PATH to TEAS Excellence Program

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program, funded through an Illinois Community College Board grant, aims to serve, create, support and expand the opportunities for individuals in nursing and select healthcare pathways to obtain certificates and degrees, allowing them to enter and/or advance their careers in the healthcare industry.

The purpose of the Sandburg PATH to TEAS Excellence program is to ensure equitable access to placement test preparation for students interested in healthcare programs designated by Illinois as high demand. Sandburg's PATH to TEAS Excellence program allows students in qualifying programs access to TEAS preparation materials at no cost to them. Candidates who are successful in the preparation portion of the program will then qualify for a free TEAS test via reimbursement. Candidates interested in either nursing or radiologic technology and who submit this interest form will be placed on a waiting list, then extended access once their application is approved and has been processed. 

Sandburg has been conditionally approved to receive temporary funding from the Innovative Bridge and Transitions Grant to expand the Path to TEAS initiative to include potential dental hygiene students. For this application cycle, this initiative is projected to begin in January and will not be extended beyond February 15, 2024. Interested potential dental hygiene students should submit the interest form and will be placed on a waiting list until funds become available.

Eligible programs

  • Nursing programs (available now)
  • Radiologic technology (available now)
  • Dental hygiene (projected to be temporarily available January, 2024- February 15, 2024)


Directions for participation

Step 1: Complete the interest form.

Step 2: Qualifying students will receive login information to their Sandburg email around September. When you receive your email, be sure to update your password.

Step 3: Follow the link in the email to login and complete the TEAS Prep Basic package, including your two practice tests.

Step 4: Submit your practice tests to Students who score at least 55% on at least one practice test are eligible for reimbursement of their official TEAS test. To receive your reimbursement, attach a receipt for your official TEAS test with the drafts of your practice exams.

You may reach out to Valerie Hinderliter with questions.