Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam Information

South Central College Nursing Program will utilize the ATI TEAS® exam to test academic skills for indicators of readiness and success in a nursing program. The exam consists of reading, mathematics, science and English and Language Usage. Each exam consists of 170 questions and has a time limit of 209 minutes (about 3 ½ hours).  Each subject has a set time limit.  Each subject is assessed to make sure minimum scores are met. 

This exam is required as part of the application process for the nursing programs at South Central College. The ATI TEAS® exam score required must be a mean of 58.7.

Practice exams and other study resources are available on the ATI™ website. Preparation for the exam is highly encouraged for all students.
Exams  are scheduled for fall/spring semesters  for both the North Mankato and Faribault campus.  Payment is managed by ATI™ and not the college.

The South Central College campus addresses:
Faribault Campus, 1225 Third Street SW, Faribault MN 55021
North Mankato Campus, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003

Exam Registration – Registration will be completed online through the ATI website.

South Central College does offer testing dates and times throughout the year. Check the ATI website for testing dates and times.  Times reflect time to report to test site, check-in and get settled. Late arrivals may not test that day. 
 
Testing dates and times are available at different campuses. Testing does not have to be done at SCC. The college accept's testing done elsewhere.

You must register a minimum of two (2) days in advance of the test date.

When registering, please note there will be 2 test options for each date. Choose ADN for the RN exam or LPN for the LPN exam. All testing dates will offer both exams. The exams have the same categories of study.

Note: If exam date is full for the date you wish to test please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if additional seats may be released.
Cost:  $76

Registration and payment for the exam is made through ATI™. There is no refund for missed or rescheduled exams. Rescheduling will require additional payment.

Day of Exam

  1. Report on time for your exam to be checked in before the start time. 
  2. Please bring: Photo ID, username and password, and two pencils.
  3. Scratch paper will be provided and collected at the exam.
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