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English Placement Tests
Math Placement Tests
English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Tests
Extended Learning Institute (ELI) Tests
Instructor Referred Makeup Tests

All exams are administered on a walk-in basis; however, please note that office hours vary by campus location. High school or other college partnership programs may arrange for on-site administration of the NOVA College Placement Test for prospective students who are involved in campus-related or high school outreach programs. Click here for Off-Site Testing information.

All tests require a current photo ID and a Student ID number. Acceptable forms of ID include driver's license, NOVACard, passport, personal ID from the DMV, military ID or green card. ELI exams require a test pass. Learn More

  • English, Math or ESL/Accuplacer Placement Tests must be started 2 hours prior to closing.

  • ELI and all other exams must be started 60 minutes prior to closing.

  • All exams are collected 15 minutes prior to closing times.

Hours may vary each month for holidays and special closings. Call or check the Testing Center website for up-to-date hours for the month.

Need to take a placement test or make up a course exam? Contact your campus Testing Center.

Bisdorf Building, Room 332
Telephone: 703.845.6035
Email: Alexandria Testing
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CA Building, Room 115
Telephone: 703.323.3833
Email: Annandale Testing
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Reynolds Building, Room 251
Telephone: 703.450.2508
Email: Donna Carlton
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Howsmon Hall, Room 112
Telephone: 703.257.6645
Email: Manassas Testing
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Room 344
Telephone: 703.822.6654
Email: Kathleen Odigé
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Room 436
Telephone: 703.878.5787
Email: WO Testing Center
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NOTE: Neither the Arlington Center nor the Reston Center administers Extended Learning Institute (ELI) exams but all other campuses do administer ELI exams.