Nursing Program Pre-Admission Testing

HESI Admission Assessment Exam

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The Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment is a timed, computerized test. The cost of the exam is $50. The HESI exam can be taken two times in a 12-month period; only those sections where a score of less than 75% was achieved can be repeated.

TMCC's Nursing Program is responsible for all admission requirements and decisions regarding the Nursing HESI exam. The Nursing HESI consists of:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology


The Nursing HESI exam scores are weighted at 50%. A score is required in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary. An average score for the HESI exam is calculated and the average percent score is divided by the number 25.

Exam dates are on Fridays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in HSC 103. The 2020 Exam dates are:

  • February 21, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • April 17, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • August 14, 2020
  • September 4, 2020
  • September 18, 2020

Register for the HESI Exam

Step One: Payment

Registration is contingent upon receipt of the registration form and payment of fees. The cost of the exam is $50 for the Nursing HESI and $70 for the RadTech HESI.

Please pay at the Accounting Services Cashier's Office prior to registering. Please note that fees are not paid to the Nursing or Radiologic Tech Programs; you must pay fees prior to the exam via TMCC's Accounting Services Office.

Step Two: Registration

  • Complete the online registration form (below).
  • You will need to provide the following:
    • Your payment receipt number.
    • Your full name
    • Your NSHE ID (student ID number)
    • Your phone number
    • A valid email address
  • Confirmation of Registration: All students registered for the HESI exam will be provided with a testing ticket outlining information regarding testing day procedures and instructions.

More Information

Time Limit: There is a maximum time limit of six hours to complete this exam.

What to Bring: Students taking the exam will need to bring the following:

  • A valid government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military id, etc)
  • The filled out Confirmation for HESI Testing form. (You receive the form via email after you Register)

HESI Registration Form

Important: Do not submit any document that contains social security numbers. If necessary, black out or redact sensitive information prior to attaching. See Also: Information Security/FERPA

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