HESI Testing

About HESI Testing

HESI A-2 Entrance Exam
Important Note: Central Arizona College does not accept test scores from other colleges

Make an Appointment through the Central Arizona College – Academic Center – Testing

  • Phone Number: (520) 494-5042

  • Call at least a week in advance to ensure date preference

  • Exam fee is $34.00, paid at the Cashiers located in the Student Service Center - M Building

  • An additional proctor fee of $25.00, if you have not taken any coursework of study at Central Arizona College.

  • A study guide is available at the Central Arizona College bookstore: The HESI Admission Exam Review, Second Edition . Copies are, also, available at all Central Arizona College libraries.

Day of the Test

  • Must have picture identification, preferably the Central Arizona College Identification card

  • Receipt demonstrating that the exam has been paid for prior to taking the test

  • The test itself is not timed

    • The test takes approximately three to six hours, depending upon the individual

    • Given two breaks: a fifteen minute break and a half-hour break

  • A calculator within the HESI Exam is made available

  • Central Arizona College does not keep copies of test scores. Upon completion of the test, two copies are provided:

    • one copy goes with Nursing Program Application

    • a personal copy for records

    • website for personal scores: evolve.elsevier.com. The Department Identification
      Number: 195896

    • Phone Number for Official Transcripts: (800) 950-2728

Additional Information

  • Scores Needed:

    • Anatomy and Physiology: 70%

    • Mathematics: 80%

    • Grammar: 80%

    • Reading: 80%

    • Vocabulary: 80%

  • If taking the HESI for another college, the student will complete the Biology and Chemistry Exams, as well

  • Three opportunities are given to pass the test

    • There is a 60 day waiting period between all HESI exams

    • It is recommended or encouraged that this time be utilized to seek tutoring opportunities to better ensure improved scores


Testing Centers

Aravaipa Campus
520-357-2800 / 2841
Aravaipa Testing Center E-mail
80440 E Aravaipa Road
Winkelman, Arizona

Casa Grande Center - Temporarily Unavailable for Testing
C.G. Center Testing E-mail
1015 E Florence Blvd
Suite #A-101
Casa Grande, AZ

Corporate Center
Corporate Center Testing E-mail
540 N Camino Mercado
Suite 1
Casa Grande, AZ

Florence Center
Florence Center Testing E-mail
800 E Butte
Bldg 100
Florence, AZ

Maricopa Campus
Maricopa Center Testing E-mail
17945 N Regent Dr
Maricopa, AZ

SanTan Campus
San Tan Campus Testing E-mail
3736 E Bell Vista Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ

Signal Peak Campus
Placement testing only,
call 520-494-5414

SPC Testing Center E-mail
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ

Superstition Mountain Campus
SMC Testing Center E-mail
805 S. Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814