The HESI A2 assessment is required for application to the Registered Nursing (ADN), Vocational Nursing (VN), and Radiography programs at College of the Mainland (COM).

  • The HESI A2 assessment is available to COM Nursing and Radiography applicants, as well as students applying to programs at other institutions.
  • The cost to test at COM Testing Center is $77.00. This is a flat rate regardless of how many sections of the assessment you complete.
  • Valid Photo ID Required

HESI A2 Information

The HESI A2 has a time limit of 4 hours & consist of 9 sections.  The student is responsible for knowing which section(s) are needed for the program she is applying to. 

  • COM Registered Nursing program (ADN) & Radiography program require: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Math, Vocabulary, and Anatomy & Physiology.
  • COM Vocational Nursing program (VN) require: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Math, & Vocabulary.
  • Candidates are allowed two attempts every quarter, see chart below for time frames.
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter






Steps to register to take the HESI A2 assessment in the COM Testing Center

  1. Create a Evolve account. You will need this username and password to log-in to the assessment. 
  2. Schedule your on-campus appointment.  All candidates must show a valid photo ID to take the HESI A2 assessment in the COM Testing Center.

HESI A2 Transcript Information

  • The COM Testing Center can only send HESI A2 transcripts to COM programs.
  • Submit a HESI A2 Transcript Request Form if you want the COM Testing Center to send a copy of your HESI A2 scores to a COM program.
  • You must have completed your HESI A2 assessment before you submit the above transcript request form. 
  • You may request to submit up to 3 transcripts per application period.
  • HESI A2 transcripts for another institution must be submitted through Evolve (Elsevier).

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