For currently enrolled Howard Community College students the Test Center is available for makeup exams, online courses, and students requiring modified testing conditions. Students must request that the instructor send their academic exam to room RCF-359. Academic exams sent to the Test Center are available to students without an appointment during general office hours. The test center staff will enforce the exam deadline given by the instructor. Please confirm the deadline of the exam prior to your arrival. All exams must be returned at the posted closing time regardless of the time limit.
Students using Howard Community College’s Test Center must:
The Test Center at Howard Community College is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and is part of the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Proctoring services are available for individuals who need to have an exam from another school or organization proctored at Howard Community College. These services are available on the following days and times:
Monday- 9:30AM- 5:00PM
Wednesday- 1:00PM- 8:00PM
Thursday- 9:30AM- 8:00 PM
Appointments must be scheduled and we require at least 48 hours to process test information.
To request proctoring services, please click on the link below to fill out the online form:
Please note students utilizing proctoring services must adhere to Howard Community College Test Center policies and procedures.
Please visit our E-Learning Examinations page for more information.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 34 computer based examinations. CLEP helps students save time and money. There are 2,900 colleges and universities that grant credit for CLEP exams. In order to ensure credit for CLEP, please contact your institution’s admission and advising department prior to taking the exam for appropriate exam type and score. All individuals wishing to take a CLEP exam, must set up an account and pay for his/her exam at www.collegeboard.com before scheduling his/her exam with our Test Center. Likewise, prior to testing, an additional $30.00 proctoring fee must be paid to the cashier on the second floor of the RCF Building. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, money order, or check payable to Howard Community College. The exams are generally offered year-round, except during final exam weeks and peak periods of placement testing. All CLEP examinations are by appointment only. Please call 443-518-1280 for more details.
Please be advised that the Howard Community College Test Center has certain policies and procedures involving CLEP testing that must be followed, and that all CLEP tests may not be available for administration at Howard Community College. Please call the Test Center to make your CLEP test appointment and to ensure that your testing requests can be accommodated.
The DSST program provides the opportunity for people to earn college credit for what they have learned outside of the traditional classroom by computer based examinations. Accepted or administered at over 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide and approved by ACE (American Council on Education), the DSST program enables people to use their knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals. In order to ensure credit for DSST, please contact your institution’s admission and advisement department prior to taking the exam for appropriate exam type and score. An $80.00 fee charged by Prometric must be paid at the time of administration via a major credit card. Prior to testing, an additional $30.00 proctoring fee must be paid to the cashier on the second floor of the RCF Building. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, money order, or check payable to Howard Community College. The exams are generally offered year-round, except during final exam weeks and peak periods of placement testing. For a DSST appointment, please call 443-518-1280.
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