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Testing and Assessment Center


Commercial Avenue 215 
2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704 
(608) 246-5220

Downtown D205 
211 North Carroll Street
Madison WI 53703 
(608) 246-5220

FORT ATKINSON 
Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Portage 
Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 
Main Office
(608) 524-7800

South
Main Office
(608) 243-4200

TRUAX D2603 
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704
(608) 246-5220 

Watertown 
Main Office
(920) 206-8000

Email

HESI Admission Assessment (A2)

The Nursing program at Madison College utilizes the online, proctored HESI (A2) tool, which consists of:

  • English Comprehension: Reading comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and General Knowledge

  • Math: Basic math skills

  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology

Testing windows are scheduled in advance of the Petition window for the Nursing program. Testing windows are 10 - 12 weeks long and include 10 - 15 testing sessions. Each testing window also include 1 -2 retest sessions. Students who do not pass the retest must wait until the following testing window to test again.

Registration is required. You will need to create a free Evolve account in order to register. See instructions on the Preparation tab below.

The recommended amount of time is about 5 hours for the HESI (A2). Most students complete in less than 5 hours.

If you have a disability and require testing accommodations, complete the testing accommodations reservation form.

PREPARATION

You must create a free Evolve account. Go to  Elsevier and click on My Evolve at the top of the page. You will need to enter your name, email address and create a password. Once you have done that, navigate to your Account Settings by clicking on your account in the top right corner. Under the Your Institution section, enter all information including your seven-digit Madison College student ID number to ensure your test results are received by Madison College

Example of Evolve Account Settings

Prior to taking the HESI, you are encouraged to use Madison College library resources and consider purchasing preparation products. The book ISBN is 9780323353786. All products can be purchased individually or in packages from the Evolve website.

You will need to check your program admission requirements to ensure the HESI is completed prior to any program deadlines.

FEES & REGISTRATION
  • HESI (A2) exam will be offered at the Truax Campus several times throughout the year on Fridays, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Please create your Evolve account prior to registering for a HESI (A2) exam

    Register here for all campus locations
  • Limited Regional Campus sessions are also available.
  • The testing fee of $50 must be paid prior to the test date.
  • Payment for Truax is made at the Mitby Theater window on the first floor and at the front office for Regional Campuses.
  • Bring the paid receipt to the test session.
RESULTS
  • Madison College has determined individual program benchmarks - refer to your program admission requirements to determine your results
  • Remediation information is available 24-48 hours after completion of exam
  • Students must retake the entire HESI (A2) - you will be charged the $50 fee for each retest.
  • Students who do not pass the first attempt of the HESI test will receive Results & Remediation via email. You may retake the HESI test once in each testing window, at the specific retest sessions.

Test Policies

  • Arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to your test time.
  • Bring receipt to verify payment and Evolve user name and password.
  • Valid photo ID.
  • Cell phones, pagers and other electronics are not permitted in the testing room. Lockers are available.
  • Purses, backpack and bags must be placed in the lockers.
  • There are surveillance cameras within the Testing Center.
  • No children are permitted in the test area.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the testing room.
  • Students may take short breaks between the components of the test.
  • Students, employees and visitors are prohibited from possessing or carrying weapons while in any of the Madison College Testing Centers. This includes on-duty, certified law enforcement personnel in uniform. Law enforcement personnel are asked to schedule test when they are off-duty and not in uniform. This does not include Madison College public safety personnel or authorized instructors from the School of Human and Protective Services.
  • Acts of dishonesty are are subject to disciplinary action.
  • The testing rooms are confined spaces. Please be considerate in your use of fragrance or similar products, as the use of such products may trigger allergic reactions and create health problems.