Test Information

  • HESI test fee will be $35.00. The cost of the test is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Please refer to HESI Test Ticket for testing information. HESI testing will be available year round at the Assessment Centers on each campus.  There are certain dates when the Assessment Centers will not be available for HESI testing. Please check these dates or check with the Assessment Centers at each campus.
  • Students may retake the HESI test once every 60 days based on the date of the first exam. If a student takes the HESI A2 a second time observing the 60 day window, the most recent score will be used for computing admission scores. Should any student take it twice within 60 days, only the first score will be used.
  • The Critical Thinking test component is not available at this time.

HESI Testing: ADN, Transition, and LVN Programs

  1. Applicants must test on the following sections of the HESI A2/Entrance Exam.
    1. English Language, including: Reading comprehension; grammar; and vocabulary/general knowledge. The English Language Composite Score will be used for admission scoring.
    2. Math
    3. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Must have minimum passing score of 75 for ADN and Transition & 70 for LVN on EACH section of the HESI-A2 test in order to apply.
  3. HESI Anatomy & Physiology score, Math score, then Reading Comprehension score, Vocabulary score, and finally Grammar score if needed will be used as tiebreakers for admission into all LSCS nursing programs.
  4. The HESI entrance exam scores must be less than one year old at the time of application.
  5. If HESI A2 exam was taken other than at LSCS, official scores have to be sent directly to Nursing Department by Elsevier. Contact Nursing Departments for details.
  6. When retaking the test, students will have to retake all 5 sections of the test. Scores used for admissions must be on a single testing.
  7. Students will have a maximum of 5 hours to take the exam. With ADA accommodations, students may be allowed longer test taking time.
  8. Students applying to a nursing program must complete the HESI A2 no later than one week before the application deadline.

HESI Prep Information