TEST CENTERS

Harford Community College's main Test Center is located on campus in Maryland Hall. It is used primarily by prospective and current students for placement, prior learning, or class assessment. It is also be used by students from other colleges who need testing accommodations. Online and remote testing are offered for tests such as Accuplacer, CLEP, Division Exams, DSST, and TEAS.

For those looking for GED® and industry credential exams, the Pearson Vue Test Center is located in Edgewood Hall and is operated independent of the main Test Center.

 

Placement Testing

Placement tests are used to evaluate new students' course placement based on Reading, Writing, and Math. The tests are available on campus at the Test Center as well as in a remote, online format.

 

Tests and How to Sign Up

The College uses the ACCUPLACER tests to evaluate new students’ course placement based on Reading, Writing, and Math. The tests are available on campus at the Test Center as well as in a remote, online format.

Take the Accuplacer Remotely THROUGH MS TEAMS

  • Fill out the Online Accuplacer Form
  • Receive a phone call from the Test Center (based on your availability indicated on the form above) to set an appointment time and date.
  • Have access to MS Teams desktop app, computer with audio and video capability, and internet.

 

Take the Accuplacer Remotely THROUGH BLACKBOARD

  • Blackboard placement tests require no appointment and can be taken online.

 

Take the Accuplacer On Campus

 

This test is made up of two sections two sections, Writing and Reading, and scores are available within 2-3 days after testing.

To test on Blackboard you will need:

  • A laptop or desktop computer with reliable internet access Google Chrome browser
  • Access to Blackboard with your OwlMail/OwlNet login
 
NOTE: Blackboard testing can only be taken ONCE, so if you don’t get your preferred scores, you must still take the Accuplacer.

For this test you must complete two levels. All students begin on Level 2. If you score 60 or higher, you will then complete Level 3. If you score less than 60 you will then complete Level 1. Test scores are available upon completion of the test.

To test on Blackboard you will need:

  • A laptop or desktop computer with reliable internet access
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Access to Blackboard with your OwlMail/OwlNet login 

 

NOTE: Blackboard testing can only be taken ONCE, so if you don’t get your preferred scores, you must still take the Accuplacer.

This test is for students who have Pre-Calculus or above and need placement for MATH 109, MATH 203, and MATH 212. For more information, contact sking@harford.edu.

This test is for students who need to test out of BIO 119. Those who score 70% on this exam (after a maximum of two attempts) are eligible to register for BIO 203: Anatomy and Physiology. It is a 100-question multiple choice, CLOSED note exam. You may use a periodic table, conversion chart, and a calculator. A textbook or resources not listed are NOT ALLOWED.

To prepare for the test, use any basic chemistry or biology text. Audio CDs from CHEM 10 (Prep Chem) are available in the library. Refer to the biochemistry practice exam and the answers to the practice test to give you an idea how much biochemistry you will need. To request a course outline, email testcenter@harford.edu

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic skills in the academic content areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and Language usage. Successful completion of the test is a requirement for admission to the Harford Community College Nursing Program. [link to 1.9.2]

Prior Learning Assessment is a means of obtaining college credits for knowledge gained on the job or through individual study. Harford students can earn up to 45 credits by examination and are encouraged meet with an academic advisor to determine how prior learning assessments may fit into their program of study.

Create an account and/or login to http://clep.collegeboard.org.

Register for an exam and receive a registration ticket.

Submit a CLEP Appointment Request.

Bring the following items to the test:

  • valid government issued photo ID
  • CLEP registration ticket

 

If taking a CLEP exam for College Composition, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, American Literature, or English Literature, determine if your college requires the optional essay. If so, you will pay an additional $10 fee after completing and passing the objective portion of the test. The essay portion will then be ordered and you will complete it at a later date.

Review the Test Center Guidelines prior to coming to campus.

Harford Community College faculty create division examinations for specific courses. The exams are available for a fee, although most require prior approval.

Complete the Application for Credit by Division Exam.

Email testcent@harford.edu to set up a testing appointment.

This test is unavailable in our Test Center during COVID-19 pandemic.

PLACEMENT TEST EXEMPTIONS

Students with qualifying scores on SAT, ACT, PARCC, Accuplacer, GED, AP or IB tests OR  have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) may be considered College and Career Ready, and are therefore exempt from placement testing. Qualifying scores must be sent to Admissions to be reviewed. Consult an admissions specialist if you have questions.

 

 

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.