HESI Health Education Services Inc.
The computerized HESI exam is an admission assessment for the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program at RCSJ, as well as for Nursing programs at other institutions of higher education. The test consists of subject tests, personality assessments and a critical
thinking component. Students have a maximum of five hours to complete the exam. They may take the components of the test in any order they choose.
Please note the following:
No personal calculators are permitted; however, a calculator is available on screen for the duration
of the test.
No cell phones or other electronic devices are permitted in the Testing Center.
In-person registration is required and performed in the Testing Center during regular business hours.
For information, call 856-415-2268. Follow these instructions to take the HESI - PTA exam at the Cumberland campus.
All paid registration forms MUST be returned to the Testing Center for seats to be reserved.
When the paid registration form is returned, Testing Center staff will assist the student in obtaining a
username and password, which are required to take the test.
Testing dates are published in the RCSJ Selective Admissions packets for the PTA program. Seats are limited for all test dates. Students should be aware that seats may fill before the established deadline registration dates.
What is HESI?
The HESI examination is designed to assess a student’s academic and personal readiness for higher education in a health care field.
What areas will the test cover?
Rowan College students must take the six subject exams: anatomy & physiology, chemistry, math, grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary; two personality assessments: personality profile and learning styles; and one critical thinking exam. The biology
exam is optional.
How long is the test?
Students are permitted approximately five hours for the exam. Most students take at least two to three hours.
How many times may I take the test?
Students are permitted to take the exam an unlimited number of times per admission cycle. However, test dates must be at least 60 days apart. Scores from one exam will be accepted for the Selective Admission requirement.
What do I need to bring on the test date?
Students must present a valid, government-approved photo ID and have their username and password. Students may not bring a cell phone or any electronic device.
May I bring a calculator?
No personal calculators are permitted, but an on-screen calculator is provided for the duration of the test.
What score do I need to pass the test?
This information is provided in the Selective Admissions packets for the LPN-RN and PTA programs.
How long are the HESI scores valid?
Currently, there is no expiration date. Check the Selective Admissions for updates.
What is the cost of the test?
Please refer to the current Selective Admissions Packet for the HESI Dates/Fees.
Will I receive a refund if I miss the test?
The cost of the test is non-refundable. Students who miss the test may reschedule for an additional fee.
When and where is the test offered?
The HESI exam is scheduled more than 30 times a year. The dates are posted in the Selective Admissions packets. Seats are limited for all test dates, and students should be aware that test dates fill and are closed even before deadline registration dates.
The HESI exam is given in the Testing Center, located in the Testing/Welcome Center, first building on the left from the Tanyard Road entrance.
How do I sign-up for the test?
Students must register in person at the Testing Center, which is located RCSJ-Gloucester Campus in the student Services on the second floor. Follow these instructions to take the HESI - PTA exam at the Cumberland campus.
When and how will I receive my scores?
Students' scores will be available through their Evolve account, usually within 24 hours after the test. When students need the official sealed copy for their portfolios, they may pick up a copy by presenting a valid photo ID to testing staff members during our regular business hours.
May I retest if I have not achieved the minimum scores?
Students may retest after 60 days and are required to retake the complete test. No partial exams are given.
How can I prepare for the test?
Study guides and books are available through libraries, bookstores and online. A general chemistry or biology textbook can be helpful. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, current edition, is available at the Rowan College bookstore.
After taking the HESI exam, remediation is also available at: www.evolve.elsevier.com
Instructions for accessing the remediation site are given to students when they sign out after taking the HESI test.
Can you accommodate students with disabilities?
HESI is an untimed test; for any other documented disabilities, please contact the Department of Special Needs at 856-415-2265.