HESI A2 Information

***Due to COVID, the HESI A2 exam is being offered in-person at a Prometric Testing Center and also being offered remotely with ProctorU, a remote proctoring service. A desktop computer or laptop, a working webcam and microphone, and a stable internet connection is required for this exam with ProctorU. For more detailed information concerning the technical requirements for the HESI A2 please visit https://www.proctoru.com/portal/elsevier-hesi

Baylor LHSON department code is: 198255

All applicants are required to take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A2), an assessment tool used to evaluate prospective students and their potential for successful program completion. The HESI A2 exam may only be taken once during each admission period.

Areas to be tested include:

  • Math
  • English Composite (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and General Knowledge and Grammar)
  • Not required: Any science section

Minimum scores of 80 or better on both the HESI A2 Math and English Composite portions are required to be eligible to apply to the nursing program.*
*All test score requirements are subject to change. Please verify all requirements with an advisor.

HESI A2 exams are currently being offered online through ProctorU or in-person at a Prometric testing center.


You will need the following to successfully test with ProctorU:

  • Exam name: HESI A2 Admission Assessment
  • Webcam and Microphone (can be internal mic through laptop)
  • Evolve/Elsevier Username and Password

To use ProctorU services, you must create an account on their website. A student portal ProctorU - Elsevier/HESI Student Portal (click here) is available to walk you through how to create your account and test with ProctorU. 

You may watch videos to understand the testing experience for your HESI exams: 

Specialty Exams 

Technical Support for Proctor U:

Phone: 855-772-8678
Email: support@proctoru.com
Live Chat on their site also available

Baylor Students, if you have OALA accommodations for extended time, please reach out to Nursing_Admission@baylor.edu at least 72 hours prior to your ProctorU test date to ensure your test is set up properly.


You may take the exam at Baylor University’s 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. Below are the instructions and links.

First time to register - Registering on the Prometric Web Site Click here.

Once you receive your eligibility ID you can go to the Prometric website to locate a testing center.

  • To Locate a Testing Center and Schedule Your Test: Go to: www.prometric.com
    On the main page click the tab marked "D-G"
    Select "Elsevier"
    Select Schedule my Test
    Select Country and State
    Read over the information review - then click Next
    Read over the Privacy Policy, click "I Agree" and Next
    Enter your Eligibility ID and first four letters of your last name - follow remaining instructions to locate a testing center and schedule your test

Reporting Scores to LHSON
You must submit an official copy of your completed HESI A2 exam scores to LHSON before the application deadline in order to be considered for admission.
To send in your scores from:

  • Baylor University Testing Center
    Your official scores will automatically be available to LHSON.
  • Prometric Alternate Test Center
    If you have taken the exam with another institution you will need to follow the directions listed on the Elsevier website. The Baylor LHSON department code is: 198255.
    NOTE: Please have Elsevier send the official score report via email to BU_Nursing@baylor.edu
    If you have taken the exam with Baylor’s code, your official scores will be sent directly to LHSON.
  • ProctorU Distance Testing
    FOR BAYLOR STUDENTS ONLY: If you take your HESI through ProctorU you will need to email a pdf copy of your score report to student_testing@baylor.edu. Make sure to include your 9-digit BUID and name in the email.
    FOR NON BAYLOR STUDENTS: Your official scores will automatically be available to LHSON.

Study Guide
If you would like you may purchase an Admission Assessment study guide please call 1.800.545.2522 and request the Evolve Reach Testing and Remediation Admission Assessment Exam Review or click here.