Nursing Admission Testing Dates

Hesi Admission Assessment (A2) Exam

All students who apply for admission to the Registered Nursing Program or the Practical Nursing Program at Allegany College of Maryland will be required to participate in the nursing entrance exam.  The exam is called the Hesi Admission Assessment (A2) Exam.  You must take the exam as part of the application process.  The score you receive on the exam will be considered as part of the selective admissions process.  If you do not take the exam, your application will NOT be evaluated and ranked for admittance to the program.

  • A study guide for this exam is available for purchase at the campus bookstores.  The title of the study guide is Evolve Hesi Admission Assessment Exam Review (4th Edition). ISBN#978-1-4557-0333-3 

  • This site has a review course for the HESI A2 test. There are over 7 hours of video tutorials and practice questions for the HESI A2 test on this site. 
  • The exam will be offered at both campuses.  The exam is administered online in a computer lab.  Please see the exam schedule for specific dates, times and examination locations. 
  • Dropdown calculators will be available on the computer screen for math problems.  Scratch paper will also be provided.  Please bring a pen or pencil for working on scratch paper.  The exams will start promptly at the scheduled times.  Students arriving after the Start time will NOT be allowed to test in that session.
  • Seating is limited in the computer labs; therefore, when the lab becomes full, remaining students will have to take the exam at the alternate time offered. Once all seats are filled, no additional testing times will be added.


PLEASE NOTE:  All students must take the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam to apply for the nursing program.  Test dates are subject to weather conditions and it is possible an exam will have to be re-scheduled due to college closure or road conditions, ensuring safe travel for all participants.  The exam fee is non-refundable for any reason.




Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 8:00 AM Nursing Computer Lab AH264 September 11, 2020
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 12:30 PM Nursing Computer Lab AH264 September 25, 2020
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 8:00AM Nursing Computer Lab AH264 February 5, 2021
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 12:30 PM   February 5, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:30 PM Nursing Computer Lab AH264 February 19, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:00 AM Nursing Computer Lab AH264 May 21, 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:30 PM Bedford Campus Computer Lab 21 September 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:30 PM Bedford Campus Computer Lab 21 February 19, 2021


Note:  October is the last date to take test for Spring Class. March is last date to take test for Fall Class.





Hesi Directions and Application (2020-2021)


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