Test Center

The Harford Community College Test Center supports student success and achievement by creating a stress-free, positive, and secure testing environment for students, faculty and community members. We adhere to the professional standards and guidelines set by the National College Testing Association and bound by the privacy restrictions set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Using the Test Center

The Test Center is reopening partially beginning July 20th until around mid-September 2020. We primarily offer Onsite Accuplacer Testing. All test sessions will be by appointment ONLY. Testing services such as CLEP, division exams, and testing accommodations on-site are still currently on hold. If you need testing services other than Accuplacer, please contact us at testcent@harford.edu

The Test Center is open on a limited basis during these hours of operations:
Monday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 11am-7pm
Friday 9am-4pm

Make an Appointment for Testing

You must set your testing appointment using the Schedule for Onsite Accuplacer Testing. Please make sure that you type your HCC student ID number and HCC owlmail address correctly in your appointment.

While we offer limited testing services on-site, we are still continuously providing Remote/Online testing services. Please visit our Testing Availability page for more information on how to access or set-up a remote/online testing.

As Test Center reopens, we are following the guidelines outlined in the Harford Community College’s Report and Recommendations for Reopening Campus. Before coming to the Test Center, please ensure that you review and understand the Test Center guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the following protocols to ensure a safe testing environment for students and testing staff.

Complete the Health Screening Process

BEFORE you travel to campus on the day of your testing appointment , you must fill out an Online Health Screening Questionnaire. After you successfully complete the questionnaire, you may travel to campus and proceed to Maryland Hall. Go to the Daily Health Screening Station located near the entrance of Maryland Hall. You need the following:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Health Screening Confirmation Number
  • HCC ID Number

Please make sure that you write your health screening confirmation number and HCC ID number on a piece of paper. DO NOT bring your cellphone nor personal belongings such as bags and purses. One of the public safety officer will direct you to the Test Center after successfully completing the health screening process.

ID Requirements

You must show a photo ID before being given a test. Please see the Photo ID Requirements to determine the type of ID required.

What to Bring

The only items allowed and needed when you arrive at the Test Center are:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Piece of paper with your HCC ID number
  • One Writing Utensil
  • Face Covering/Mask

Prohibited Items

Cellphones, smart watches and other electronic devices, including those having the capability to record and capture pictures, are not allowed in the Test Center. Food and drinks are not permitted. In addition, purses, keys, books, backpacks and all other personal belongings must be left at home or in your vehicles. NO Lockers will be available.

Physical Distancing, Wearing Face Mask, and Sanitizing

You must wear face covering/mask at all times when you are in the campus and at the Test Center. You will be stopped from testing and will ask to leave the Test Center if you remove your face covering during testing. Follow the floor signs to maintain appropriate physical distance. Please use the wipes given to you to sanitize your testing station before and after use. Hand sanitizers are also available in the Test Center.

Sign In

Upon arrival at the Test Center, you must check in at the front desk. Each time you use the Center, you will be asked to sign a Statement of Understanding indicating that you understand the penalty for academic dishonesty in the Center. To maintain limited contact on surfaces, a staff will greet you and direct you to review and confirm your understanding on the test center protocols. Also, expect that the staff will ask you to show you valid photo ID and may request to show your face to verify your identity.

Scrap Paper

Scrap papers will be supplied to you and must be turned in—used or unused—at the completion of your test. You will be asked to place scrap papers in a shredder before you leave the Test Center.

Be Your Own Advocate

Know what test you are coming to take and make sure it is the one you receive.

Check Out Properly and Use Appropriate Building Entry/Exit Area

When you complete your test, please check-out at the front desk. You will be directed to leave the building using appropriate exit area.

Waiting Room

The small waiting room outside the Test Center is CLOSED. Only test-takers are allowed in the building and the Test Center. No companions allowed.

Restrooms

Restroom breaks are not allowed during testing unless you have an approved accommodations.

Accommodations

Harford Community College provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. To receive them, follow the guidelines below:

For Harford Students

  • Contact Disability and Student Intervention Services to obtain accommodation memos.
  • Discuss the accommodation memo with your instructor and coordinate with them the dates and exams you need to take.
  • If you have been approved for: reader, scribe, use of Kurzweil, or use of private testing room, you must contact the Test Center at 443-412-2352 for scheduling.

For Students from Another Institution

  • A letter from the Disability Services Office from your home institution must be sent to the Test Center within two weeks of the intended test date. The letter must indicate that you qualify to receive accommodations and must list the accommodations needed. The letter must be on letterhead and signed by a qualified representative from the Disability Services Office. The letter may be sent via fax (443-412-2397), email (testcent@harford.edu) or mail at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Maryland, 21015.
  • Contact the Test Center one week prior to your intended test date to confirm.

For Non-Harford Students with No Home Institution

  • Secure current documentation of disability from a qualified professional.
  • Contact Disability and Student Intervention Services at 443-412-2402 to submit the current documentation and schedule an appointment for orientation.
  • Allow two weeks to process the request and obtain an accommodation memo.
  • Once an accommodation memo is obtained, contact the Test Center to schedule an appointment for testing.

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