Health Sciences Programs

Additional Testing for Selected Health Sciences Programs

A minimum score on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required prior to application to the following health sciences programs: Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiography, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The test covers reading, science, math and English.

You may take the ATI TEAS up to three times within a 12-month period, and you must allow 30 days between retakes. The 12-month period starts at the date of a first attempt. The TEAS is administered on the computer and takes approximately 3 1/2 hours to complete. The test is offered at selected Assessment Offices. To take this test, you must have a Valencia Application for Admission on file, create only an account on the TEAS website, and you must pay the examination fee. (See Estimated Expenses.)  For more information regarding the steps to take the ATI TEAS, please visit