HESI Admissions for Nursing

Lakeshore Technical College Nursing students must take the HESI entrance exam. The HESI is comprised of 3 academic exams: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Math. Scores are valid for 3 years from the date of the exam.


Lakeshore library offers the study guide entitled HESI Admission Assessment exam review (4th edition) and is available for 2-week check out.

For additional preparation please click on the following link: http://www.mometrix.com/academy/hesi-a2-test/


The fee for the HESI entrance exam is $52.00.


HESI testing is regularly offered on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. or by individual appointment at the LTC Cleveland campus. Students must call 920.693.1184 to register for the HESI.

Day of Test

Arrive 10 minutes early for check-in with photo ID, fee, confirmation email, as well as your username and password for Evolve. Please refer to the eligibility email you received for information on setting up your Evolve account. 

You are not allowed to bring food, books, papers, calculators, listening devices, cell phones or electronic devices into the testing room. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.


The required combined score of Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary for associate degree nursing is 75% or higher. The required combined score of Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary for licensed practical nursing is 70% or higher.

The HESI math composite score is 70% or higher for associate degree nursing and practical nursing. Completion of math coursework, or equivalency, may also meet the math requirement. Contact nursing program counselor for more details.


Students can retake the HESI multiple times. Retakes are the same fee. 

For More Information

Contact LTC Testing Services at 920.693.1184 or testing@gotoltc.edu.