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.

Harford Community College uses the Next-Generation Accuplacer tests.
Effective for Winter/Spring 2020 registration, the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER college level score is 263.


Aug 26 - Dec 14, 2019

Closed Sept 2
Closing at 12pm Nov 27
Closed Nov 28 - Dec 1
No Accuplacer Dec 9- 14

Mon & Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tues & Wed 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2020

Closing at 4pm on December 18
Closing at 12 noon on December 19
Closed Dec 21 - Jan 1

December 16 Monday             
8:30am-7pm

December 17 Tuesday            
8:30am-7pm

December 18 Wednesday       
8:30am-4pm

December 19 Thursday
8:30am- 12 noon
ACCUPLACER testing will be available at Student Center 243 from 12pm-4:30pm
Please plan to allow 2 hours to complete ACCUPLACER prior to closing time

December 20 Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

Students entering HCC with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (within the preceding five (5) years) can register for college-level English and mathematics courses. Applicants will be required to submit official high school transcripts and complete the “Course Placement Exception” form. Students will still need to submit Accuplacer scores.

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