HESI A2 Information

 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. Students applying to the Baylor University School of Nursing may only test once per semester, with a maximum of three attempts. A 60-day waiting period is required between tests.

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.

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


HESI A2 exams are currently being offered online through ProctorU. 


To use ProctorU services, you must create an account on their website. A student portalProctorU - Elsevier/HESI Student Portalis available to walk you through how to create your account and test with ProctorU. 

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 

Baylor LHSON department code is: 198255 

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 toNursing_Admission@baylor.eduat least 72 hours prior to your ProctorU test date to ensure your test is set up properly. 

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: 

ProctorU Distance Testing 

  • FOR BAYLOR STUDENTS ONLY: You must email a pdf copy of your score report tostudent_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 if taken with Baylor’s code. 

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.