HESI A2 with Critical Thinking

The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam allows nursing programs to test program applicants in three main academic areas — English Language, Math, Science — and two personal assessment areas. By gauging students’ academic readiness and identifying learning and personality styles, nursing programs are able to admit the best prospective students to their program.

Cost:

The cost for the HESI A2 is a $60 non-refundable payment made to the Testing Center through our MarketPlace website. 

DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR HESI A2 EXAM THROUGH EVOLVE/HESI. ONLY PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH OUR MARKETPLACE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION. 

Registration Requirements:

Anyone wanting to take the HESI A2 MUST be registered with the Testing Center at least 24 hours in advance of their desired testing date. Students must also have an established Evolve username and password prior to arriving at the Testing Center.

If you do not have an Evolve account, click here to create one before your scheduled exam date.

Required Sections for Texas A&M-Commerce Nursing Program*:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge

  • Grammar

  • Learning Styles

  • Personality Profile

*All other sections of the HESI A2 are offered but not required by the TAMU-C Nursing Program. For more questions regarding the HESI A2 requirements for TAMU-C, please visit the Nursing Program's webpage or visit their FAQ.

**Prospective nursing students applying to other universities or nursing programs are welcome to test at TAMU-Commerce as well. Students are responsible for knowing the HESI A2 sections required by their prospective school or program.

Schedule:

The HESI A2 is offered by appointment only during regular office hours. Because the students are allowed 4 hours to complete their exam, regardless of the sections students intend to take, the latest time to schedule the HESI A2 exam is 12pm. Students are required to arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to their test time for check-in.

Steps to Register for the HESI A2:

1. Make your $60 payment online through MarketPlace

2. Call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm to schedule your appointment. You must call at least 24 hours in advance of your desired test date to schedule (have your 5 digit order confirmation number on hand - you will need it to schedule)

3. Create your Evolve account before your scheduled exam date. Please note: your username is generated by Evolve - it is not the email address that you use to register. If you need to, please write down your username/password and bring this information with you when you come to test. 

4. Be sure you bring a photo ID and make sure to arrive at the Testing Center on the date of your exam no later than 10-15 minutes before your test time. Students arriving after check-in will not be permitted to test, will forfeit their testing fee, and will be required to repurchase the exam and reschedule for another date.