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Tests Administered:Admission Assessment for Nursing Students - Columbus State University

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Admission Assessment for Nursing Students

This computer-based test, also known as HESI or A2, is timed at 3 1/2 hours, and covers math, reading, and grammar. Other parts of the test, such as vocabulary and the sciences, are not administered.

Eligibility: Current or prospective CSU students applying for admission to the School of Nursing.

Scores: A score report will be emailed to you. The School of Nursing has access to your scores and will advise you of passing scores.

Retesting: Students can take the test twice per calendar year with at least 6 weeks between attempts.

Test preparation: The nursing program recommends the Admission Assessment Study Guide, available through most bookstores.


  • For in-person testing at the CSU Testing Center: $85 (beginning October 2022). Payment is made online when you schedule your appointment.
  • For remote (online) testing by ProctorU: $105. Includes the ProctorU fee. If you schedule an appointment within 72 hours, ProctorU will charge you a late fee.

ID requirements: You must present an unexpired government-issued photo ID with signature--driver's license, passport, military ID, state ID. The first name and last name(s) on your identification must exactly match the first name and last name(s) on your CSU application.

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Items needed for the test: We will provide you with scratch paper and pencil. Physical calculators are not permitted but a calculator is built into the test.

Testing Options

  1. In-person testing at the CSU Testing Center
  2. At home and proctored by ProctorU, an online proctor service.
    Permission and instructions to schedule with ProctorU will be emailed to you within 3 business days after payment is received.
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