testing hesi 495480142 652x435Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) is a United States company that provides exams and other educational material designed to prepare student nurses for professional licensure. Their Admission Assessment Exam is used as an entrance criterion by The University of Alabama in Huntsville Nursing College. The exams include questions in the areas of Anatomy and Physiology, Reading Comprehension, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Grammar, Learning Style, and Personality Style. Visit the UAH College of Nursing to learn more about admission requirements.

  • It is a timed computer-based test.
  • Testing time is limited to 4 hours.

Test Dates and Registration

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers the following HESI A2 exam times:
    • Mondays at 9:00am
    • Thursdays at 12:00pm
    • First Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm
  • The fee for taking the HESI A2 at UAH is $75.
  • To schedule an appointment and pay the HESI A2 fee ($75), you must REGISTER ONLINE.
  • Your administration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Evolve Registration

  • In order to take the HESI A2 exam, you must create an Evolve account.
  • You will need a user ID and password to take the exam.
  • If you do not create an account BEFORE your test date, you will not be able to sit for this exam.
  • To create an Evolve account, follow these instructions:
  • If you receive a message stating that you already have an account:
    • Click on Forgot User ID or Password.
    • Enter your email address and follow instructions provided.
  • Be sure to write down your user ID and password.

Test Day Information

  • Bring your Evolve account user ID and password.
  • Bring a valid government-issued photo ID which includes your name, signature and a recognizable photograph.
  • Scratch paper will be provided.
  • A calculator will be available through the exam software. No outside calculators will be allowed in the testing room.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled exam time: