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The HESI A2 test is administered to students for applicants to a Nursing program. For information about the test, go to

If you are applying for the UTA Nursing program, you must have applied for admission to UT Arlington prior to Fall 2017 to be able to use the HESI A2 test.  We continue to offer this test for students who may be applying to other institutions' programs that still use the HESI A2.

Is there a way I can prepare for the test?

There is an optional study manual available at the UTA Book Store, or you may review the HESI Preparation tools at: Elsevier Evolve.

Health Careers Institute in the Continuing Education Building offers the HESI A2 test prep class.  You may find more information on the following web site: UTA Enterprise Development

Register for the HESI A2

Registration for UTA students in the DFW areaUTA TEST REGISTRATION  After you register with UTA create your Evolve Account.

Registration for non-UTA students in the DFW areaNON-UTA TEST REGISTRATION  After you register with UTA create your Evolve Account.

Registration for UTA students not in the DFW area: If you are unable to register for a date at UTA or are not located in the DFW area, you may take the exam at another school or at a Prometric testing site. Registration for Prometric sites is online and separate from UTA. Registration for UTA students outside the DFW area - Distance Testing with Prometric Test Centers:   Prometric.pdf 

Test Dates                   

Testing Services offers this test Monday through Saturday, in University Hall, subject to space availability.  You can see our overall calendar online.

Exams times vary by appointment.

All students before taking the HESI A2 must register in advance to obtain an Evolve account at whether taking it at UTA or at a Prometric test site. Please use your Student ID # and your student e-mail when creating your Evolve account.  Without this information, your scores will be delayed.

Fee for the HESI A2

The fee at UTA for the HESI A2 exam is $65; and includes the cost of the exam and the proctoring fee. Payment due at time of registration.

Fees must be paid when you schedule the appointment. If not paid within 24 hours, the appointment will be canceled. If you cannot pay on-line, contact Testing Services at 817-272-2362.


  • Must change/modify at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Sign in to TimeTrade with your user name & password that you previously created.
  • "View Test Appointment"
  • Click on Modify test appointment
  • In the pull-down, labeled "Location", change it to "Any Location"
  • Click on Next (located on the bottom right of screen)
  • Pick new date & time
  • Click Next
  • Verify information
  • Click Make Test Appointment (located on the bottom right of screen)

As long as you modify your appointment your payment will be current.  If you CANCEL your appointment you will need to repay the fee.

Retake Policy
You may only take the test one time in a 120 day (four month) period. Scores from test administrations that are less than 120 days apart will not be used by the UTA Nursing Department.

Refund Policy
If you registered and paid for the HESI exam at UT Arlington, and decide you no longer wish to take the exam, you must notify the Testing Services Office in writing that you wish to cancel your exam and are requesting a refund AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE of your test date. You may be eligible to be refunded 90% of your test fee. If you DO NOT notify the Testing Services Office in advance, there is NO refund.

Check in Requirements
A current, government issued photo ID is required for admission to the test. You will not be allowed to take the test without an ID.

If you would like to obtain your scores for the HESI A2 please go to Elsevier Evolve. You will need to know your student login and select "My Evolve"; Help is available online or by calling 800-950-2728 for more information.

Prohibited Items
Cell phones, electronic devices (watches, FitBits, etc.) and calculators are not permitted. Do not bring any of these items to the exam with you, or you will be asked to lock them in a locker.