Academic Skills Assessment

Test Overview

Harford Community College uses the ACCUPLACER™ battery of tests. This computer-adaptive test consists of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills (Writing), and Math modules. Depending on your experience with Algebra, you may be given either or both of the Math modules. The test, although untimed, usually takes about 2 hours to complete.

The ACCUPLACER™ test requires no real computer skill to complete. All questions are answered by simply clicking the mouse on the correct answer. Hand held calculators are not allowed. Test takers can access an on screen calculator for certain math questions. Tests begin with sample questions designed to illustrate the types of test questions the examinee will see during the test.

Note: Please plan to allow 2 hours to complete ASA prior to closing time.


HCC accepts high school GPA of 3.0 or higher to register students for college-level English and mathematics courses. Applicants will be required to submit official high school transcripts.The 3.0 GPA should be:

-unweighted
-within the preceding 5 years
-on a 4.0 scale
-junior year GPA is acceptable


How to find us on campus:

The Test Center is located in Maryland Hall between the Student Center and the Library. Parking is available in Lot L, Lot A, and Lot B.

Test Center Closings:

  • Closed through at least May 16
  • Closed May 25

College Closings:

  • March 16 - 22
  • Through at least May 16
  • May 25
  • July 3

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