Admissions Exams

 following admission tests are administered at CSUN. If you’re planning to take a test listed below, select the test name for more information including registration information and dates.

Candidates will need their cell phones to scan the Testing Center QR check-in code upon arrival and access to their email.  Lockers will be provided to store your items during the exam.

Parking in the B3 structure is recommended. During peak times of the spring and fall semesters, parking can be difficult to locate.  Give yourself plenty of time to find parking.  You may purchase a single day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $10.45. Day pass dispensers accept credit cards or cash and are located by the elevator on each level. Click here, https://www.csun.edu/parking/visitor-parking-information, for the location of parking lots and dispenser locations.

We ask that candidates report no more than 15 minutes before their test appointment time. Latecomers may be dismissed if the center is unable to admit them in a timely fashion.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Demonstrate your readiness to succeed in business school.

Why take the GMAT exam? More than 2,000 business schools worldwide trust the GMAT because it demonstrates your readiness for academic success. Quite simply, the GMAT lets you showcase the skills that matter most in business school and beyond.

 Explore the reasons why taking the GMAT exam positions you for success.

 Why the GMAT exam is the test of choice among students worldwide.

  • Why schools trust and prefer the GMAT exam.
  • How preparing for the GMAT exam can give you the confidence to succeed in the classroom.
  • Why employers demand and value the skills demonstrated on the GMAT exam, especially integrated reasoning.
  • How official GMAT prep tips, tools, and resources can give you the confidence you need to succeed.

On test day, you have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

GMAT Test Section# of QuestionsQuestion TypesTiming
Analytical Writing Assessment1 TopicAnalysis of Argument30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning12 QuestionsMulti-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
30 Minutes
Quantitative37 QuestionsData Sufficiency
Problem Solving
75 Minutes
Verbal41 QuestionsReading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time  3hrs, 30 minutes

Register for the GMAT

For more information, visit http://www.mba.com/us

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Testing for the Test of Essential Academic Skills is now offered at California State University, Northridge for current students, applicants and the greater San Fernando Valley community. The TEAS exam is strictly offered online and is new ATI TEAS exam (version 7). CSUN is an "open" testing site for TEAS testing. Testing is available for students and non-students.

The TEAS exam is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those that nurse educators deem most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Composite scores, as well as several sub-scores, are computed in each of the four content areas to assess specific content comprehension. Results will be available immediately following the completion of the exam. Results will also be accessible by logging in to your account on the ATI website.

Test Administration Hours

The Testing Center will be offering both the in person and remote proctoring options.  Candidates will need to register online at www.atitesting.com for the remote proctoring option with exams at 8:30 a.m. or 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. On campus exams are offered at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Testing is by appointment only.  For an in person appointment, candidates will need to contact the Testing Center by phone or email to arrange a testing appointment - 818.677.2369 or email at testing.center@csun.edu

On Campus Test Administration Information

  • All exams are given in computer format.
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam. No one will be admitted 10 minutes past their exam start time. There are no exceptions.
  • Individuals must present a valid state or federal photo ID and their ATI username and password.
  • Allow four hours for the exam (three and a half hours for the exam plus instructional time).
  • There are no scheduled breaks.
  • Personal calculators are not allowed. There is a calculator within the exam software.
  • Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.
  • The CSUN Testing Center utilizes a QR code for check-in purposes.  Bring your cell phone to allow for quick check-in.  Small lockers will be provided to store your personal items.


Remote Test Administration Information

  • You will receive an email from the Testing Center one week prior to your exam detailing specific information about the exam.  Be sure you double check your email for this important information.  Email is sent to the email provided in your ATI account.  Know which email you have listed in your ATI account to ensure you receive this important information regarding your TEAS exam.
  • Before you take the exam, 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.
  • Before test day, 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 of laptop computer – NO iPads, tablets or phones are to be used – with the ability to download Google Chrome

See the full list at www.atitesting.com/technical-requirements

  • Prior to 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.
    • Install Google Chrome on your device. 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. Please destroy the paper upon completion.
    • Personal calculators are NOT allowed. There is a calculator within the exam software.
    • You can use pen or pencil for use on scratch paper.
    • All exams are given in computer format using Google Chrome via Proctorio.
    • Allow four hours for the exam (three and a half hours for the exam plus instructional time).
    • There are no scheduled breaks.

Testing Fees

TEAS Testing Fee and Payment Type
TypeFeePayment Type

On Campus TEAS exam fee + 

Administrative fee

Current rate set by ATI Testing


Payable to ATI via a
debit/credit card on day of exam

Payable on day of exam, cash only

Remote Proctoring TEAS exam fees


Payable at time of registration online at ATI website

On Campus Scheduling TEAS exam

TEAS examination appointments may be requested by telephone at (818) 677-2369 or via email at testing.center@csun.edu. Please provide your name, telephone number and your preferred date and time. Written confirmations will be sent to email requests only. There are no same day appointments.

Remote Proctor Scheduling TEAS Exam

Candidates can visit the ATI Testing website at www.atitesting.com to register online for an available test date/time.  Exams will be offered in this format Monday-Friday at 8:30am or 12:00pm.

Testing Accommodations

In order to receive testing accommodations for extended time for the TEAS exam, you will need to provide proof of approved accommodation. This documentation should be sent to the Testing Center at least seven days prior to the scheduled TEAS exam. The Testing Center can make arrangements for either time and a half or double time testing accommodations.

NOTE:  If you are requesting an accommodation via Remote Testing with Proctorio, all exams with accommodations will begin at 8:30am.

If you are currently registered with the Disability Resources and Educational Services office, please contact DRES to submit your accommodation documentation to the Testing Center. If you are not a registered student with DRES, please visit the DRES website for registration procedures.

Testers needing additional accommodations will need to contact ATI Testing to make arrangements at a different testing location.

Please understand that without the accommodation documentation, we are unable to provide the requested accommodation.

Additional Information

Proper identification and test fees will be required on the day of your test. Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.

Parking in the B3 structure is recommended. You may purchase a single day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $10.45. Day pass dispensers accept credit cards or cash and are located by the elevator on each level. For the location of parking lots and dispensers, download the Student Parking Information.

Visit our Test Reporting Locations page for driving directions to all on-campus testing locations.

TEAS Resources

Examinees may take advantage of the ATI website to prepare for the tests. You may also check the frequently asked questions. The website includes practice assessments, a study manual and links to various resources (at a fee).