Academic Skills Assessment

Test Overview

Harford Community College uses the ACCUPLACER™  battery of tests.  This computer- adaptive test consists of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills (Writing), and Math modules. Depending on your experience with Algebra, you may be given either or both of the Math modules. The test, although untimed, usually takes about 2 hours to complete. 

The ACCUPLACER™ test requires no real computer skill to complete. All questions are answered by simply clicking the mouse on the correct answer. Hand held calculators are not allowed. Test takers can access an on screen calculator for certain math questions. Tests begin with sample questions designed to illustrate the types of test questions the examinee will see during the test. 

Harford Community College will launch the Next-Generation Accuplacer tests on November 1, 2018. After the launch, students taking and retaking the Accuplacer tests at HCC will receive the Next-Generation Accuplacer series of tests.


Aug 26 - Dec 14, 2019

Closed Sept 2
Closed Nov 28 - Dec 1
No Accuplacer Dec 9- 14

Mon & Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tues & Wed 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dec 16 - Jan 21, 2020

Closed Dec 21 - Jan 1

Hours posted when available

Students entering HCC with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (within the preceding five (5) years) can register for college-level English and mathematics courses. Applicants will be required to submit official high school transcripts and complete the “Course Placement Exception” form. Students will still need to submit Accuplacer scores.

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