science Division prior to the application deadline.

National League of Nursing (NLN)

Licensed practical nurses seeking entry into the Transition Nursing program must take the NLN Foundations of Nursing exam and receive a score of 65 percentile or higher.

Testing Dates for 2018

Testing space is limited. Testing appointments should be scheduled early and appointments must be kept. Students should arrive 15 minutes early to the test site. Late arrivals may not be permitted to test. A photo ID is required.

NLN Foundations of Nursing exam dates are posted on the Transition Nursing website. 

For Transition Nursing Program information, please click here.

For information about the NLN Foundations of Nursing exam, including the topics covered, length of the test, and other details, click here.