The cost is $45 and is non-refundable.

The A2 (Admission Assessment) test is required of ALL Associate Degree Nursing applicants.

  • To qualify for acceptance or readmission into the ADN program, applicants must score 75 or above (on the same test date) on the three required areas: Reading Comprehension, Math, and Grammar.
  • The test must be taken at Texarkana College.
  • You may take one re-test per academic year, provided there is a time lapse of at least 3 months between tests.
  • Test scores may not be “carried over” from one year to the next. If an applicant does not get admitted to the program in a given year he/she must retest for the next admission sequence.
Test Weeks Registration Deadline
October 14-18, 2013 Wednesday, October 7, 2013 by noon
November 18-22, 2013 Wednesday, November 11, 2013 by noon
February 10-14, 2014 Wednesday, February 3, 2014 by noon
March 17-21, 2014 Wednesday, March 3, 2014 by noon
May 19-23, 2014 Thursday, May 1 by 5 p.m.


Registeration starts in the Advising Office with an Academic Advisor. Once you have received your admission ticket then proceed to the Assessment and Testing Center to complete registration. The test fee is required at time of registration. The Center accepts check, credit card, money order or correct dollar amount in cash. The cost of the test is non-refundable and non-transferable to another test date.

***Register Early as space is limited.***

The test will cover the following material:

  • Reading Comprehension (47 items) – 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.
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge (50 items) – Contains vocabulary terms that are used commonly in both general English speaking and in the health care fields.
  • Grammar (50 items) – Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc.
  • Basic Math Skills (50 items) – Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc.
  • Biology (25 items) – Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc.
  • Chemistry (25 items) – Contains test items that cover matter, chemical equations and reactions, the periodic table, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, etc.
  • Anatomy & Physiology (25 items) – Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
  • Personality Profile (15 items) and Learning Style (14 items) – Classifies the student’s personality style and learning style.

During the week of the testing:

  • Report to the Center during one of the following times to take your test
    • Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Friday from 8:00 am -11:00 am
  • You must bring a valid picture ID (i.e., driver’s license, school yearbook, school ID or passport).
  • Do not bring a calculator. One will be built into the program.
  • You will have 4 ½ hours to work on the test. You are free to leave when you’re finished.
  • You need your Evolve username and password. The Evolve account is set up through the Center as part of your registration completion.

There is a study guide available for sale at the Texarkana College bookstore.