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HESI – RN Information

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Prometric Testing is available from 08/18/17 - 12/31/17.  There is limited seating and it is on a first come first serve basis.  The Testing Centers and Nursing departments are not able to answer your questions about Prometric Testing.  You will need to contact Evolve HESI Assessment.  Test dates for the Fall 2018 application period will be released by 01/15/2018.


Prometric Testing Instructions (click here) 


HESI Test Information

Prior to arriving to test, you must create an account with Evolve (the HESI testing company). 

The HESI A2 entrance exam will be required for application to the Associate Degree of Nursing program at San Jacinto College Central. The exam consists of Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Math, Vocabulary, Anatomy & Physiology, Personality Profile, and Learning Styles sections. There is a 4.5 hour time limit on the HESI A2 administration.   Further information regarding the HESI test is available at

HESI Registration Information

1. The HESI exam is only available to San Jacinto College Central students. The test is only administered at San Jacinto College Central or at a Prometric Center.
2. The HESI test fee must be debit or credit card and must be paid online on test day.
3. Seating is limited for all test dates. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Test dates may close before registration deadline due to a high volume of registrants.

Preparation for the HESI

The Testing Center does not have study materials available for the HESI exam; however, the study guide for Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Ex-am Review (HESI A2) can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Barnes & Noble bookstore at SJC Central does carry the study guide for the HESI A2 exam.  HESI publishes a review book specifically for this exam. 

HESI Test Results 

All scores will be available through your Evolve account.  The Test Center does not retain copies of HESI test scores.


Please bring the following on test day:

  •     Evolve username & password (you will not be able to test without it)
  •     HESI test fee (must be credit or debit card only)
  •     Proper photo-identification (you will not be able to test without it)
  •     A jacket or sweater (room temperature may vary)

Please do not bring any unauthorized aids into the test room such as backpacks, study aides, books, dictionaries, notes, scratch paper, highlighters, pens, colored pencils, correction fluid, reading material, tobacco in any form, and/or any electronic devices (for example, beepers, PDA, cell phone, headphones, camera, IPOD, etc.)

Parking: There is a parking shortage at certain times of the day. You are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled testing time. Do Not Park in Staff Parking at anytime. You will receive a San Jacinto College ticket.


**For North Campus HESI testing, contact the Nursing department.

**For South Campus HESI testing for the L.V.N and A.D.N. programs, please visit