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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.  Students using Howard Community College's Test Center must:

  • Present a current school or government issued picture ID
  • Know their HCC student identification number
  • Place all personal items in lockers, including books, notes, pens, pencils, calculators, cellular telephones, electronic devices, purses, wallets, watches, and keys
  • Remove all hats and head coverings unless worn for religious or medical reasons. Regardless of the reason for headwear allowance, the tester's ears must be shown to a testing administrator in a private setting to ensure that no recording or listening devices are present
  • Remove all listening or recording devices from their person

Howard Community College utilizes the untimed ACCUPLACER test to provide students with useful information about their academic skills in math, English, and reading. 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 can not "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.