Testing Center Hours

  • Testing Center Hours

    Our hours of operation reflect the busy schedules of students. Tests must be completed before posted closing times.

     Days Summer Proctor Hours (May 28 to August 30, 2019) Fall/Winter/Spring Proctor Hours
     Monday - Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m
     Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
     Saturday  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

                                                  
    Testing Center checklist:

    • Check closing notices on the college calendar or home page.
    • When scheduling your test, consider events in the Great Hall. Noise can be distracting.
    • Use of computers or other special equipment require an appointment.
    • Photo ID is required for all testers.  
    • Call 410-386-8450 with questions.
  • Most first-time students are required to take placement tests in English and/or Math, unless they qualify for exemption (see below). Placement testing assesses your readiness for college-level courses. After testing, you will meet with an Admissions Counselor or advisor to review your placement results.

    PLACEMENT TESTING HOURS FOR NEW STUDENTS

    Placement testing is available on a walk-in basis during the following hours:   

    Monday – Thursday  10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    Friday  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
    Saturday   9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

    Placement Testing Checklist

    • Call the Admissions office at 410-386-8430 before you arrive to verify times. Walk-in placement testing hours are subject to change during holidays, heavy testing and exam times. There is no fee for your initial placement test. 
    • Complete your enrollment application at least 48 hours prior to testing.
    • Contact Disability Support Services at 410-386-8327 or 410-386-8329 for disability-related test accommodations prior to testing.
    • Homeschool students cannot place with GPA. 
    • Provide a photo ID (driver's license preferred) at the time of testing. 
    • Click here to prepare for Placement Testing.
    • Arrive 15 minutes prior to preferred test time and check in with Admissions. Allow 1 to 2 hours to complete the tests. They are untimed for everyone.

    Do I need to take a placement test?

    There are many ways to place directly into college-level courses without testing. Standardized test scores are only valid for placement for two years. Please review the exemptions below:

    If you meet any one of the below criteria you are eligible to take English 101 without testing. Eligibility for English 101 is the pre-requisite for most college-level classes.

    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480+ 
    • ACT English 21+
    • PARCC English 11 4+
    • AP Language score of 3
    • 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (high school juniors and seniors and graduates within the last 5 years)
    • GED Reasoning through Language Arts 165+ 

    If you meet any one of the below criteria, you are eligible to take entry-level general education Math classes (non-Calculus based): 

    • SAT Math 530+
    • ACT Math 21+ 
    • HS Accuplacer college-level Math 45+ or PARCC Algebra II 4+
    • AP Calculus AB or BC score of 3
    • AP Stat score of 3
    • 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (high school juniors and seniors and graduates within the last 5 years)
    • College-level Math from another college
    • GED Math Reasoning 165+ 

    If you meet any one of the below criteria, you are eligible to take Pre-Calculus Math:

    • SAT Math 570+
    • ACT Math 24+
    • HS Accuplacer college-level Math 55+ or PARCC Algebra II 4+
    • AP Calculus AB or BC score of 3
    • A qualifying pre-requisite math class from another College may place you (course/transcript evaluation required)  

    If you meet any of the following, you are eligible to take Calculus:

    • AP Calculus AB or BC score of 3

    If you meet any of the following, you are eligible to take Dual Enrollment at Carroll County Public Schools:

    • All SAT, ACT, AP, Accuplacer, and PARCC scores above
    • English 101: 2.5 unweighted grade point average for juniors and seniors
    • Math: 3.0 unweighted and a C or higher in Algebra II 

    If you qualify for exemption, bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts and/or test scores with you when you come in to register. Standardized test scores are only valid for placement for two years.


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