The HESI A2 entrance exam is required for application to the RN and VN programs.

  • The HESI A2 exam is only available to COM Nursing applicants.
  • HESI Cost is $69.00 at the COM Testing Center.
  • HESI Cost is $60.00 to test through an online proctor.
  • Photo ID Required.

HESI A2 Information

The exam sections are designed for COM Nursing programs. COM HESI A2 transcripts may not transfer to another institution.

  • The exam consists of Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Math, Vocabulary, Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Vocational Nursing program ONLY = All Sections Except Anatomy & Physiology.
  • The HESI A2 has a time limit of 4 hours.
  • Testing Services allows two HESI A2 attempts per academic year.
  • Testing Services allows one online proctored HESI A2 attempt per academic year.

Take the HESI A2 in the COM Testing Center

  1. Create your Evolve account.
    1. Log in or create your Evolve account OR create a student account if you do not have one.
  2. Schedule your on-campus appointment.

Steps to Schedule an Online HESI A2 with Proctor U

  1. Create your Evolve account.
  2. Create your Proctor U account.
    • Get started with ProctorU.
    • Create a ProctorU username and password in order to register for and take your exam. For your Institution, please select “Elsevier – HESI”
    • If you already have a ProctorU account, you will need to sign in and then “add enrollment” from your profile - account settings and select “Elsevier – HESI” for the Institution.
  3. Schedule your exam.
    • Select “Schedule New Session”.
    • Select ”College of the Mainland” for your term.
    • Select “RN Admission Assessment” for the exam
  4. Select your date/time and pay the Proctor U fee.
  5. Log in to your Proctor U account on your scheduled test date to start the exam from your dashboard.

HESI A2 Transcript Information

  • Submit a HESI A2 Transcript Request Form if you want Testing Services to send a copy of your HESI A2 scores to the Nursing Department.
  • Transcripts must be submitted through Elsevier or from the COM Testing Center. HESI A2 scores from another institution must be submitted through Elsevier.
  • You may request to submit up to 3 transcripts per application period.

For more information, visit the Nursing Department’s frequently asked questions.