HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A2)


Schedule your appointment online or contact the Testing Center at (440) 366-7773 or testingcenter@lorainccc.edu to schedule an appointment. If you are an at-risk individual, please let the testing center staff know when you schedule your appointment. 

You must schedule your test with the Testing Center AND complete your payment on the HESI registration page. 

YOU MUST CHECK IN with the Testing Center Sign-In Service Desk a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time. A photo ID is required for testing. If you will be taking only a one portion of assessment, a referral for Academic Advisor is required.

If you need to cancel your appointment or have any questions, please call Testing and Assessment desk at 440-366-7773 or send email to testingcenter@lorainccc.edu  at least 24 hours in advance.


General Information for Sonography Students

Students applying to the diagnostic medical sonography program are required to take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam including the Critical Thinking exam and the Learning Style Personality Profile. These exams will be available for students in the LCCC testing Center.

The following is a brief summary of the different modules on the HESI Admission Assessment exam for the diagnostic medical sonography program.

A2 Content Exams:

  1. Math: 50-item exam.  Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, and general math facts that are useful, for example, when calculating drug dosages and solutions. Recommended Time: 50 minutes.
  2. Reading Comprehension: 47-item exam. Reading scenarios that are health related.  Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, including:  identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.  The reading scenarios pop up on the screen.  Students can move around the windows to see the entire scenario.  Recommended Time:  60 minutes
  3. Vocabulary and General Knowledge: 50-item exam. Contains basic vocabulary that is often used in health care fields.  Recommended Time: 50 minutes.
  4. Grammar:  50-item exam.  Contains basic grammar, including:  parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, and commonly occurring grammatical errors.   Recommended Time:  50 minutes
  5. Anatomy and Physiology (A&P): 25-item exam. Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.  Recommended Time: 25 minutes.
  6. Biology: 25-item exam. Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. Recommended Time: 25 minutes.

A2 Learning Style/Personality Profile:

  1. Learning Styles: 14-item assessment of preferred learning style. Recommended Time: 15 minutes.
  2. Personality Style: 15-item assessment of personality related to preferred learning style.  Students receive a printout with study tips based on their learning style and personality profile.  Recommended Time: 15 minutes.

Critical Thinking Exam

25–item exam. Evaluates critical thinking ability through analysis of various situations that are common to occur in the healthcare setting. The critical thinking exam includes questions on problem solving, ethical dilemmas and moral issues, conflict resolution and analysis of data.



The cost of the test is $50.

Using Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid may print out their exam registration and submit it to the Student Financial Aid center prior to taking the test. Please contact Student Financial Aid at (440) 366-4034 for details or visit Student Financial Aid at the Mike Bass Library Resource building in LC 146.


Test Preparation and Things to Consider

Important Information and Log-In Instructions for HESI Students

  • HESI Admission Exam Review Edition 3 can be purchased at the LCCC bookstore. The cost of this book is $43.95 plus tax.
  • HESI exam must be completed on the same day of testing. Bathroom breaks are allowed.
  • Calculators are built in and are accessible on the screen. Students only need to click on one button on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Students may be able to utilize financial aid to cover the cost of HESI. Please contact Student Financial Aid at 440-366-4034 for details or visit Student Financial Aid at the Mike Bass Library Resource building in LC 146.
  • You may review your results upon completion of exam.  Your official exam results will be sent to your Elsevier email account in 24 to 48 hours.  These results should be printed and taken to Enrollment Services and a copy will be placed in your file.
  • The Testing and Assessment Center staff is not able to provide testing results or interpretation.


Create your HESI username and password

Complete these steps before test date:

  • Login to the HESI location using Internet Explorer
  • Go to HESI iNet
  • Click on “Take Exam”
  • Click on “Don’t have an Evolve Username”
  • Click on the Log-in button on top right hand side
  • Click on “Create an account”
  • Fill out the information and submit form
  • Write down your Username and Password that was assigned to you. Please note it is case sensitive.


Test-Day Instructions

  • Register at the Student Sign-in station (a sign is posted at the front door)
  • Check in at the front desk for proper identification, key to locker if needed and the HESI access code
  • Go to HESI iNet
  • Type in your username and password that was assigned to you
  • Click: log-in, Continue button, Agree button and scroll to bottom of screen and click on Continue button again
  • Please remember to bring in your created user name and password for testing. The TAC staff does not have access to your username and password information.


Steps to Complete After the Exam

After completion of the exam, students will be sent their results through email. Students will receive study tips based on their learning style and personality profile as well as given a breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses in each of the areas tested. Students will receive free personalized, electronic remediation once the testing session is completed. After remediation, students can retest (additional $50 charge) after 1 month and within 6 months of their initial test date to improve their composite score. A composite score below 75 on the retest will disqualify the sonography program application. Scores will be valid for a three year period; therefore a three year wait is required prior to a third attempt of the test.  Students are responsible for bringing a copy of their HESI results to an advisor to submit a program application.


Register for the HESI Exam

Register for HESI Exam


Contact the Testing and Assessment Center
(440) 366-7773