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HESI A2 Nursing Test

The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam is a computerized test that includes academic exam sections, as well as a personality profile that identifies the applicant's learning style. The Baylor School of Nursing requires applicant's to take the following sections:

  • Math
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Personality profile / Learning styles
Baylor does not require the Biology, Physics, or Critical Thinking sections. If you are applying to a different school, be sure to find out what sections of the test are required by that school. Note beginning August 2013 that Baylor does not administer the HESI A2 with Critical Thinking.

Applicants to the Baylor School of Nursing may take the exam at Baylor University's Waco testing center, at another school, or at a Prometric testing site. Registration for testing through a Prometric testing site is online and separate from Baylor University. Refer to this website for more information on Prometric testing: Baylor School of Nursing.

The computerized HESI-A2 is offered at Baylor University in Waco.

  • Clifton Robinson Tower, Suite 540
  • Physical Address: 700 South University Parks Dr, Waco 76706 (Exit 335-B off I 35)
  • Customer Parking is available in front and back of the building and on top of the parking garage.
  • There is a maximum time of three and one-half hours to complete these required sections.

To Schedule a Test
  • All exams must be pre-arranged with our office.
  • Call our office at 254-710-2061 or 800-BAYLOR (menu option 1,4) to discuss open testing dates.
  • Office hours 8 am-12 noon and 1 pm to 5 pm (closed 12-1).

Test Fee and Payment
  • Cost of test is $50
  • Payment method:

    • Cash or personal check...if paying day of test
    • Credit Card...if paying in advance (must go online to pay)
    • To pay by credit card, click on this link after you have set up your testing date with our office.

Set Up Evolve Account (if you do not already have one)
  • You MUST set up your Evolve account prior to arriving on test day.
  • To do this go to, click on "Take my exam", then "I do not have an Evolve account".
  • After filling in your personal information you will be given your user name and password. Remember this in order to expedite your login on test day.

Things to bring on test day
  • Photo ID (such as Driver's License or Student ID)
  • Payment (if paying with cash or personal check)
  • Copy of Payment Receipt (if paid online with credit card)
  • Your username/password for your Evolve account (see above)
Things NOT to bring on test day
  • Calculator beginning July 1, 2012, an integrated calculator will be accessible from the HESI test screens.
  • Textbooks, Study Guides, any form of reference material
  • Scratch paper or pencils BU will provide
  • Cell phone - no cell phones are allowed in the testing room
Score Reports
  • Students will be given a copy at the time the test is completed.
  • Should student need a copy of the report at a later date, they can access the report online at the HESI website.

Repeat Test
  • Baylor University stipulates ONE test per application period (Jan 16-May 15) (May 16-Jan 15)

Study Guides
  • At Baylor Campus Bookstore
  • To check stock in Bookstore call 254-710-6967 or email
  • HESI Study Guide - "Admission Assessment Exam Review", ISBN # 9781416056355
Louise Herrington School of Nursing