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Campus Testing Centers

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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.


NOVA campus testing centers are physically available only to select students needing the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) starting Monday, June 21, 2021, and by appointment only.

All other testing services will continue to be offered remotely until July 30, 2021.


  • ESL Placement Assessment
  • Spanish Placement Test
  • SDV ABLE Exam
  • Faculty Referred Tests
  • VPT English and Math Placement Tests - only select student populations
  • For information pertaining to unique and specific campus based programs, such as Nursing, Automotive, etc., please contact the following campus testing center (info below):

On campus testing, limited to select students in certain populations who are required to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), will be available starting June 21, 2021 and by appointment only. These populations include military students using VA or TA benefits, or dual enrollment students without other placement measures.

Note: All other testing services will continue to be offered remotely until July 30, 2021.

Northern Virginia Community College
5000 Dawes Avenue
Bisdorf Building
Testing Center, Room 156
Alexandria, VA 22311



Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
CA Building, Room 115
Annandale, VA 22003-3796



21200 Campus Drive
LV1-112 at NE corner of Ankers Shop Circle and Logan Way
Sterling, VA 20164-8699

Access ramps are on Logan Way across from the Campus Police in the LD building.*




Reston - Pat Hall


1821 Michael Faraday Drive
Suite 422
Reston, VA 20190

*Appointment only testing.

*No NOVA Online testing.

Northern Virginia Community College
10950 Campus Drive
Howsmon Hall, Room 308
Manassas, VA 20109

Northern Virginia Community College
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Room 344
Springfield, VA 22150-1913



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TEAS Examination

Due to COVID-19 and the inability of students to access the testing sites, the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is being waived as a requirement for the 2020 admissions cycle in the Division of Health Sciences (excludes Dental Hygiene) and the Division of Nursing.

Northern Virginia Community College
Testing Center
2645 College Drive
WS Building, Room 436
Woodbridge, VA 22191



The National Testing Centers at both Fort Belvoir Army Base and Quantico Marine Base have been officially closed.  For alternative solutions to taking exams like DSST, CLEP or Pearson Vue, please see each respective vendor's website.

For any IT related questions or assistance please refer to: IT Help Desk - https://www.nvcc.edu/ithd/

For information regarding financial aid or benefit items, please refer to: Financial Aid - https://www.nvcc.edu/financialaid/

For information pertaining to online courses and examinations please refer to: NOVA Online (NOL) - https://online.nvcc.edu/ 

For any assistance with questions pertaining to enrollment related items, please refer to: Virtual Advising - https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/virtual/