TEAS Process (Required)

About the Test for Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS measures your reading comprehension, English skills (such as grammar and punctuation), basic math skills, and science knowledge. The TEAS must be taken within the last five (5) years for application to the Nursing program.

For any questions or further information regarding the TEAS, contact the Nursing Department at (316)322-3140 or (316)733-3140 from the Wichita Metro area.  

Exam Dates, Times, and Location 

Test dates will either be at 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. for Fall 2014 selection. Tests are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Test dates for students seeking Spring 2015 selection are as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 23, 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 9:00 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 29, 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31,9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 12:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, August 9, 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 14, 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 8, 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 p.m.

The test is given on the Butler of El Dorado Campus located at 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042 in the 1500 Building, Room 15-236A (Connell Nursing Technology Center). Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a test date is filled, no further applications for that test date will be taken.

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Registration & Fees

Students must have an application for admittance to the Nursing program on file. If not, an application must be turned in before or at the same time as the TEAS registration. 

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 must be sent via check or money order payable to Butler Community College and mailed along with the TEAS application to:

Butler Nursing Department
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 60742

Applicants are responsible for the exam fee which must be paid at or before the time of test registration.

No telephone registrations for the TEAS will be accepted. A reservation will not be taken without the $50 registration fee or completed application form.

The exam fee is non-refundable. Applicants who do not show up on the date of their schedule exam will be required to pay the registration fee again when rescheduling exam date.

If and applicant wants to apply a TEAS score from another institution, the student must request the scores from the ATI website. There will be a charge for this.

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Test Preparation

A study guide is available in the Bookstore on both the El Dorado and Andover campuses as well as at the L.W. Nixon Library located in the 600 Building on the El Dorado campus. Students may also purchase the TEAS study guide at the ATI Nursing Education website.

On the Day of the Exam

  • The student must bring a photo ID to be admitted to the testing lab.
  • Please arrive in Room 15-236A 15 minutes early for the test. Late applicants will not be admitted.
  • Use of calculators will not be allowed during the test.
  • Bring two pencils to the test. Scratch paper will be provided.
  • Pagers and cell phones must be turned off while in the testing area.

Test Results

Test results will be given to the student at the completion of their test. A copy of the test score will be attached to the student's application and placed in their file.

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TEAS Prep Course

The TEAS V exam is an important factor in the competitive selection process for Butler’s Nursing Program applicants. Butler is offering an exam preparation class for students preparing to take the important TEAS exam. Many nursing programs require a TEAS exam as part of the competitive selection process. The TEAS exam preparation class will enable students to be as prepared as possible on test day*.  The course tuition is $70.

Class sections are:

El Dorado Campus
Wednesdays, Feb. 4 - April 15, 2015 (no class on March 18)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Andover Campus
Butler of Andover 5000 Building, 13th & Andover Rd.
Thursdays, Feb. 5 - April 30, 2015 (no class on March 19 or April 2, 2015)
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For information, view the BETA registration and information page or call BETA at (316)218-6118 for questions or register online now.

*The Butler Nursing Program does not in any way suggest that by taking this course an applicant will increase the probability of being admitted into the nursing program.  The TEAS exam preparation class is offered separately by Butler Community College and is not overseen by the nursing department.

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Re-Taking the TEAS

The TEAS test may be repeated only one time, with the best composite score used. It is the student’s discretion as to when they choose to take the exam.

You may take it before, during or at the completion of prerequisites.

The student will be required to contact the Nursing Office to schedule a retake of the TEAS. test. The student will be required to pay the $50 at the time of rescheduling.

You should receive a postcard confirming your test date.  If you do not receive your confirmation, please call the nursing office to be sure the registration was received.

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