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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.


  • Faculty Referred Tests
    • NOVA instructors may request in-person or remote Zoom proctoring of Faculty Referred Tests for those students who have missed an exam in class, students who have a NOVA Memorandum of Accommodations (MOA), or NOVA Online students (instructor permission required).
    • Faculty should submit a proctoring request using this online form (NVCC credentials required).
      • If you are not able to access the form, you may need to reset or unlock your NVCC account. Instructions can be found here: Password Reset
      • Allow 2-3 business days to process requests. Midterms and Finals require more advanced notice of at least 3 business days.
  • ESL Placement Assessment
  • World Language Placement: Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, German, and Japanese 
  • SDV ABLE Exam
  • 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):
  • BIO 141 Placement Test

    Starting in Fall 2022, there will be changes to BIO 141, Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Students must now show mastery in chemistry, cell and inheritance before enrolling in BIO 141. This new pre-requisite requirement can be met through one of three ways:

    Option 1: Complete BIO 101, General Biology I, with a grade of a C of higher. This option is recommended for most students since BIO 101 is a transferrable course and can be used to meet the science with lab requirement.

    Option 2: Complete NAS 2, Foundations of Life Sciences, with a passing grade. This course should only be taken by students who do not plan to transfer to a 4-year institution or do not need BIO 101 as a course requirement.

    Option 3: Take a placement exam. This option allows students to take a placement exam that will be given at a NOVA testing center. A grade of a 75% or higher will be required. Students may only take this exam a max of twice per semester. Students who already had biology and chemistry may use this option to place into the BIO 141 course. Students may utilize an online, self-paced CANVAS course to review material before taking the placement exam.

    More information can be found here: Changes to Bio 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology

NOVA Testing Hours

Monday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday Closed


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



STUDENTS: Appointment and walk-in testing is available at our campus. Making an appointment is preferred!

Click below to schedule your tests:

Alexandria Testing Appointments

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



STUDENTS: Appointment and walk-in testing is available at our campus. Making an appointment is preferred!

Click below to schedule your tests:

Annandale Testing Appointments

21200 Campus Drive, Reynolds Building, LR 119

Loudoun Testing Center

Exams are administered by appointment based on availability. Please click below to schedule your tests:

Click below to schedule your tests:

LO Testing Appointments


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



STUDENTS: Appointment and walk-in testing is available at our campus. Making an appointment is preferred!

Click below to schedule your tests:

MA Testing Appointments

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

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.

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  • For information pertaining to online courses and examinations, please refer to NOVA Online (NOL).
  • For any assistance with questions pertaining to enrollment-related items, please refer to Virtual Advising.