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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.

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! Many of our incoming students need to take a placement test before registering for classes. Our site provides helpful information about the placement test, including how to prepare for the test. Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) students will be able to request placement scores be transferred to AACC.

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.


Testing Centers


SUN 240 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-2375
Fax: 410-777-4007


8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arundel Mills

Room 112 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-1915
Fax: 410-777-4009


11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Glen Burnie Town Center

Room 208 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-2906
Fax: 410-777-4008


9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Noon-1 p.m. break)

Noon-8 p.m. (4-5 p.m. break)


9 a.m.-1 p.m.