Scored a 90% on the HESI ... should I retake it?
- 0Apr 22, '12 by chellechelle1985I took the HESI A2 (all sections) and I scored a 90% overall. My lowest score was an 80% and my highest score was a 98% with most of my scores falling around 90% in each section. The minimum required score to get into the program I am applying to is a 78%.
I'm a perfectionist and I would like to retake the HESI and try to get a score in the mid to high 90's, however I was wondering if it would be worth it? Also, what if I score lower on the second exam? Do they automatically count the higher score or do they use the most recent HESI exam scores?
Thanks in advance for your help!
- 0Apr 23, '12 by michelle561How were the sciences for you? Which section was the hardest for you? I take it tomorrow and I'm really nervous lol. If I were you and had the option to take it again, I would as long as it wouldn't count against me. Sometimes you have to check with the school about what the rules are about retaking (but 90 is pretty good)
- 0Apr 23, '12 by chellechelle1985Thanks for your response. My sciences were okay. I got a 92 in chemistry, an 82 in biology, and an 80 in A&P. I felt like the biology and A&P sections were kind of random and not what I studied in the HESI study guide, but I guess there is so much material they can choose to test you on that it's kind of hard to feel prepared for everything! I got a 98 on the math section and reading comprehesion, so I was happy with those scores.
Do you know if they count your highest HESI score or if they count only the most recent test? I guess I am on the fence because I would like to take it again, but I don't want to be penalized if I do worse on the second HESI and they only count the most recent....
Good luck on your test! I'm sure you will do great!Last edit by chellechelle1985 on Apr 23, '12
- 0Apr 23, '12 by Lucidityyou have to call your school and ask which score they will consider. my school counted the most recent, not the highest. i got an 88 my first time and a 98 my second, so i definitely think its worth the retake, especially because now you know what the test is like. be sure to check out your remediation, it will help.