Please Read ALL FAQ's Regarding the HESI Exam
1.How do I reserve a test date and time?
Follow step #1 on the Nursing Assessment Exam page,
to reserve a test date and time.
2. How do I register for the HESI A2 Exam?
Please go to Step #2 on the Nursing Assessment Exam page,
and click on the link to register with Evolve/Elsevier for an exam. You will need to create an Evolve username and password
to register for this exam. (warning: When creating a password, you may use letters and numbers, but please do not use any "special characters,"
as these will cause your password to fail.) Please bring the Evolve username and password to the test with you.
3. How much does the exam cost?
The cost of the pre-admission exam is $34.00 (subject to change). The examination fee is the
responsibility of the student and is paid directly to Elsevier. You must bring a copy of the paid receipt to the test appointment.
4. How do I purchase the exam?
Please go to Step #3 on the Nursing Assessment Exam Page,
described in question above. You will need to pay with a credit card directly to the Evolve/Elsevier company.
Please click on this link to get to the Evolve payment website:
5. How do I prepare for the exam?
The HESI Admission Assessment Review books are available in the Century College bookstore or online.
Title of the book: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review by Elsevier (ISBN 1416056351).
The study and review of Chapters 1-3 are recommended. Additional chapters included in the exam review book will
not be tested for the Nursing Pre-Admission Exam.
6. What do I need to bring on the test date?
You must bring all of the following items with you for your scheduled test time or you will not be eligible to sit for the exam:
- Evolve/Elsevier receipt confirming online purchase of the A2 exam.
- Evolve/Elsevier account login and password.
- Your email address that you used to create the Evolve/Elsevier account.
- Valid driver’s license or federal or state photo ID and second form of ID (college ID, credit card, passport, employee ID)
7. What can I do if I do not score well in one or more content areas?
If you would like to take this exam again, we have a few rules as follows. The applicant must:
- Wait 3 months to retake the exam.
- Take the exam in its entirety. (We cannot give portions of the exam.)
- Pay for the entire exam – $34.00
- We take the last score on each exam, not the best score.
8. How do I obtain my test scores?
Test scores will be available to students immediately following the exam.
Students may access their scores and print the report through their online Elsevier account.
A copy of the report of pre-admission test scores must be submitted to the Century Admissions department
before the application deadline, either prior to or after submitting the nursing program application.
9. What content areas are included in the exam?
You will be given three hours to complete all four exams.
Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household
measures, and general math facts used in calculating drug dosages and solutions.
Health-related reading scenarios that measure reading comprehension. Identify the main idea; find
meaning of words in context, paragraph comprehension, and making logical inferences.
VOCABULARY and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Basic vocabulary that is often used in health care, general knowledge, and critical thinking skills.
Assessment of preferred learning style.
10. What do my test scores mean?
Exam scores are used in the application selection process. Scores are used to determine students’ academic preparedness
for nursing and will be valid for 2 years. In the selection process, 1 point is given for > 75%, 3 points for
>80%, and 5 points for >90% for each of the 3 exams. A maximum of 15 points may be earned in this process.
(The learning style test does not earn points.)
11. Test Integrity
All exams are proctored. Century College policy will be followed regarding academic honesty and integrity.
12. Who do I contact if I have questions about the exam or if I have technical difficulties with
registering or need special accommodations?
If you have questions about the admission exam requirements, testing schedule or process,
please contact the Nursing Department at 651.779.3431.
13. If you are having difficulty with registering for a test date/time.
Call 651.779.3431, the Nursing Program Secretary.
If you have technical difficulties with registering through Elsevier or purchasing your exam.
Please contact Evolve/Elsevier at 800.950.2728, option #3, student services.