The HESI A2 is a computer-based exam required by the MSU nursing department in order to be admitted into their program.

To take the HESI A2 for the MSU Nursing Programs through Prometric Testing Center:

  1. Go to
  2. Register for a Distance Test
  3. How to Register At Evolve link
  4. The Department ID you will need for MSU Nursing is: 199381
  5. You will receive an email from Evolve in approx. 3-5 business days with an Eligibility ID and instructions on how to register at a Prometric Testing Site anywhere in the United States.


  1. How much does the HESI cost?
    The cost of the HESI exam is $50.
  2. What does the HESI consist of and how long is the exam?
    The HESI exam consists of four sections which include reading, grammar, vocabulary and math.  Each section is not timed, but the allotted time for the entire exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes.
  3. When will I receive my score report?
    A score report will print immediately following the exam.
  4. How many times may I take the HESI exam?
    Currently, the nursing department only allows you to take the HESI exam one time at the MSU Testing Center. 
  5. When is the HESI offered and how do I schedule an appointment?
    The HESI exam is offered Monday - Thursday @ 8:00 am or 1:00 pm, during application period only.  To schedule an appointment, please call the Testing Center at 397-4676.