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Testing Accommodations

AACC's testing centers offer students many services and assistive technologies. Visit our Accommodations page to view available services and schedule an appointment.

Students who require ADA accommodations during testing must contact Disability Support Services. DSS will assist you with assessing your needs and filling out the appropriate paper work. 

Course Testing

If you miss a test, your instructor may ask you to make up the exam in one of AACC's testing centers.

Review your course syllabus or contact your instructor for their specific make-up policies. If your instructor allows you to take your exam in the testing center, we will follow your instructor's directions regarding the administration of your exam.

Distance Learning Testing

If you are enrolled in an online or hybrid course, exams may need to be given in an AACC testing center.

Note: Not all instructors send their exams to the testing center for administration. Students must read their syllabuses to determine the exam procedures for their course.

Distance Learning students not living near an AACC testing center who need to complete an exam may request permission from their instructor to complete their exam at an approved testing center.

Follow these steps:

  1. If your course requires proctored exams, contact your instructor immediately (at the beginning of the course) to let him/her know you need to make arrangements to take exams at an out of area proctoring site. (Note: Student's are responsible for any fees incurred by using a testing center other than an Anne Arundel Community College testing center.)
  2. Visit the National College Testing Association (NCTA) website to find an approved test center in your area.
  3. Once you have identified a site, fill out and submit the Proctored Test Request form.

Proctoring Services for Other Institutions

Testing and Assessment Services offers students from other institutions the ability to have their exams proctored. Review our Testing Schedule of Fees for information on potential costs.

Steps to take a test from another institution

  • Contact your instructor or distance learning office.
  • Have your instructor or distance learning office send the exam and/or online instructions to your designated testing location.

AACC Distance Learning Sites:


101 College Parkway, SUN 240
Arnold, MD 21012

Arundel Mills

7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Room 112
Hanover, MD 21076

  • Verify that the AACC testing center has received the exam before arriving.

Appointments are not required although they can ensure space is available for testing. Testing is administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to Anne Arundel Community College students if the testing center is at full capacity.

Exams for external institutions will not be accepted during finals. Visit AACC's Academic Calendar to verify dates designated for finals. 

On the day of the exam

  • Arrive with enough time to take the exam in the allotted time.
  • Provide picture ID and any other identification your institution requires.
  • Provide payment prior to the exam administration.

If special software is required, AACC’s Help Desk requires up to a one-month notice.

The Glen Burnie Town Center testing office does not administer exams for other institutions!  

The AACC cashier’s office is closed Saturdays throughout the summer. During this time, AACC's testing staff will be able to accept only a money order or personal check for OST exams. We will continue to accept other forms of payment at the cashier’s office Monday through Friday.