Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)
Entrance Exam for Exercise Science Students

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Alternative Testing Options

UNF Cashier Payment Form

TEAS FAQs (pdf) -- all testers must read this 


This exam is required of all applicants to the Exercise Science program at the University of North Florida. The required exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI. UNF only accepts version V of this exam.

Note that the entrance exam does not take the place of any other admission criteria in the selection process and that there are no substitutions or exemptions for this exam requirement.

The exam is standardized, timed, multiple choice, computer-based, and comprised of the following: 


Content Area 

Number of Test Items

Amount of Time Allotted 



58 mins



51 mins



66 mins

English & Language Usage


34 mins



209 mins


*ATI has advised that of the 170 items on TEAS version V, 150 are scored and 20 are used to help determine content on future editions of the test as a means of pre-testing.

Test items typically cover content from grades 10 – 12 in U.S. high schools. The TEAS composite score (based on a combination of Adjusted Individual Scores for Math, Science, Reading Comprehension, & English) will comprise one half (1/2) of the points toward interview selection. Each section is worth a maximum of 100 points (100%) for a total TEAS score maximum of 400. Failure to test or to submit scores appropriately will result in the denial of admission.

There is currently no minimum score on the TEAS for admission consideration at UNF.  


Study Materials

Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI)

ATI offers two products to help applicants prepare for the TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Study Manual and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Online Practice Assessment. These products can be purchased exclusively at the ATI Online Store. For assistance with product ordering, you may contact ATI toll-free at (800) 667-7531.

Be sure to purchase study materials for TEAS version V.


Testing Sites/Dates

Testing Periods

There are no longer set testing periods at the University of North Florida; rather, the Office of Academic Testing has moved to year round testing. Note that limits do apply; please consult the TEAS FAQs or the Office of Academic Testing for further details. Exam scores from all attempts are due by May 1st to the BCH Advising Office via e-mail (esadmissions@unf.edu) or fax submission by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline. Late scores will not be considered.


Testing Location Options

Test at the University of North Florida campus, located in Jacksonville, FL on sponsored days listed below. Registration now occurs through the Office of Academic Testing. All questions should be directed to them at 904-620-2927 or via email acutest@unf.edu.

Test at an approved site other than UNF. Students who are not available to test at one of additional testing sites should contact ATI at (800) 667-7531 for assistance in locating a school to proctor the exam. Many other institutions across Florida and the country now offer the TEAS. Note that some will only test their own students. A full list is included for you and you will need to contact them directly to see who is permitted to test. 


How to Register for the TEAS at UNF

To complete this entrance exam at the University of North Florida, please complete all of the following steps:

  1. Read our TEAS FAQs document before proceeding. Begin the registration process only after you are fully aware of the UNF TEAS testing and score submission policies & deadlines.

  2. Establish an online account with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).
    Note that this is not your registration, but is simply the creation of the account with which you will test on your selected date. Please be sure to remember your login name and password for this, as you will be required to enter this information the day of the exam to test.

  3. Complete the following electronic form to register for a testing appointment with UNF.
    We recommend registering as far in advance as possible for the date that you prefer as possible so that everyone has an opportunity to obtain a testing seat; testing will not be extended past the application deadline for the term sought. Dates go quickly, so please DO NOT wait until the last minute to register.

    Legitimate responses in all boxes are required. If the box does not pertain to you, fill it with “N/A”. Failure to properly complete the form will delay registration. Note that you should select a testing date on which you are available for either testing period, as your testing time will be assigned to you by the Academic Advising Office. 8:30 a.m. slots are always filled first before moving to 1:00pm slots.

    Registration will continue until the sessions are full (weekday sessions can accommodate 6 individuals at 8:30 a.m. and 6 individuals at 1:00 p.m..; Please note that if you register for a session that is full, we will contact you regarding other available sessions and try to accommodate your request.

    Shortly after registering (normally within 2 business days, excluding holidays) you will receive an email confirmation from the Brooks College of Health Advising Office confirming your registration. Registrations are hand-processed so you will not get an automatic response back like you would expect from large corporations using online surveys. Only after you have received this confirmation are you registered for the exam and should you proceed to the next step.

    If you do not have an email account, you may obtain a free email account online at www.hotmail.com or at www.gmail.com prior to submitting your exam registration.

    You must retain your confirmation email for admission to the exam. Registrants should be sure to check their email’s Inbox and “Junk” or “Spam” for the email confirmation, especially Yahoo and Hotmail users.

  4. Pay your fees per the next section on this page only after you have received confirmation as to your testing appointment at UNF. See the TEAS FAQs for policies regarding cancellations and refunds.


Fees and Payment Methods

The exam is administered by ATI with the applicant’s choice of an approved testing site referenced in the above section. Those testing at other sites should inquire with the testing center administrators regarding fees and fee due dates in regard to the TEAS.


For testing at UNF, two (2) separate fees are required:

  1. Proctoring  Fee:  $25 to UNF for the  service of proctoring the exam at our site.  The proctoring fee may be paid in person, by mail, or online--pay close attention below to the directions for each method.  PAYMENT CANNOT BE MADE AT THE TESTING ROOM LOCATION FOR THIS PARTICULAR FEE.  Proof of payment for this fee is due to the Brooks College of Health Advising office via email or fax no less than one (1) week prior to the testing appointment unless otherwise denoted in the confirmation and reminder emails, and proof must also be presented to enter the exam so retain your receipt.  The UNF Cashier is available at (904) 620-2472 or at cashier@unf.edu if you have questions or issues regarding payment and receipts.  THIS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

    In person payments: Those paying in person must use cash, personal checks, Traveler’s checks, or money orders (payable to the University  of North Florida) and submit to the UNF Cashier’s Office with the provided Cashier Payment Form.  Report to Building  53 (Hicks Hall) on the first floor (left side of atrium). The Cashier’s Office does not accept credit cards in person.  The UNF Cashier’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  

    Mailed payments:  Those paying by mail must use cash, personal checks, Traveler's checks, or money orders (payable to the University of North Florida) and submit to the UNF Cashier's Office with the Cashier Payment Form.  The address is provided on the form for you.  If you select this option, you'll need to indicate on your payment form that you desire your receipt to be e-mailed to you. 
    Online payments:  Online payments are now available.  Follow this link to submit an online payment with your credit card, debit card, or e-check;  all major credit cards are accepted.  Online Payment Form  Your confirmation email will provide you with additional directions regarding how to submit your payment proof to the School of Nursing.  You will still need to bring your receipt with you. 

    You must supply proof of payment for the proctoring fee at UNF no later than 1 week prior to your testing date to the Brooks College of Health Advising via email to esadmissions@unf.edu or fax (904)620-1770 . Reminders will be sent                        periodically until the receipt copy is received from you.


        2. Testing Fee: $35 ATI exam fee - testing fee payment policies: required immediately prior to beginning the exam (i.e. at exam login) electronically; a valid credit card is required.


Contact Information

UNF Testing / Exam Use

Ms. Debbie Kochanowski

BCH Academic Advising Office


Fax: (904) 620-1770


Study Materials

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)  

(800) 667-7531


UNF Testing Refunds

Ms. Heather Moore

Coordinator of Academic Testing