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.  

Santa Fe Community College will be administering this exam in-person on these dates:

Exam Dates

  • January 17-20, 2023 – 1st test attempt

  • February 20-24, 2023 – 2nd test attempt

Registration and Payment

Registration will open on 12/1/22. Instructions will be provided on how and where to register.

Look for test preparation materials here:

HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition

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 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.