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Campus Testing Centers


NOVA campus testing centers are not administering exams at this time as COVID-19 protocols for health and safety are observed.

  • Refer to NOVA's homepage for up to date information on campus operations.
  • See NOVA COVID-19 updates for information and announcements about COVID-19 and its impact on our NOVA community.

Course testing: Please contact your individual class instructors for information about course testing.

Placement testing: Since English, math Virginia Placement Tests (VPT) and Accuplacer English placement tests are not designed to be given without a proctor, alternative criteria will be used to determine course placements.

Alternative criteria may include a combination of existing grades and measured competencies. Consult your NOVA academic counselor to determine if your unique measures qualify as alternatives to a placement test.

The testing information below regarding placement tests and other testing resources remains on our website for use when onsite testing resumes.

Testing Centers

NOVA testing centers are located on each campus. You can take placement tests at any campus location. If you are enrolled in NOVA Online courses, you may take your examinations at any NOVA testing center location. However, students enrolled in campus-based courses may take exams only on that campus. Be sure to check with your instructor for specific information regarding examinations in your course.

NOVA strives to ensure that all programs, services and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to access services or meet a faculty or staff member at the Loudoun Village due to disability, please contact the office, faculty or staff member to arrange an alternative meeting location or way to access services. If you continue to experience challenges please contact ada@nvcc.edu

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.