Spring has Sprung at the Alexandria Testing Center!
- A valid government-issued photo ID is required for all tests.
- No cell phones or smart watches are allowed in the testing labs.
- Testing PCs are only for taking your tests. You may not use them to send email, do quizzes, or check homework/grades.
- Note the cut-off times for starting tests. All tests are ended/collected 15 minutes prior to closing.
- We are closed the second Tuesday of each month for one hour for a staff meeting.
For the most up to date hours and information, follow us on: Twitter @AlexTestCtr or at our ATC Blog blogs.nvcc.edu/altesting
December 18th & 19th will be the busiest days at the Testing Center this semester. You’ll want to arrive early.
Due to limited space, we encourage you not to bring large purses and back packs.
On the day of your exam, bring completed Eli (online) exam pass and valid government issued photo ID to include passports, Student ID, or driver’s license
Follow us on Twitter: Twitter@AlexTestCtr
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday 9:00- 4:00 p.m. and
Saturday 8:30-4:30 p.m.
NOVA Alexandria Testing Center
For the most up to date information and other helpful tips,
follow us on Twitter @AlexTestCtr
- Effective Nov. 13th, you will be asked to leave cell phones and purses in your vehicles, lockers upstairs, or containers provided by the Testing Center.
- We also encourage you not to bring large bags or bulky coats to the Testing Center as we still haven’t received our lockers.
- The Testing Center becomes busier at the end of the semester. Even if you don’t see us with students, we may be processing their tests. Please be patient and we will call you up to the desk as soon as we can.
Try not to wait until the last day to test as this increases test anxiety. You want to get your test done so you can relax!
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For those of you who visit our website or blogs often, you know there have been a few changes. So continue to follow us on twitter, blogs and visit our website.
Testing Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/testing/index.html
Placement Test Info: https:// www.nvcc.edu/testing/placement.html
1. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.
2. I’m Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can, but only if you don’t lose points for wrong answers.
3. Multiple-Choice Questions
The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.
4. Neatness Counts
If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.
5. I’m Done!
Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.
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.
Welcome back students and faculty from the Testing Center. We hope you enjoyed your summer vacations. As with every semester, I want to ensure that you are aware of all that your Alexandria Testing Center has to offer.
Please visit our website for hours of operations:
Visit our blog to find strategies for studying, tips of the day, trivia and more:
Final exams have begun. Don’t wait until Saturday to come and take your test.
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Starting August 11-24, 2014
How many days are left in this year? _______
Today is June 26th, it is the ______ day of 2014.
The U.S began an airlift to what city in Germany sixty-six years ago today._________
How many colleges are there in the Commonwealth of Virginia? _____________
The future is one HUGE test.
More specific information and details
The Alexandria Testing Center will open at 12:00 noon due to electrical service repairs.
(updated as of 2:14 p.m. 9 Oct 15)