HESI A2 is a nursing program entrance exam. Prospective nursing students MUST register for and take the HESI A2 test in order to be ranked for admission to the ADN or LVN programs. You must take the HESI A2 before having a mentoring appointment to receive an application.

  • Panola College nursing program requires three specific exams of the HESI A2 examinations : Reading, Grammar, and Math
  • The test MAY NOT be taken more than twice

Because you are only allowed to take the HESI A2 twice, if you are not successful the first time, you need to take your time and ensure you are ready for the second test.

Testing Times

The HESI test is offered ONLY two times a year, September and February. 

Appointment scheduling for September testing begins the 2nd week of August.

Appointment scheduling for February testing begins the 2nd week of January.

To make an appointment call Rachel Weekly at 903-693-2036 or email rweekly@panola.edu 

For the Panola College Nursing Program, you are allowed 2 attempts to take the test.


One form of identification is required. It must be a valid, unexpired picture ID.

For more information about other forms of non-photo accepted, contact Sarah Kite at 903-693-1123.

Testing Fee

The testing fee is $60. (Non-refundable)

Payment methods include cash, debit/credit card, money order or cashier's check.

Disability Support Services (DSS)

Individuals inquiring special testing accommodations should contact Stacy Gee, Testing Coordinator/DSS Officer at 903-693-2046.    

More about HESI A2

You can purchase a HESI study guide in the Panola College Store or at normal book outlets (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble , etc.).

Testing help is also available at Mometrix Test Preparation.

If you are a current student with Panola College, please check out the M.P. Baker Library Electronic Resource Learning Express College Center Plus for additional practice in Grammar, Math, and Reading skills. 

Non-students may contact the Panola College M.P. Library for additional information @ 903-693-2025. 

How to Request HESI A2 Score Report

 If you have taken the HESI A2 test with Panola College and need a copy of your score report, please complete a HESI Score Report Form.