Assessment & Testing

TEAS® V Test

At Hawkeye Community College, it is our goal to help students be successful in our programs. This preadmission exam will help determine student readiness to begin the Practical Nursing curriculum and be utilized to provide advising.

The TEAS V test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS V test are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

The TEAS V test is:

  • computerized
  • 209 minutes
  • multiple choice
  • 170 questions
Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 42 50 minutes
Mathematics 30 56 minutes
Science 48 38 minutes
English and Language Usage 30 65 minutes
TOTAL 170 209 minutes

TEAS V Test Dates

Tuesday December 1, 2015 8:30am
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:30pm
Thursday December 3, 2015 8:30am

Registering for the TEAS V Test

Call Student Services to register for a date and time to take your TEAS V test. Appointments cannot be made via email.

Test sessions are scheduled in the morning and afternoon Monday through Friday in Student Services only.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your testing appointment. Late arrivals will not be allowed to test.

After you Have Scheduled Your Test

Once you have registered for your TEAS V test at Hawkeye, you must create an account:

  1. Go to

  2. In the Secure Sign On area, click on “Create an Account”

  3. Complete all fields required including your Hawkeye Community College student ID number. Where do I find my student ID number?

    This must be completed before you test.

  4. Be certain to write down your username and password. You will need these to take the test.

  5. Click “Register” to complete the registration.

What to Bring With You to the TEAS V Test

Students will not be permitted to test without the following:

  • A valid photo ID (must include: current photo, signature, and permanent address)
  • Check or cash to pay for the testing/retesting fee. Cost for the test is $55.
  • ATI account username and password

Calculators may not be used for the test.

Preparing for the TEAS V Test

There are several ways you can prepare for the TEAS V test:


You may retest one time with Hawkeye if your composite score is 63.9% or lower. Retesting fees will apply. You must wait four weeks before retesting.

Remediation is highly recommended; you will receive a link to the remediation tool (Focused Review) with your results from your first test. It is available under the Results tab. Select “Proctored Assessments” and your TEAS assessment. On the far right, click on “Create Focused Review”; this leads you to the remediation tool.

Sending Your TEAS V Test Scores From Another School

If your Adjusted Individual Total Score is 64.0% or higher, you may submit an official copy of your results to Hawkeye Community College from another school.

  1. Go to
  2. In the upper right corner, go to Online Store
  3. Click on TEAS Transcript “Add to Cart” button
  4. Follow the prompts

Assessment & Testing

Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Occasional evening and Saturday hours