Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam
The Nursing Program Application will utilize the ATI TEAS exam to test academic skills which are indicators of readiness for success in a nursing program.  This exam is required as part of the application process for the professional nursing programs at South Central College. The ATI TEAS exam score must be a mean of 58.7.  Scores for individual subjects of the exam must be met as well. 

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. 

Practice exams and a study book are available on the ATI website.  These are recommended but not required.  Preparation for the exam is recommended for all students.

Exams have been scheduled for fall semester 2016 for both the North Mankato and Faribault campus.  Payment will be handled by ATI and not SCC, therefore be sure you are aware that there is no refund for a missed exam.  Once you register you are committed to the exam. You must register a minimum of two (2) days in advance of the test date.

Times reflect time to report to test site, check-in and get settled.  Late arrivals may not test that day.

When registering please note there will be 2 options for each date. Choose ADN for RN exam or the LPN exam. All testing dates will offer both exams. Please note, the exams are the same. 

Tuesday 2/7/17 Noon – 4:00PM Faribault B-169
Wednesday 2/15/2017 Noon – 4:00PM North Mankato E-169
Wednesday 3/22/2017 Noon - 4:00PM North Mankato E-169
Tuesday 4/4/2017 Noon – 4:00 PM Faribault B-106

* 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.

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

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

Day of Exam
Report on time for your exam to be checked in before the start time.  Please bring: Photo ID, Authorization to test letter, username and password, two pencils. Scratch paper will be provided and collected at the exam.