Test Center

The Harford Community College Test Center supports student success and achievement by creating a stress-free, positive, and secure testing environment for students, faculty and community members. We adhere to the professional standards and guidelines set by the National College Testing Association and bound by the privacy restrictions set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Using the Test Center

The Test Center is open to Harford students as well as those from other institutions needing to test in an accredited facility. Before using to the Test Center, please review the procedures and requirements below.

ID Requirements

You must show a photo ID before being given a test. Please see the Photo ID Requirements to determine the type of ID required.

Sign In

Upon arriving at the Test Center, you must sign in at the front desk. Each time you use the Center, you will be asked to sign a Statement of Understanding indicating that you understand the penalty for academic dishonesty in the Center.

What to Bring

Please bring an appropriate writing utensil.

Prohibited Items

Cell phones, smart watches and other electronic devices, including those having the capability to record and capture pictures, are not allowed in the Test Center. Food and drinks are not permitted. In addition, purses, keys, books and backpacks must be stowed in a storage locker located outside the testing rooms.

Scrap Paper

All scrap paper will be supplied to you and must be turned in—used or unused—at the completion of your test or quiz.

Be Your Own Advocate

Know what test you are coming to take and make sure it is the one you receive. Put your name on your test as soon as you receive it so you are certain to get credit for your work.

Waiting Room

There is a small waiting room outside the Test Center which is reserved for those waiting to test. Only those taking a test are allowed into the testing rooms. The Test Center staff are not responsible for children or adults who are accompanying you or require supervision. Leaving a child under 12 years of age unattended outside the Test Center is prohibited.

Restrooms

There are restrooms inside the building. Please use them before entering the test room as breaks are not allowed.

Accommodations

Harford Community College provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. To receive them, follow the guidelines below:

For Harford Students

  • Contact Disability and Student Intervention Services to obtain accommodation memos.
  • Discuss the accommodation memo with your instructor and coordinate with them the dates and exams you need to take.
  • If you have been approved for: reader, scribe, use of Kurzweil, or use of private testing room, you must contact the Test Center at 443-412-2352 for scheduling at least one day prior to your exam day.

For Students from Another Institution

  • A letter from the Disability Services Office from your home institution must be sent to the Test Center within two weeks of the intended test date. The letter must indicate that you qualify to receive accommodations and must list the accommodations needed. The letter must be on letterhead and signed by a qualified representative from the Disability Services Office. The letter may be sent via fax (443-412-2397), email (testcent@harford.edu) or mail at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Maryland, 21015.
  • Contact the Test Center one week prior to your intended test date to confirm.

For Non-Harford Students with No Home Institution

  • Secure current documentation of disability from a qualified professional.
  • Contact Disability and Student Intervention Services at 443-412-2402 to submit the current documentation and schedule an appointment for orientation.
  • Allow two weeks to process the request and obtain an accommodation memo.
  • Once an accommodation memo is obtained, contact the Test Center to schedule an appointment for testing.

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