HESI Testing Accommodations
Please note that the HESI is a state assessment; therefore, the DSS office does not have the authority to modify any test sections of the HESI assessment or modify any grading aspects of the HESI. The student is responsible for providing necessary documentation as requested by the college. Submitted documentation will be reviewed to determine the appropriate accommodation(s), according to college’s policies and federal/state disability laws.
All HESI testing accommodation requests and required documentation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon receipt at the Disability Support Services (DSS) office. In some cases, the submitted documentation may not be sufficient to make a determination regarding the requested accommodation(s) or may not support the requested accommodation(s). Additional information or test results may be needed. All HESI testing accommodation requests must be made at least 4 weeks prior to anticipated HESI test date to allow DSS adequate time to review the request and arrange appropriate accommodations if approved. A new request form must be submitted every time an accommodation is being requested for the HESI. If the accommodation being requested is different from previous accommodation requests, additional documentation to substantiate the need for this different accommodation will be required.
To request HESI testing accommodations, the student must complete and submit this REQUEST FOR HESI TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS form. Student MUST specifically state which HESI test the student is requesting accommodations for (i.e. HESI for nursing, HESI for paramedics, etc.) or the form will NOT be accepted. Students are also responsible for submitting required documentation to the DSS office. Required documentation must contain all of the following information or the documentation will NOT be accepted by DSS:
A signed statement on an official letterhead by a qualified professional whose license/credentials are appropriate to diagnose the disability.
A diagnosis of the disability or disabilities for which testing accommodations are being requested and summary of tests (and test results) that were used to determine the diagnosis.
Recommended test accommodations determined by the evaluating professional that are specifically related to the disability and are reasonable within the context of the HESI and rationale for the test accommodation.