Placement Test Information
In accordance with federal and state privacy laws, test scores may not be provided by phone. Furthermore, they may not be provided to any individual other than the student without the student's written consent to do so.
Please note that if you obtained a “College Ready” score when taking the Diagnostic ACCUPLACER exam in your 11th grade year in High School, those scores may transfer to HCC – please see your HCC advisor to confirm eligibility.
Students using Howard Community College’s Test Center must:
Howard Community College utilizes an untimed ACCUPLACER test to provide students with useful information about their academic skills in math, sentence skills, and reading comprehension. Second attempt placement tests, depending on the exam may be either on the computer or paper and pencil. Please note, all second attempt math placement tests must be started before 6:00PM, Monday-Thursday and before 3:00PM on Friday to allow adequate time to complete the examination. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your course selection.
You cannot "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.