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Test Center
Rouse Company Foundation Building (RCF) 359
Faculty VIP Testing Lounge- RCF 339

Test Center Academic Office

Summer Hours

Monday9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Test Center Policies for Faculty

  • No appointments are required.  Academic testing is offered on a walk-in basis during the scheduled hours of operation
  • Test Information Forms and the exact number of exams per student are required
  • Required testing materials are to be provided by Faculty (ex: scantrons, blue books, periodic tables, etc.)
  • Please turn in exams and Test Information Forms at least two days before the first date of administration to allow for time to process exams; same day delivery is highly discouraged
  • Under no circumstances may tests be sent via interoffice mail or students regardless of the type of test
  • Faculty name and return information must be typed or handwritten on every test submitted to the Test Center (ex. Fletcher, Jenna ST149)
  • Due to testing volume, testing an entire online course in one day is highly discouraged
  • All materials needed for testing will be provided by the Test Center (ex. calculator, scrap paper, pens/pencils)
  • If there are issues preventing the administration of exam, the Test Information Form and exam(s) will be returned to the division 24 hours after initial contact of the professor (See Test Information Form Policies below for more information)

 Test Information Form Policies and Recommendations

  • Please always check the gray areas of your Test Information Form before submitting to the Test Center
  • Faculty must provide contact information on the Test Information Form. Provide the best number to reach you if there are any questions related to your exam; if you prefer email, please provide your email information.
  • Must provide name(s) of student(s) testing on the Test Informaton Form.  Provide a roster for online courses. Do not leave the area blank or allow any student to take your exam
  • Check the dates of administration for any weekend dates
  • Tests submitted to the Test Center will be offered during the hours of operation- if you have specific time cut off requirements, please share with your student(s) or stop by the Test Center to pull your test off file
  • Four hours is the maximum time allowed for testing. If more time is needed, please contact the Test Center for administration suggestions
  • Your students may wait until the last minute to test.  Remember we open later on Tuesdays and close early on Fridays. Please encourage students to test earlier rather than later

  Accommodation Considerations

  • Students should contact Faculty at the beginning of the semester to discuss accommodations needed
  • Consider whether the student tests with the Test Center or with Individualized Proctoring Services (IPS)
    • Test Center- extended time, use of computer, walk-in basis
    • IPS- reader/writer, assistive technology, appointment only
  • When completing Test Information Form consider the requested accommodations and the relevance to the exam submitted
  • Please contact Disability Support Services at 443-518-1300 if you have questions related to accommodation requests

Faculty Services

  • Exam Processing and Administration
    • Make up exams (maximum 8 students)
    • Exams for all Online courses
    • Exams for students needing accommodations
    • Any other requests must be approved by the Director of Testing, Zakia Johnson
  • Email Submission for Test Information Form and Exam
    • For online exams requiring password only
    • For a paper-based exam for ONE student only- Test Center staff will only print out ONE copy of paper based exams sent via email request
    • Please email a completed Test Information Form, copy of the test, and roster if applicable to
  • Holds- Faculty wishing to pick up completed tests are welcome to request this service on the Test Information Form
  • After hours drop box- located outside of RCF 359, this is a secure way to drop off tests when the Test Center is closed
  • Notification of Unauthorized Time- if a student goes over the allotted time, Test Center Staff will inform Faculty by a notice attached to the exam
  • Academic Honesty Reports- Faculty will be contacted if Test Center staff observe any instance of academic dishonesty
  • VIP Testing Lounge (RCF 339)
    • Please visit us in the Faculty VIP Testing Lounge. A Test Center representative will be in this room to provide assistance including the following:
    • Pick up and Drop off services
    • Answers to questions
    • Access to any Academic forms needed
    • If the VIP Testing Lounge is closed, please refer to the sign on the door to help guide you to where testing services are available
  • Services NOT offered at the Test Center
    • Scanning and emailing completed exams
    • Mailing completed exams
    • Printing multiple copies of tests via email requests
    • Proctoring for more than 8 students for traditional courses
    • Please see your Division Representative for assistance if you require these services

Faculty Forms

Test Information Form

 E-Learning Test Requests

For more information about e-Learning test requests, please contact Jenna Fletcher at or visit our e-Learning website for Faculty.

As always, we are here to provide quality customer service to all students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders.  The Test Center aims to meet growing demands without compromising our customer service.

Contact Us!
Test Center
Howard Community College — RCF-359
Phone: 443-518-1280
Fax: 443-518-4257

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  • Test Center Announcments

    Due to construction, make sure to leave yourself enough time to find parking!  We want to make sure you have the full time to complete your test, so please plan on up to an hour to find parking and arrive at the Test Center.  Click here to learn about parking options and our Dragon Wagon Shuttle!

  • Summer hours begin on May 26, 2015.  Academic hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:30AM-7:00PM; Tuesdays 12:00PM-7:00PM and Fridays 9:30AM-3:00PM.  Placement hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00AM-6:00PM; Tuesdays 1:00PM-6:00PM and Fridays 9:00AM-3:00PM. All Math Retests must be started by 5:00PM

  • The Test Center will be open early (9:00am) on the following Tuesdays for Placement Testing:  May 19, May 26, June 9 & July 7.

  • Contact Us
  • Location: Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Building - Third Floor - Room 359 and Room 366
    Phone: 443-518-1280