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Academic and Proctoring Services


For Howard Community College students, the Test Center is available for makeup exams, hybrid courses and students requiring modified testing conditions. The Test Center also provides support for non-HCC students needing proctoring services for other colleges or universities. Regardless of whether you are an HCC student or a community member receiving proctoring, we ask you to follow the Test Center rules to ensure you receive accessible, secure and professional services.

All testing is by appointment only.

  • Academic Testing

    Students must request that the instructor send their academic exam to the Test Center, located in RCF, Room 359. Academic exams sent to the Test Center are available to students by appointment only.  Students will need to confirm the test date(s) and length of exam(s) in order to schedule exams on Registerblast.

    Fall Semester- Academic Hours of Operation

    Monday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Tuesday- 12:00PM to 8:00PM*

    Wednesday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Thursday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Friday- 9:30AM to 3:00PM*

    *No new students will be admitted 30 minutes prior to closing

    For testing, staff will enforce the exam deadline given by the instructor.  Please confirm the deadline of the exam with your professor prior to your arrival.  All exams must be turned in to Test Center Staff at the Test Center's posted closing time regardless of exam time limit. 


    Laurel Testing

    There are currently no proctoring services available at the Laurel Campus.  


  • eLearning Assessment (HCC students testing elsewhere)

    Most online courses are offering remote testing options.  Students are highly encouraged to contact their professor if they have questions or technical difficulties testing remotely.

    Visit our student services page for current information on how to access the services you need from home.

  • Proctoring Services

    The Test Center 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 college or university proctored at Howard Community College.

    Proctoring services will be available, by appointment, on Wednesdays and Fridays. During peak periods limited proctoring services will be provided. Due to the current pandemic we have made some changes to our proctoring service request procedure.

    Please complete the following steps to utilize our proctoring services:

    1. Send us an email at with your name, phone number and the name of your the institution.
      • Please expect to receive a response from a Test Center representative within 48 hours. 
      • If you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
    2. Contact your professor or institution and provide them the link to our required online form found in the email you have received from our Test Center staff.
      • Please note we require all testing materials 72 hours prior to your desired test date, so please contact your school at least one week prior to your test date to ensure all testing materials have been received and processed in time for your appointment
      • Have your college or university contact our Test Center at to provide your test information.
    3. When your testing materials have been received, a Test Center staff member will contact you with scheduling instructions and information about what to expect on your day of testing.  All scheduling is done through RegisterBlast. Appointment confirmation will be sent to your email address after scheduling.
    4. Pay a $30 proctoring fee, which is due at the time of testing. Contact the Howard Community College Cashier's Office at 443-518-1862 to pay over the phone. The Cashier's Office will be available to receive payments over the phone from Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 3pm.
    5. Follow Howard Community College's policies and procedures when on campus.
  • Test Center Rules

    When using the Test Center, Howard Community College students, community members, and other individuals must follow the Test Center rules:

    • Face coverings are required at the Test Center.
    • Present a current school or government-issued picture ID. School ID cards must have the current year or an expiration date. Government issued ID cards cannot be expired and must have a recent picture.
    • Provide the name of the instructor teaching the course. Provide the name of the course and section number. Know the title of the exam (example: Test #3).
    • Place all personal items in lockers, including books, notes, pens, pencils, calculators, cellular telephones, electronic devices, purses, lip balm, watches, wallets, and keys.
    • All pockets must be empty and cellular telephones must be powered OFF.
    • Please note that no food or beverages are allowed in the testing rooms.
    • Please note that once students begin testing, they are not permitted to leave the Test Center Suite without completing and submitting their exam.
    • Remove all listening or recording devices from your person. 
    • 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.
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