How Much Does It Cost to Take the HESI?
Referred to as HESI, the Health Education Systems, Inc. tests are utilized by schools as part of the admissions process. The cost for an HESI exam will vary depending on the educational institution, as well as the specific version of the test being taken. HESI testing costs can range from around $40 to over $100.
It is typically less expensive to test at a school's on-campus testing location than a Prometric testing center. Some schools offer this distance testing option at a Prometric site for students who do not live close to campus. However, there may be additional fees to test at a Prometric center, and it is recommended that students allow ample time to register for this option.
Students should contact their school of interest to obtain any testing fee information.
Paying for the HESI Exam
The process for paying HESI testing fees varies from school to school. Some schools offer students the option to pay in advance at their school's business office, while others allow, if not require, students to pay on the day of the test. Many schools offer the option to pay the testing fee online via credit card, with some charging a processing fee for credit cards.
Still other schools require students to sign up to take a test through the Evolve/Elsevier registration portal. This registration method requires students to submit payment before being allowed to schedule a testing appointment.
Additional Costs for the HESI
There are a handful of situations in which there will be additional costs associated with taking an HESI test. These are outlined below.
A school may require a proctoring fee for individuals who take the test at a school where they are not registered students.
In addition, it should be noted that students may be required to pay an additional testing fee if they do not reschedule or cancel their test within the time frame allowed by the school.
Students who do not earn acceptable scores on their first attempt will have to pay the full test fee again before they can sit for any retakes.
Test Prep Fees
If students want to purchase test preparation materials they can utilize resources offered by Evolve/Elsivier, Inc. and private online companies. Free test aids may also be available.
Evolve/Elsevier, Inc.: As the official test provider of the HESI, Evolve/Elsevier, Inc. offers over 100 test preparation resources, including online courses, sample tests, patient reviews, and case studies. Students will be able to purchase preparation resources for their test of choice.
Study.com: Another choice for online test preparation is Study.com. Students can find general preparation resources, such as study guides, as well as flashcards for exam topics like math and chemistry. Students will have on-demand access to lessons and can study at their own pace.
School-Based Resources: Students can also utilize resources offered by their educational institution. Their library may offer free test preparation resources. If their school offers a tutoring center, students should also see if they can sign up for HESI tutoring sessions.