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Learn more about our plans, services, in-person hours and other resources.

Students taking a test in a classroom.

Welcome to Testing and Assessment Services at AACC. There are lots of reasons you may need to take a test: as part of the application process, as an assessment for a college class or as a final step in earning a professional certification. While we know testing can be stressful, we think of testing as an opportunity for you to take a step closer to achieving your goals.


Email our testing office at for information on how to take your placement tests. All Accuplacer Placement Testing requires a prep course in Canvas before registering for the placement. 

These hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date hours, be sure to check the Riverhawks Reunite page.

Arnold Testing:

Location:                           Student Union (SUN) 240, second floor
Phone:                               410-777-2375

Mondays and Thursdays:                                   8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays:                               8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

* Limited Saturdays in Arnold only for course-based exams and placement testing:

Feb. 19, March 12 and 19, April 2 and 23, and May 7 and 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.* 

  Arundel Mills Testing:

Location:            AMIL 112
Phone:               410-777-1915

Tuesdays:          Noon-8 p.m.
Wednesdays:     10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Glen Burnie Town Center:  

Location:            GBTC 208
Phone:               410-777-2906

Tuesdays:       8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
                         1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays:  10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
                         3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Types of Available Testing

Depending on your goals, there are several categories of tests you may need to take at AACC. The links below describe the types of tests we offer, including step-by-step instructions for scheduling, preparing for and taking each exam.

Placement Testing for New Students

Welcome to AACC! Starting with 2019 fall enrollment, student may be able to use their unweighted 11th grade high school GPA to place into classes. Our testing specialist will help you determine if it is still necessary for you to complete the placement test. If you do need to take a placement test, visit our testing site. You'll find helpful information about the placement test, including how to prepare for the test.

Although the physical doors at AACC are closed, we will continue to offer placement testing through online proctoring. 

Learn more about placement testing.

Course Testing

In certain situations students may need to complete their exam at one of our testing centers.  Please view this page to obtain our Testing Center requirements.  Also, students with accommodations will be able to view what services we provide and instructions on how to make accommodation appointments.

Learn more about testing for current AACC students.

Learn more about testing accommodations.

Distance Learning Testing

Students that are taking exams for an AACC course and are not located near one of our testing centers can request that another institution proctor their exam.

Learn more about Distance Learning testing.

Certification Exams and Additional Assessments

The AACC Testing Centers offer many professional certifications to students and community members. 

Learn more about certification exams and additional assessments.

Proctoring Services for Other Institutions

We provide proctoring services for students from many institutions located within the United States.

Learn more about our proctoring services.

Our Mission

The testing center serves as an arm of a comprehensive community college in order to provide test administration services to both traditional and non-traditional students of the college and residents of Anne Arundel County.

We meet this mission by:

  • Providing assessment testing for incoming students and interpreting test results and available resources to provide support services to enhance college success.
  • Supporting classroom instruction by providing make-up and distance learning testing.
  • Assisting students in acquiring financial resources to facilitate access and achieve their educational goals through the administration of Ability Benefit Tests.
  • Accommodating special needs students through testing accommodations.
  • Providing certification exams and credit by examination.
  • Adhering to National College Testing Association(NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.