Nursing Program

HESI A2 Assessment Testing

HESI A2 Assessment testing is only for students applying to the Nursing Program at  Mt. San Antonio College. For best results, it is recommended that all Nursing prerequisites be completed prior to taking this test. Available testing dates and times are:

DATE TIME Location 
July 13, 2016 Closed  Building 6 Room 264
July 26, 2016 Closed Building 6 Room 264
July 27 , 2016 Closed  Building 6 Room 264
July 28, 2016 Closed building 6 Room 264
July 28, 2016 Closed Building 6 Room 264

Seats are limited. There will be no other dates and times for testing during the July- August 2016 application period.To arrange to take the HESI A2 Assessment test at Mt. San Antonio College and for information regarding the test, please contact the Nursing Program via email:

  1. Students will be graded on the following subjects only:
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Math
    • Grammar
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Vocabulary
  2. Learning styles and personality traits will be assessed but not graded.
  3. No calculators allowed.
  4. Students must register for the HESI at least 2 weeks before the test date.
  5. When registering include,
    • Your full name (First, Middle, and Last) avoid using nicknames.
    • Your MtSAC Student ID # Ex: A012345. Student ID# must be active. 
    • Indicate your first and second choice of dates and times.
  6. Students will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of the registered test.
  7. Students must have a current Mt. SAC student ID number, a photo ID, and the confirmation email to take the test. 
  8. If you are unable to test on your registered date and time, please notify the department by email at least 24 hours in advance so that another applicant can take the test.
  9. This is a 4 hour timed test. Students arriving late 15 or more minutes will not be able to take the test.
  10. Parking requires a student parking permit or students can park in Lot B and pay $4.00.
  11. DSPS students requiring accommodations need to submit documentation from DSPS with the required accommodation listed at least 2 weeks prior to test so that arrangements can be made.
  12. HESI testing will be done during the open application periods (January/ February and July/ August). Dates and times are posted as they become available.
  13. A composite score of 70%  on the HESI Assessment 2 test is required for entry into the Nursing Program. Students scoring 70% or better may not repeat the test. Students scoring less than 70% will be required to complete a review contract prior to retaking the HESI Assessment test. The review contract may take one year to complete.
  14. HESI scores that can not be validated will result in the application being rejected.

Have you taken the HESI Assessment 2 test outside of MtSAC?

  1. HESI A2 tests taken at a location other than Mt. SAC must contain the five graded areas listed above.
  2. Must be completed within one year of applying to the Nursing Program.
  3. Transcripts must be received from Elsevier prior to the closing of the application period.
  4. Contact Elsevier to have transcripts emailed to: