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Test Center Guidelines

Be in the Know Before You Arrive

Harford Community College and staff at the Test Center want to make sure that everyone—new students, continuing students, and students from other institutions—has the best experience possible when testing at Harford. Before arriving, get plenty of rest, give yourself time to park and get settled, and review the items below. Once you get to the Test Center, know which test you're coming to take, make sure it's the one you receive, and have a positive attitude as you begin!

Know what to Bring and what not to bring

BRING THESE ITEMS TO THE TEST:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Piece of paper with your Harford Community College ID number on it
  • One writing utensil

NOTE: Scrap paper will be supplied to you. Upon completion of your test, you will be asked to show all scrap paper (used or unused) and then place it in a shredder before leaving the Test Center.

DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS TO THE TEST:

  • Cellphones, smart watches and other electronic devices
  • Electronics that have the capability to record and/or capture pictures
  • Food and drinks
  • Purses, keys, books, backpacks and all other personal belongings.*

*NOTE:  If needed, lockers are available for your use during testing.

Sign In Procedure
  • When you arrive at the Test Center, place all personal items not allowed in the testing room into a locker.
  • Check in at the front desk.
  • Show your valid photo ID.
  • Sign a Statement of Understanding indicating that you understand the penalty for academic dishonesty in the Center.
Restrooms

Restroom breaks are not allowed during testing unless you have an approved accommodations. We recommend you use the restrooms outside of the Test Center before you sign in.

Accommodations

Harford Community College provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Prior to coming to the Test Center, review all accommodation requirements and if needed, submit necessary documentation so we can have the proper services available to you.

FOR HARFORD STUDENTS

Contact Disability and Student Intervention Services at 443.412.2402 to obtain an accommodation memo. Discuss the memo with your instructor and coordinate with them the dates and exams you need to take. If you have been approved for a reader, scribe, use of Kurzweil, or use of private testing room, email the Test Center to schedule the space.

FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS

A letter from your home institution must be emailed to the Test Center. It must be on your college's letterhead, be signed by a qualified representative from the Disability Services Office, and indicate that you qualify to receive accommodations. It must also list the accommodations you are requesting.

Email the Test Center two weeks prior to your intended test date to confirm.

FOR 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 you have received the memo, email the Test Center to schedule testing.