(MAIN) HESI Exam Registration Policies & Procedures for Nursing Program


Testing Schedule

About the Exam: Students taking the HESI admissions exam for entrance into the SFCC Nursing Program are allowed to test twice in an application period. Each testing date has an automatic retest date of at least 28 business days*following the original test date. Please be sure that when you select your preferred test date, you will be available for the retest date as well, should it become necessary.  

Exam Subjects included in HESI: Biology, Chemistry, Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge.

At this time we are uncertain whether HESI exams will be held in person at the SFCC Testing Center or via ProctorU.  Please check back for updates.

First test attempt: August 1-4, 2023
This testing period will be open for registration 7/1/2023. Please check back on this date for the current registration link.

Second test attempt: September 11-14th, 2023

Below are steps to start your registration process. Please review all three steps in their entirety.

ProctorU will be hosting and delivering the exam. Review the entire ProctorU homepage linked above for step-by-step instructions on how to register.

The exam is 4 hours long. Testers are allotted unscheduled bathroom breaks, which means the exam timer will continue during any breaks.

Step 2: Exam Readiness Check

Exam Readiness:
> Be Sure to test your equipment
> Download the Chrome or Firefox extension
> Watch the student experience video for what to expect during the exam.

Important Exam Information Please review which Programs ProctorU does not support:

Step 3: Recommended Student Resources

Cancellations and Date Changes

If a tester wishes to change or cancel a HESI registration, they may do so through their ProctorU account.

Accessibility Accommodations for Examinees with Documented Disabilities

**These accommodations are for SFCC students with documented disabilities. If you are a non-SFCC student, please contact the Testing Center for next steps.**

Testing accommodations are provided for examinees with documented disabilities in accordance with the ADA. To receive accommodations, you must meet with the SFCC Office of Accessibility Services (505-428-1711) for a standard intake interview and to have your documentation reviewed. The Testing Center and Elsevier will not provide non-standard testing arrangements without a referral from the SFCC  Office of Accessibility Services.  It may take several weeks to get the proper documentation processed.  Elsevier requires at least 2 weeks prior to the exam date to modify the exam to meet the student’s accommodation requirements.

For more information, please contact testingcenter@sfcc.edu.

*Please note that if you are testing at SFCC but plan to attend another college’s nursing program you must check with that school to see how much time they require between testing attempts. SFCC’s requirement is 28 days, but some schools have significantly longer times required between attempts.

HESI Next Generation and INET Exam Resources
for currently enrolled Nursing Students