Mon – Thurs  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Sat 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Correspondence Testing

Contact us


Did you know the Alexandria Testing Center offers proctoring services for some 26 community colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System?  We have many students that take classes online or actually in the classroom environment from other schools.  Oftentimes these students aren’t able to travel to their host school for exams, this is  where we step in and assist.  Visit our webpage and review the guidelines for having an exam proctored at the Alexandria Testing Center.  We could save you time, gas and $$$!

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New Parking Information!!!



Need to take a test?  Here’s the parking info you need to know…

Avoid lines by buying a permit online and get a $10 discount! Student “B” permits can be purchased online for $80.

STUDENT PARKING ON CAMPUS IN “B” LOTS IS NOW FREE AFTER 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends at any time!

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AL CAMPUS 9/11 DAY of Remembrance and Service


Please join us tomorrow morning in observance of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

At 9:37 a.m., a moment of silence will be held and a peace pole will be dedicated.

Sponsored by SGA, the theme of “I will” will be voiced throughout the day.

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Still Time to Register for an Upcoming Session!

The 3rd- 12 Week Session for Extended Learning Institute classes start September 17th     Placement Test

and 2nd – 8 Week Session for Campus Classes  start on October 14th, so there is still time to take your Math and English Placement  test.

Visit the Testing webpage for requirements and procedures for the Placement test



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Closed: Relax this Labor Day Weekend



No Testing:

Saturday, Aug. 30

Monday, Sept. 1


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Temporary Closure Today, August 13th


      Closed from 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

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To support the college wide Extended Hours starting

August 11th, the Testing Center will be open as follow:


August 11-14th     8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

August 18-21st    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

August 16 & 23       9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


 Our Saturday hours will remain the same 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Visit our website for specific details regarding each test you wish to take.  All exams are collected 15 minutes prior to closing.




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Time 4 FUN ‘N THE SUN!

In 9 short days summer session will be over and you’ll be off to enjoy beaches, vacations, friends and family.  Our focus at the testing center is to ensure you have the best testing experience possible when you visit us.  To that end, please come prepared.  We URGE you not to wait until August 9th to visit a testing center.  As  December 24th is to Christmas; August 9th is to the summer session, the  busiest and most frustrating day in the Testing Center.

So our hats are off to your success. Plan ahead, study, test on the 7th or 8th of August.  There’s a beach awaits!!!




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Closed: 9am-11am

The Testing Center will be temporarily closed for a Department Meeting.


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Temporary Closure, July 15th

The testing will close from 3:00-4:00 for staff meeting on Tuesday, July 15th.

 Testing will resume promptly at 4:00 pm.




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First 6 Weeks Ending

Congratulations your First 6-weeks session is coming to an end.  Take this time to organize your notes, contact instructors to ensure you haven’t missed any assignments, and form your study groups.



On test taking day:

  • Multiple-choice: Don’t rush. On multiple-choice items, force yourself to read each possible choice carefully before selecting an answer. Remember, some choices appear correct at first glance but tum out to be wrong when you take a closer look. When in doubLguess! If the test does not penalize guessing, be sure that you write in a response for each test item, even if you don’t know the answer.
  • Skip difficult items until last. On timed tests, you should avoid getting bogged down on difficult items that can cause you to use up all of your time. Instead, when you find yourself stumped on a tough test item, skip it and go on to other problems. After you have finished all of the easiest test items, you can return to any skipped questions and try to answer them. 14. Use leftover time to check answers.
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Six New Policy Changes for Fall 2014


Are you aware that there are Six New Policy Changes for Fall 2014?


The Testing Center staff is here to assist you in meeting 1 of those requirements.  We administer the Virginia Math and English Placement Test daily.  Visit our testing website for times and guidelines before testing.  You may also want to take the practice test which has proven to be helpful.




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What’s New?

Attention Bullhorn Megaphone Sends Warning Message          We’ve increased our Saturday hours just for YOU!


8:30- 4:30 pm



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Intercession May 12-17th Hours

Hours of Operations


Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday – Saturday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


We will be closed May 24-26, 2014                                                                                                           Testing hours



Please visit the website for specific details before coming to the Testing Center.


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Finals’ Success Story

Have a current photo I.D

Bring your completed exam pass

Arrive early

Don’t wait until the last day




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Special Testing Hours


Plan ahead:

November 26th       9:00a.m-12:00p.m

Closed                        November 27-30th



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Fall Semester Ending Soon

Academic Advising Week for Spring 2015. November 3-7
NOVAConnect priority registration for current students begins. November 11
Open registration for all students begins. November 17
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 15. If you register December 16 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 16
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except the second 8-week session. December 30
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ELI and Faculty Make up Exam Requirements

What you need to know before coming to the Testing Center:


  • We are open Monday – Saturday
  • All exams require a valid (not expired) government issued I.D i.e. driver’s license, passport, or NOVA student I.D
  • Bring an exam pass if it is an online course
  • Know the faculty last name if is an in class course
  • Every exam has a cut off time (time in which you must start the exam by)
  • Visit the testing website for hours of operation and closures


Your Success is important to us at the Alexandria Testing Center!!

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We will celebrate your arrival!!!




Need to take a test?  We’re open 9am-9pm.

Come take a trip to the Testing Center on Columbus Day!


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ELI Exam Requirements


An ELI exam pass is required when taking test at all NOVA testing centers.


Log into your blackboard account.

Select the COURSE by title (right margin)

Look for the EXAM tab (left margin)

Click on which number of the exam you wish to take (midterm, 1, 2 etc)

Wait for the proctor to put in the password



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Temporary Closure Tomorrow



The Testing Center will close from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th for professional development.

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