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Applicants for the Nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) are required to take the TEAS® Exam and meet the minimum score requirements. This is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage.

As of July 1, 2016, the TEAS® test will change from the TEAS® V to the TEAS® Exam. Students applying to the WVC nursing program in June 2017 (for fall-start 2017) or after will be required to take and pass the TEAS® Exam.

General Information

  • During the 2017-2018 academic year, the test cost is $58 plus tax
  • Pay the fee prior to testing at the cashier office
  • Bring photo ID and payment receipt to the test session
  • Arrive on time - students who arrive late may be asked to reschedule
  • The test can take up to four hours
  • Students may not use calculators
  • Students must earn a minimum Adjusted Individual Total Score of 58.7% or higher
  • Additionally, students must earn a minimum cut score in each category:
    • Reading 69% or higher
    • Mathematics 63.3% or higher
    • Science 45.8% or higher
    • English and Language Usage 60% or higher
  • Students must earn these minimum cut scores all within the same test session
  • Scores will be available to students immediately following the test
  • Qualifying scores are valid for two years

Study Materials
There are a variety of study materials available and below are a few recommendations. Please note, the TEAS® test is changing as of July 1, 2016 so ensure that any study materials you use are preparing you for the updated TEAS® Exam (not the TEAS® V). We recommend you visit the WVC library to view the available resources before deciding to purchase your own study guide.

Some students also find it helpful to test early. When you take the TEAS®, your score printout will list Topics to Review, giving you a clear sense of the areas you need to improve in order to get a higher score. 

Test Dates Spring 2020

Testing dates will be announced in winter quarter 2020.

 Repeat Policy
Students are allowed to take the TEAS® Exam two times per calendar year at Wenatchee Valley College. No less than 30 days must pass between each attempt. The $58 plus tax fee  must be paid each time the test is taken.