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Testing Center - Alexandria

We provide a wide range of testing and proctoring services to students. In order to provide you with the best possible experience, be sure to come prepared and arrive early to allow yourself enough time to complete each test. 

government-issued, unexpired picture ID is required to take any exam in the Testing Center.

  • Examples: Driver's License, military ID, passport, personal identification card from DMV, NOVACard Photo ID or Permanent Resident Card. Pictures or photocopies of identification are not permitted.

You will not be allowed to take your cell phone, Apple watch, purse, or pouches into the testing lab area. We have limited locker space for your convenience, consider not bringing these items. You will be asked to remove outwear, i.e. coats and jackets and secure them in areas provided. Noncompliance of any policy will result in the student not be allowed to test.

Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
We provide proctoring services for students from other community colleges within the  Virginia Community College System (VCCS).  If you’re from a school other than Northern Virginia Community College and wish to have an exam proctored at the Alexandria Testing Center, please complete the online proctor request form.  Proctor exams are only administered Monday-Friday, no weekends and not during Final Exam Week.  Students that need to take NOVA Online exams do not need to complete a form but bring their exam pass and Photo I.D to any NOVA Testing Center.

Special hours may be posted for holidays, semester breaks and summer sessions. Check the Testing Center Hours, as they often change.

Testing Cut-Off Times

Students must be called upon and signed in by the cut-off time. Please arrive early to avoid long lines.

Test Test Must Begin

English or Math Placement Test

2 hours prior to closing
Placement/ACCUPLACER

2 hours prior to closing

*NOVAonline Test and Other Tests 1 hour prior to closing
SPA Placement  2 hours prior to closing

(All exams are collected or ended 15 minutes prior to closing.)

*Note: Many NOVAonline Tests take longer than 1 hour to complete. Please allow yourself enough time.

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