HESI-A2 Entrance Exam

All students applying to the Nursing or Health Sciences programs must take the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam. No exemptions or substitutions are permitted. The HESI A2 can be taken twice in an academic year (August –July). Students are not allowed to test twice in one month. The exam is timed and computerized. The program sheet for your major includes more detailed information about required scores. Students applying for Emergency Medical Science and Massage Therapy are not required to take the HESI-A2 entrance exam.

WHEN TO TAKE THE EXAM

Students typically take the HESI A2 during the fall semester prior to applying to their program of choice. Students should have completed English, Math and Science prerequisites, or be currently enrolled in those courses, before taking the HESI A2. Discuss your readiness with your academic advisor or the Director of Health Programs and Student Support.

PREPARATION

HESI Admission Assessment study guides are available in the Sandhills bookstore and Boyd Library.

Subjects tested:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Mathematics

HESI A2 TEST DATES, TIMES, AND REGISTRATION

Fall Testing begins September 13, 2017

Appointments for fall exams can be made beginning September 1, 2017.

Exams are offered Monday-Thursday at 8:00 am and 12:30 pm, by appointment only.

No Testing

November 7, 22, 23, 30    December 6 – 31   January 1 – 15   (subject to change)

Other Testing Times

Saturday December 2, 2017     Saturday January 6, 2018      Saturday January 20, 2018

*Please make your Saturday appointment soon. Saturday testing slots book up early.

COST

$35.00 – effective August 1, 2017 (subject to change)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

HESI A2 exam seats are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis by appointment. Students are encouraged to register early.  Please contact the Testing Department to schedule an appointment.

Reservations can be made in person in Stone Hall room 220 B or via phone by calling 910-695-3733.

Registration paperwork must be completed, prior to the test date.

Payment is due, in the business office, prior to taking the exam. No refunds.

WHAT TO BRING THE DAY OF THE EXAM 

HESI A2 Registration Form with receipt of payment

Photo ID
Username and password- instructions provided in your registration packet

  • Calculators are not permitted. You will be provided with pencils and scratch paper.
  • Unnecessary paper and bags are not permitted in the testing lab.
  • Please secure your valuables before entering the testing lab.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the testing lab.

TESTING LOCATION 

Pinehurst Campus:
Stone Hall 219 (unless directed otherwise)
3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374