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Out of an abundance of caution regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, NOVA has shifted to providing remote services beginning March 18, 2020. NOVA Testing Centers are responding to emails and voicemails but not administering exams until further notice.

NOVA is working to develop solutions for alternate forms of assessment. Students should contact their instructors with questions about examinations that will be taking place before testing centers reopen. Students with documented accommodations may contact their DSS counselors with questions about testing.

Placement testing options are being evaluated at the state level for Virginia community colleges. When plans are in place, all advisors and faculty will be notified to help each of you with placement into classes. Thank you for your patience.

Please refer to NOVA’s COVID-19 webpage for the most recent information regarding campus operations.

The Manassas Testing Center strives to support the college’s mission and the campus’s goals and objectives by providing a wide range of testing and proctoring services. We serve students, faculty, staff and the community through the teamwork of a professional and service-oriented staff.

One of the first offices most students interact with at the Manassas Campus is the Testing Center, which handles placement tests. The results of placement tests determine the math, English and other classes a student is eligible to take.

The Testing Center is also the last office many students have contact with before leaving NOVA to pursue higher education or careers.  

Special hours may be posted for holidays, semester breaks and summer sessions. Check the Testing Center Hours, as they often change due to holidays, weather or other circumstances.


Always check the calendar before coming to the Testing Center. 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
NOVA Online, VCCS Proctored and On-Campus Make-Up Tests 1 Hour Prior to Closing

NOTE: Cutoff times for tests are strictly enforced by NOVA Testing Centers.