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HESI FAQs

What is HESI?
The HESI A2 examination is a test designed to assess a student’s academic and personal readiness for higher education in a health care field.

What areas will I be tested on?
GCC students must take the (6) Subject exams: biology, chemistry, grammar, math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, (2) Personality Assessments: personality profile, learning styles and (1) critical thinking exam. The anatomy and physiology exam is optional.

How long is the test?
Students are permitted approximately 5 hours for the exam.  Most students take at least 2 to 3 hours.

How many times can I take the test?
GCC students are permitted to take the exam every 60 days.

What do I need to bring on the test date?
Students must present a valid, government-approved photo ID and need to have their username and password.  Do not bring a cell phone or any electronic device.

Can 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 Nursing Packet.

How long are the HESI scores valid?
Currently, there is no expiration date. Check the Nursing Packet for updates.

What is the cost of the test?
The cost of the exam is $63.00, if paid by the regular deadline. Late registrants will pay $78.00.  Fees are subject to change.

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 on the website and in the Nursing Packets. There are a limited number of seats available 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, LRC Building, Room 603.

How do I sign-up for the test?
Students must register in person at the Testing Center which is located in the LRC Building, Room 603.

When and how will I receive my scores?
Student’s scores will be available through their Evolve account usually within 24 hours.  When students need the official sealed copy for their portfolios, they may pick up a copy by presenting valid photo ID to Testing staff members during our regular business hours.

Can 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?
There are study guides and books available through libraries, bookstores and on line. A general chemistry or biology textbook can be helpful.  The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 2nd edition ($38.95 + tax) is available at the GCC bookstore.
         
General websites
          www.testprepreview.com
          www.nursingexamprepinfo.com
          www.test-preparation.ca
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 Special Needs department at (856) 415-2265.


ACT FAQs

What is not permitted during testing?
Cell phones or any electronic devices are not permitted during Testing. These items cannot be held by testing staff and students with these items will not be permitted to test.

What is on the test?
The ACT test consists of four subject tests: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.

How long is the test?
English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions, 35 minutes

What is the cost?
Regular registration deadline: $57.00
Late registration deadline: $75.00
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees are subject to change.

How do I register for the test?
Registration must be done in person at the Testing Center during regular business hours.

When and where is the test scheduled?
The Residual ACT is scheduled three times a year on Saturday in September, December and February.  Students must report to the testing room at 7:30 am. The test begins promptly at 8:00am. The test is given on the GCC campus; room locations will vary depending on the number of students testing. Location will be written on student’s registration form.

How do I get my results?
Official test results are mailed to student approximately 4-6 weeks after testing. For the February Residual ACT only, tests are hand-scored and Admissions sends students a form telling them if they have met the minimum required. Student will receive an official copy in the mail.

What score do I need to pass the test?
Minimum required scores can be found in the Allied Health Admission Packets.  The ACT score is a composite of all four tests.

Can I retake the test?
A minimum of 60 days must elapse before repeat Residual Testing. Students may take the ACT no more than 12 times total.

How long are scores valid?
Currently, there is no expiration date. Check the Allied Health Packets for updates.

What do I bring on the test date?
Valid identification (see www.actstudent.org).
Sharpened, No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils).
A permitted calculator (see www.actstudent.org).

How can I prepare for the test?
More information about test day, including complete practice tests, can be found in the free booklet, Preparing for the ACT. Download it from www.actstudent.org/testprep. Practice test booklets are available at the Testing Center and are given to students when they sign up for the test.

Can you accommodate students with disabilities?
For any documented disabilities, please contact Special Needs Department at (856) 415-2265.


TEAS FAQs

How do I register for the test?
You must go the ati website:   www.atitesting.com 

What is the cost?
The cost is 65.00 paid on line when you are scheduling.

What do I bring to the Testing Center?
You must bring a photo Id and leave your cell phone in the car.

Where is the test given?
The test is given at the GCC Testing Center.

What is on the test?
Reading, Math, Science and English.

Is the test timed?
Yes the test is timed within the computer itself. 3 and ½ hours.

Can I use a calculator?
No, Calculators are not allowed.

When do I get my results?
Results are available immediately following the completion of the test.

What is the passing score for the test?
The passing score will depend on the school to which you are applying.

How many times can I take the test?
You may take the test as many times as you like but it is recorded on the score sheet how many times you did.

Can you accommodate students with disabilities?
For any documented disabilities, please contact Special Needs Department at (856) 415-2265.