HESI A2® Test Dates

Students are required to achieve a competitive score on the Admission Assessment HESI (A2®) in order to be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Sequence. Currently, A2® Fifth Edition is being given. The A2® exam must be administered at Columbia College to be considered for admission.

Columbia College utilizes the following sections of the A2:

  • Learning style
  • Personality
  • Critical thinking
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Students may take the A2® at any time before the application deadline. However, it is highly recommended it be taken as close as possible to finishing the prerequisite courses. Students are allowed to take the A2® twice. There is an A2® Study Guide available on the Elsevier website.

Registration, Payment, and Dates

You must be a fully admitted Columbia College student to register for the exam. Registrations for the A2® test can't be processed from a mobile device or tablet. Students may use results from either testing location for either nursing program.

If you fail to take the exam on the scheduled date, payment cannot be refunded or used toward a later test date.

A2® test dates at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO:

Test date Test time Register by Location
Wednesday, November 29, 2023  10 a.m. 11/22/23 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Wednesday, December 6, 2023  9 a.m. 11/30/23 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Friday, January 12, 2024  9 a.m. 1/5/24 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Wednesday, February 7, 2024  9 a.m. 1/31/24 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Friday, March 8, 2024  9 a.m. 3/1/24 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Friday, April 12, 2024  9 a.m. 4/5/24 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center
Thursday, May 9, 2024  9 a.m. 5/2/24 at 5 p.m. 10th Street Center

Register for an exam at the Columbia, Missouri, campus.

Questions? Contact the Nursing department at Nursing@ccis.edu or at (573) 875-7220.

 

A2® test dates dates at Lake of the Ozarks location:

Test date Test time Register by Location
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 9 a.m.  10/18/2023 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1 p.m.  11/08/2023 at 5 p.m.  Lake location/Room 113

Register for an exam at the Lake Ozarks location.

Questions? Contact Lorri Steffen at lmsteffen1@ccis.edu or 573-746-8608, ext. 1319.

Important information

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early, as the test will start promptly.
  • Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Calculators and phones are not allowed. A calculator is embedded in the exam. 
  • Bring a photo ID with you or you will not be permitted to take the exam.
  • Bring your Evolve user ID and password with you to the exam.
  • Pencil and scratch paper are provided by Columbia College.
  • The test is computerized. There are four sections and each section is timed. Allow at least 3 1/2 hours for exam. 
  • Test results may be viewed online immediately.
  • There is a non-refundable and non-transferable $54 fee charged each time you register for the exam.

Testing dates subject to change.

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