NOTE: The HESI and TOEFL requirements will be required for students accepted to start Watts College of Nursing in August 2021 and after.

Admission Process Step 3


From March 14, 2023, through March 14, 2024, prospective students may create an Evolve student account and register for the Distance Testing Exam (HESI A2). Once eligibility for testing is confirmed, prospective students will be able to schedule the exam from March 14, 2023, through March 14, 2024.

Prospective students must arrive at Prometric with their evolve username and password along with a government-issued valid Identification.


What is the Watts College of Nursing Department ID?


Who is eligible to take the Distance Testing Exam (HESI A2)? 

United States Citizen or a United States Lawful Permanent Resident.

What is the cost?

The cost is $119.80 and will be made available to you when you schedule your appointment through Prometric.

Who will administer the test and where will it be administered?

The test will be administered by Prometric at testing centers located throughout the United States.   

What sections of the HESI A2 do I need to take?

English Language (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Grammar), and Math. Please Note: It is up to the student to know which sections of the exam to take as the site may not offer this information.

Which test version do I schedule to take, Version 1 or Version 2?

First-time testers must schedule to take Version 1. If you are repeating the test, Version 2 is required. 

How much time will I receive to take the test?

You will be given 4 hours.

Is there a minimum score?

You must obtain a mean score for English of 75 (average of all 3 English sections) and a score of 70 for Math.

How long are test scores valid?

Test results are valid for 24 months. 

Will the college accept HESI A2 test scores taken for other institutions?

Yes, only if all required sections of English (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Grammar) and Math were completed in one sitting. You must request that Elsevier send the test results to Watts. Test results may not be older than 24 months.

How often can I take the test?

You can take the exam a maximum of two times every 12 months. 

Is there a way to prepare for the test?

There is an optional study manual that can be purchased from other vendors. The name of the study manual is HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition.

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