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 or more for application to the Practical Nursing Program and 64 or more for the Professional Nursing Program. 

Practice exams and other study resources are available on the ATI™ website. Preparation for the exam is highly encouraged for all students.
Payment is managed by ATI™ and not the college.

Exam Registration – Registration will be completed online through the ATI website.  When registering for the exam notice that the LPN exams will be under Faribault/North Mankato when searching for the exams and the ADN exam will be under North Mankato/ Faribault when searching for the exams. Note: Each student is limited to four ATI TEAS attempts for the SCC Nursing Program Application in a two-year period.

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 the test site, check-in, and get settled. Late arrivals may not test that day. 
The Exam will be completed through Proctorio online during the exam times. You will need reliable high-speed internet, webcam/camera with the microphone on desktop or laptop. Testing does not have to be done at SCC. The college accepts 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 the 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:  $80

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

Day of Exam

  1. Join the Zoom session on time for your exam.  (The Zoom link will be sent to you a minimum of 24 hours prior to exam time to the email address you provided when you registered for the exam.)
  2. Please bring a photo ID, username and password, and two pencils.
  3. Scratch paper will be provided and collected at the exam.