The HESI A2 (Admission Assessment) Test, a product of the Elsevier/Evolve company, is divided into nine subtests. However, applicants complete the following four tests only: reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and math. The other sections of the test are not to be completed. Study guides are available for purchase in the TCC Bookstore and are also on permanent reserve in the TCC library.
Applicants must score a minimum of 75% on each subtest of the A2. The four subtests of one test are averaged to obtain a composite test score. If an applicant completes two A2 tests, the higher composite test score will be used toward the points for admission. Subtests from different tests will not be combined. An applicant must score a minimum of 75% in each subtest on one test for the scores to be considered.
The A2 will be administered by the TCC Testing Center located on the second floor of the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC building). The test will be completed on a computer and is untimed, but generally takes less than four hours. Applicants will receive their scores before they leave the Testing Center. Applicants who do not score at the minimum level (75%) will receive a remediation plan via e-mail at a later date. The A2 may be repeated once, and the higher of the two scores will be used to calculate points. If the A2 is taken more than two times, the highest score achieved on one of the first two attempts will be considered for admission.
Students who are required to take developmental courses based on their scores on the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (or College Placement Test) should not attempt the A2 until they have successfully completed the required developmental courses. It is recommended that students complete ENC1101 and a general education mathematics course before attempting the A2. Many students have found that the anatomy and physiology courses are helpful also.
Appointments are necessary to test. Call the Testing Center at 850-201-8282 to make an appointment. A $39 fee (subject to change) will be assessed and is paid in the TCC Cashier’s Office in the Student Union before the testing appointment. The TCC Cashier’s Office accepts cash, personal checks, credit cards and money orders. Applicants must take their payment receipt and a picture ID to the Testing Center. Applicants without these documents will not be allowed to test.
Students may take the HESI A2 at any college that uses HESI products. Students should have their scores sent to the Division of Healthcare Professions at TCC by the testing site or Evolve. Scores will not be accepted from students.