PLEASE NOTE: The Nursing Dept has extended the HESI dealine to May 22. Please continue to check back often for new dates. If you have any questions please email me at Tamica.s.Roberts@lonestar.edu
The HESI exam will be administered in the LSC-Tomball Assessment Center on the second floor of the LSC-Tomball Community Library in Room L201. Specific dates and times the exam will be offered are listed in the table below.
***Please see below for available dates and times***
The HESI test will be administered on a walk-in basis and seating is limited to 12 candidates per testing date. Testing candidates will be checked-in on a first-come, first-serve basis and all prospective testers must arrive at the Assessment/Testing Center starting at 8:00 am. Testing will commence as soon as candidates are checked in; no late arrivals will be accomodated.
Before you will be permitted to take the test, you must provide the following:
A printed copy of the HESI Testing Ticket completed in its entirety
A photo ID (Texas driverís license, passport, school ID, state issued ID card, etc.)
For more information about the testing ticket or about applying to the LSC-Tomball Nursing program, visit the Nursing Homepage.
After checking into the Testing Center, you will then be directed to pay the $35 testing fee. Payments are not accepted in the Assessment Center. Be sure to arrive early enough before the scheduled check-in time to allow enough time to make your payment.
The day of the test you will need:
7-digit LSC Student ID Number
Evolve Username and Password
Scratch paper, pencils, and a 4-function calculator will be provided by the testing center
About the Nursing Pre-Entrance HESI Exam:
The HESI Nursing Pre-Entrance Test is computer based.
Students will have a maximum of 5.5 hours to take the exam. With ADA accommodations, students may be allowed longer test taking time.
A study guide for Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review (HESI A2) can be purchased online.
If you take the test at any LSC campus, the score will appear on your application.
A minimum score of 75 for Basic Track and Transition* and a 70 for LVN on ALL SECTIONS are required before applying to the program. Critical Thinking section must be passed with a minimum score of 750 for ADN and Transition, and a minimum score of 700 for Vocational Nursing.
If you have taken HESI outside the LSC System in the past year, official scores must be sent directly from Elsevier to the nursing program director one week prior to the application deadline; official scores must be submitted from Elsevier.
The HESI entrance exam scores must be less than one year old at the time of application.
When retaking the test, students will have to retake all 6 sections of the test.
Applicants wishing to retest must wait 60 days to retake the HESI Test. Scores from tests taken in violation of the 60-day rule are invalid.
*Effective January 2021, the minimum acceptable score for Basic Track and Transition will be 80.