TEAS Fact Sheet for Physical Therapy Admissions - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College

TEAS Fact Sheet for Physical Therapy Admissions

All students are required to achieve an "Adjusted Individual Total Score" of 60% or greater in order to be accepted into the PTA program. All four sections of the ATI TEAS (Reading, Mathematics, English & Language Usage, and Science) must be included in the Adjusted Individual Total Score. 

How to prepare to pass the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills 

STEP 1: Create an Account with ATI prior to your test date 

  • Follow the instructions on the "Create TEAS Account" document. 
    • On the Institution Info portion - complete as follows:
      • Institution: WITCC PTA P
      • Student ID: this is your WITCC issued ID number (7 digits)
      • Credentials: do not enter
      • Expected graduation date: 05/14/20__ (two years from current year)
  • Take note of your User Name and Password and SAVE both for future reference. You will need both items for the ATI TEAS test and throughout the PTA program.

STEP 2: Secure a Credit card or Debit card prior to your test date 

  • On the day you test, you must have either a Credit card or Debit card to pay for the ATI TEAS. Cash or checks will not be accepted. 
  • Cost of the test is $65. If re-testing, it is also $65. Remote proctor will be an additional $5 fee for each time the test is taken. 
  • Debit cards can be purchased at Hy-Vee and Walmart. For a list of locations go to: http://usa.visa.com/locators/reloadable-locations.jsp 

STEP 3: Scheduling the Exam Taking the Test on Campus

Please Contact the WITCC campus testing centers for available testing dates and times: 

  • Sioux City Campus: 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA; 712.274.8733 ext. 6443 
  • Denison Campus: 113 N 35th Street, Denison 51442; 712.263.3419 
  • Cherokee Campus: 200 Victory Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012; 712.225.0238 

If accommodations are needed, contact Disability Services at 712.274.8733 ext. 3216 before scheduling the exam.

Taking the Test Remotely

Before you take the exam remotely, please read the following information in its entirety.
**Note: If certain tech requirements are not met prior to testing, you will have to do so during your test time.

If you are testing remotely, ensure that you are able to meet the following technical requirements: 

  • Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external 
  • Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external 
  • Desktop or laptop computer - NO iPads, tablets or phones are to be used 
  • See the full list at www.atitesting.com/technical-requirements

Prior to remote exam start time

As you await the start time of your exam, set yourself up for success by doing the following:

  • Ensure you are using a fully charged laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone. 
  • Ensure you have the most updated version of Google Chrome on your device by going to www.getproctorio.com. You will not be able to take the remote version of the ATI TEAS Exam with Proctorio using any other browser. 
  • Have a government-issued ID card available. 
  • Find a well-lit space and be ready for a room scan prior to the assessment. 
  • Prepare one piece of blank paper to be used during the exam and destroy the paper upon completion. 

STEP 4: The Day of the Test at a WITCC Campus Testing Center 

Valid Photo ID, ATI User name and password, credit or debit card required. 
A calculator is embedded within the test. Personal calculators are not permitted. 
Plan to arrive no less than 4 1/2 hours prior to closing of the testing center to allow time to check in, sign on to ATI and pay for the test. The test is timed and will take approximately 4 1/2 hours to complete. 
At the end of the test you will print two copies of the score report. Keep one and give the other to the test proctor. 

STEP 5: After the Test 

  • Scores will be entered in your student record and communicated to the WITCC Admissions Department. 
  • Interpreting your scores 
    • On page 1 of your Individual Performance Profile you will see your Adjusted Individual Total Score expressed as a percent. You will also see separate percentages for each of the four content areas. 
    • See page 2 of your report for a list of Topics to Review. Refer to the Table of Contents in the Study Manual for the ATI TEAS to locate and review information in the areas you missed and find direct references of where to go in the Study Guide to remediate. 
    • See page 3 of your report for further explanation of scores. 
  • When can I re-test? 
    • You may re-test after a 30-day remediation period and a maximum of 3 tests in a year. Cost to re-test is$65. 
  • How do I prepare to re-test? 
    • Refer to your Individual Performance Profile page 2, Topics to Review for guidance on what to review in the Study Manual for the ATI TEAS. 
    • You may also purchase online ATI TEAS practice tests at www.atitesting.com 
  • Do I have to retake all four sections if I do not meet the required adjusted individual total score? 
    • Yes, you must retake all four sections in order to properly generate a new total score. 
Last Updated on July 19, 2022