HESI Exam Frequently Asked Questions


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Per UTRGV admission policy, applicants to the nursing program must achieve a 75% or higher on the required individual components of the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. These components consist of: English Language, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Math, Anatomy & Physiology, and Critical Thinking.

HESI policy requires a wait period of three weeks before students are allowed to retest. UTRGV SON applicants are allowed two attempts at the HESI exam during an academic year (September 1-August 31).

Applicants choosing to retest only have to test on the sections where a 75% was not achieved.

Applicants choosing to retest will be testing on an alternate version of the HESI A2. Same content but different test items.

Be advised that the Admission Assessment Exam cannot be split into individual parts, so the exam is delivered with all components in-tact and the cost remains the same regardless of how many components you are testing on.

Once your exam has been taken they will give you a physical version and they will ask you for an email for a virtual copy to be sent to.