All posts by egilliam

Daily Test Taking Strategies

Tip of the Day:


Be Prepared!

Start by gathering all your notes, quizzes and other material related to the class.  Set aside time daily to review and memorize material.  Once you’ve dedicated time and effort to the task at hand, you can approach the exam with extreme confidence.  Preparation is a key component to test taking.

December 2014 Schedule

There’s a crispness in the air, a hustle and bustle in the hallways and in 17 short days until our Fall Break.  The staff at the testing center wants  ensure all students and faculty have the best possible break possible and that starts with ensuring that you our special holiday hours are posted:

  December 20th:   9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December 21 – January 1st 2014:  CLOSED


Thanking our Veterans!

photo (3)  As veterans we stand with a proud tradition of service to our country. We realize first-hand the sacrifices that are made on our behalf and others. We are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve in the United States Army.  Our veterans deserve our gratitude and support whenever and wherever possible.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to military families, although they are not on the battlefield with their love ones, they also serve and sacrifice.

Don’t wait until Veteran’s Day to thank one!


Faculty Make-up During Finals

 Finals for the Fall begin December 1oth.

As a reminder we do not proctor faculty make up exams during this period.  An exception to this policy is for students that have a current Memorandum of Accommodations on file. 

The Reading and Writing Labs are also closed during finals as well to accommodate our over flow needs.

You may contact Candice Bowman @ (703) 845-6052 if you have a specific concern regarding these policies.

Accuplacer Exams Now Offer on Saturdays

Starting October 7th, we will start offering Accuplacer test on Saturdays. In order to provide sufficient time to complete your exam and have your scores entered into your records, we have established the following testing time 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • ACCUPLACER is the primary tool for placement testing for ESL.
  • This test (called ACCUPLACERTM LOEP {Levels of English Proficiency} test) is a computer test. It is divided into three sections: Reading Skills, Sentence Meaning and Language Usage.
  • Test: Part 1: Multiple-choice test (60 questions) untimed.
  • Test: Part 2: If your computer test score is 300+, you will also write a one-page essay. Time limit: 1 hour.
  • You will have a choice of two essay topics.
  • Faculty will evaluate your essay within two-five working days year.

Please don’t forget to visit our testing website for hours of operations: