The Health Education Systems, Inc., Admission Assessment (HESI A2)


The HESI-A2 is the entrance examination for the Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate of Science in Cardiopulmonary Care, and Associates of Applied Sciences in Surgical Technology for Fletcher students. Students are allowed to take the exam as many times as the student would like, although after the second attempt, the student must wait 6 weeks to test again. Please use this time to study and prepare for the exams. After the student takes the exam 2 more times, they will have to wait another 6 weeks to test again. The student is responsible for submitting a copy of their two highest complete scores with their admission application by the deadline date – ONLY TWO SCORE SHEETS. As of December 1, 2023, the cost is $85.

You will need an Evolve account for this exam. If you do not have an Evolve account, go to the Evolve website.

Click on create an account in the right hand corner. Keep your user name and password information. Your user name is NOT your email address. Check under your account settings for your user name. You will be logging into your evolve account throughout your academic program. SETUP YOUR ACCOUNT PRIOR TO TEST DAY.

The HESI-A2 exam is also offered to non-Fletcher students.

All you need to bring with you is your identification. You are not allowed to take personal items including electronic devices such as cellular phones, smart watches, etc. in the testing lab. You will be asked to leave them in a provided locker. No food or drinks are allowed in the testing lab. Please arrive at least a half hour early.

The HESI-A2 has the following exam categories:

  • Biology: 25 questions
  • Chemistry: 25 questions
  • Anatomy and Physiology:  25 questions
  • Reading comprehension: 47 questions
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge: 50 questions
  • Grammar: 50 questions
  • Math: 50 questions
  • Personality Styles: 15 questions
  • Learning Styles: 14 questions

Please refer to your program admission guide for your specific exam category requirements.

Attention Fletcher Technical Community College Nursing Students:

Below is the admission weights for each test component:

  • Anatomy & Physiology: 30%
  • Reading: 25%
  • Math: 15%
  • Grammar: 15%
  • Vocabulary: 15%


Schedule Test

Upcoming testing dates will be posted monthly at the end of the current month.

Click here to schedule and pay for the HESI-A2

*Test registration will remain open until one business day before the test date or until all available slots are filled. 



Upcoming testing dates

*Dates subject to change