The HESI A2 is a computerized nursing entrance exam required for applying to the ADN, VN ,Surgical Technology, and ADN/Paramedic Transition programs at TVCC. There is a 4 hour time limit for examinees to take the HESI A2 that begins when the instructions are read. Further information regarding the HESI test is available at Elsevier .
The Testing Center does not have study materials available for the HESI exam; however, the TVCC Bookstore in Athens does have the HESI Study Guide in stock. Copies of the study guide are also on reserve in the libraries on each of the TVCC campuses.
Pre-registration AND non-refundable $55 payment are required by mail in advance of the test date preferred. Examinees may register in person at the Testing Center in Athens, at the Counseling Offices in Terrell or Palestine, and on the Kaufman HSC TVCC campus, or by mail. You cannot register by phone or online for this exam. IN PERSON REGISTRATION NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
If you choose to register in person, payment can be made by cash, check or money order (payable to TVCC), Visa, or Mastercard. Your appointment will be confirmed in person upon providing your receipt to the staff in the Testing Center in Athens or the Counseling offices in Palestine (N. Hwy 19 location only) and Terrell. IN PERSON REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME!
If you choose to register by mail, send the registration form and payment (check or money order only payable to TVCC) to the Testing Center in Athens. The mailing address is printed on the form. Be sure to list two different exam dates you prefer. We will try to schedule you according to your first choice exam date; if we are unable to schedule either preference, we will notify you of the next best option. If you list an email address, you will be notified by email instead of by phone. PRIOR to arriving to test, you MUST create an account with Evolve (the HESI testing company). Instructions on creating your account can be accessed at Creating an Evolve Account.pdf.
Seating is very limited on each exam date, thus we recommend registering well in advance of the date you prefer to test if it is close to the application deadline for any health occupations program.
See the testing schedule for each campus for dates. The HESI exam will be given several times prior to each application deadline, however seating is limited on those exam dates, so do not wait close to the program application deadline to sign up for the exam. Exam dates are subject to change.
If you register in person, you will be told your appointment time and date or be given a confirmation card at that time.
If you register by mail, you will receive an email (if you provide an email address) or a phone call once your registration form and payment arrive at the Testing Center in Athens. If you have not received an email or phone call/message from us after 10 days from when you mailed in your registration form, please call the Testing Center in Athens (903-675-6385) to verify that we have received it.
Be sure that you provide a working email address that is regularly checked and has the spam settings set to allow receipt of emails from the tvcc.edu domain.
***It is the examinee's responsibility to phone the Testing Center (903.675.6385) at least 48 hours prior to the first choice provided to confirm appointment. Failure to confirm appointment by the examinee will result in loss of exam fee.
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment for check-in. All examinees must have photo ID on the day of exam to be admitted. Scratch paper and pencils will be supplied for examinees.
If for some reason you must reschedule, you must contact the Testing Center in Athens (903-675-6385) no later than two (2) business days prior to your originally scheduled test date. If you fail to cancel or reschedule two (2) business days in advance, you will be required to pay another $55 exam fee to reschedule.
As stated in the brochures for the health occupations programs, for scores to be considered for application to the health occupations programs at TVCC, you must wait two (2) months before retesting and may not test more than twice in an academic year (that includes the initial examination and the retesting). Regardless of the sections passed/not passed on the first attempt, all examinees will be required to retake all three required areas (grammar, math, and reading comprehension) again. Therefore, it is best to take the HESI as early as possible in the event a retest is needed.
Examinees are not required to attempt the A&P section of the HESI during the same exam session that they take the reading, grammar, and math sections for application to the Health Occupation programs. However, if you do not attempt it during the same test session as the three required sections, you will be required to repay the $55 to do so.
The dean and counselor at the Kaufman HSC believe it would be beneficial for you to take the Anatomy and Physiology section of the HESI exam; however, it is not required at this time.
Outside calculators are not permitted to be used on the exam. A calculator is built into the HESI software and scratch paper is provided.