HESI Exam Registration Policies & Procedures for Nursing Program


Testing Schedule

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. The initial attempt will be scheduled in January 2022, with the second attempt scheduled in February 2022.  

Santa Fe Community College has arranged with Elsevier to administer the HESI A2 Admission Exam through a remote proctoring service called ProctorU. This is in response to the current COVID pandemic, and will allow students to self-schedule their exams. The remote proctoring also allows us to host an unlimited number of students during any given testing period.

Exam Dates

  •  TBD

Registration and Payment

  • Please visit the ProctorU HESI instructions page and follow the directions for setting up your ProctorU and Evolve accounts. It’s very important that you read this entire page carefully and follow all instructions. Note that there is a guide for how to test your technology prior to the exam and how to set up your testing space. Please watch the video tutorial titled “Exam Day for Specialty/A2 Exams”. Also please note that you must download a ProctorU browser extension prior to testing; the extension download is browser specific. See the instructions page for links.
  • When setting up your ProctorU account, choose Elsevier-HESI as the institution. Name of Exam: Santa Fe Community College HESI A2 Admission Exam
  • After your account has been verified you will be able to schedule and pay for the HESI A2 Admission Exam.
  • The fee for the exam is $60, paid directly to ProctorU.

If you are having problems, contact ProctorU Support.

Once you have registered and paid, you will automatically be on a roster to test on the day you’ve chosen. 

Look for test preparation materials here:

Evolve Resources for Admissions Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition

Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition

Cancellations and Date Changes

If you wish to change or cancel a HESI registration, contact ProctorU Support.

Accessibility Accommodations for Examinees with Documented Disabilities

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 ProctorU will not provide non-standard testing arrangements without a referral from the Accessibility Services office.  

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

*Please note that if you are testing at SFCC but intend 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.