The HESI test is a requirement for all students in the Veterinary Technician program. Students in this program must complete their first semester of classes with a C- or better and have received a cumulative score of 60% or higher in the HESI exam before they can start their second semester of classes.
The use of cellphones during this exam is strictly prohibited.
The HESI exam will consists of the following subject areas:
Reading Comprehension: Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.
Grammar: Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc.
Math: Focus of math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ration and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc.
Anatomy and Physiology: Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
Student must receive an overall score of 60% or above.
Upcoming HESI Testing Dates Proctored by DCTC
|Test Day & Date
||Test Start Time
|February 4, 2022
|February 11, 2022
|March 4, 2022
|March 25, 2022
|April 15, 2022
|April 29, 2022
Students must contact our Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-423-8657 to receive instructions on scheduling the exam.
Important notes for testing:
- You will need to have your Evolve username and password in order to test (you will be prompted for this after starting your exam session).
- The startup process will take between 10-15 minutes and does not deduct against your actual exam time.
Resources for Students
HESI Prep Class
DCTC partners with District 196- Adult Basic Education staff to offer the HESI prep class.
Spring 2022 Semester Schedule
In-person orientation will be on-site at DCTC/pre-testing: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, or Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – students come on one of the two days in room 2-102
Class: Tuesday and Thursdays from 2 p.m.-5 p.m at DCTC in room 2-102
Classes start February 8, 2022, and end April 14, 2022, 16 class periods
No class on March 8, 2022, and March 10, 2022 (DCTC spring break) and March 22, 2022, and March 24, 2022 (ISD 196 spring break)
HESI: Admission Assessment Exam Review, 5th Edition
Free practice exams are available on the LearningExpress Library. Students will be required to create a username and password in order to utilize the site. Once logged in, search for HESI in the search bar tab and several practice tests are available.
Extended Testing Time
Students can request having a longer period of time to complete the HESI exam if they have a documented disability that warrants such an accommodation. Students should contact email@example.com to have their accommodation approved and documented. If approved, the Vet Tech program director will set the accommodation at the time and a half (1.5) OR double time (2.0). Students must request these accommodations two weeks in advance.
For questions on the HESI exam process or to sign up for the HESI Prep Class please contact our Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest. The class will be limited to the first 24 students that respond.