Early Closing January 8th

Due to expected inclement weather, the testing center is closing at 1:00. This is consistent with all of Northern Virginia Community College Campuses.

We do apologize for the inconvenience.      

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Holiday 2017 Schedule


          Monday, Wednesday

             8:30  – 5:00 p.m.


          8:30- 4:00 p.m.


             8:30- 12:00 noon

                                       Closed: Dec 22, 2017 –  Jan 2, 2018

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Thanksgiving Break Schedule

November 20, 2017

8:30- 8:00 p.m.

November 21, 2017

8:30 – 8:00 p.m.

November 22, 2017

8:30-12:00 p.m.

November 23- 25th




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How to Survive Final Exams

Developing a positive mindset can act as motivational boosters and fight exam stress. There are ways you can encourage your brain to adopt this attitude to help you produce outstanding exam results:

1. Plan your Success Strategy

The final examinations are condensed into a few weeks. Once you start, it’s difficult to structure your preparation time. It’s crucial that you have a study schedule planned previously, bearing in mind the time you have available as well as the subjects you need to study.

2. Actively Review your Study Notes

Don’t just study the topics you have covered most recently. Finals exams include questions related to the entire subject and the exam questions will assess the overall ability of the student.

It’s important to master the foundation of the subject by covering introductory theory before advancing to deeper topics. Flashcards can help you understand key definitions and terms to build your base knowledge. Using these study aids will also allow you to quickly review your notes before the exams.

3. Reduce the Clutter

If you have to study previous topics again as well as cover new areas, you will start to wonder where you will get the time. The key is to reduce. Yes, you read that correctly, reduce. This does not mean that you should remove topics or paragraphs at random. You should find a way to reduce the volume of what you have to study without harming your level of knowledge.

The key is to use Mind Maps. The trick with mind mapping is to use keywords and logically relate them in a way that your brain is capable of filling in the gaps. Your brain should be capable of developing a paragraph with sense for every node or keyword outlined in the map. Create Mind Maps with the free GoConqr tool, it’s free!


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Early Closing 11/02

Hello NOVA Students,

Due to unexpected staffing issues, we will close tonight, 11/02, at 7:30pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30am.

Testing Center Staff

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World Teacher Day!


Thank a teacher.

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Closed, Monday, October 9th

 The Testing Center will be closed today for the ACE Conference.  We will reopen on Tuesday @ 8:30.

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Testing Center New Hours –21 August 2017

New Hours Effective August 21, 2017


Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m-8:00 p.m

Placement Test Cutoff will be 6:00pm, ELI Cutoff will be 7:00pm

Friday    8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m

Friday hours are unchanged

Saturday 8:30 a.m-3:30 p.m

Placement Test Cutoff will be 1:30pm, ELI Cutoff will be 2:30pm

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Campus Convocation – August 17

The Testing Center will open late on Thursday August, 17 due to the Alexandria Campus Convocation.


We will open at 12:00pm, NOON, on THURSDAY AUGUST, 17 rather than the usual 8:30am.


We will be open from 12pm-9pm that Thursday. Placement test cutoff is still 7pm, and ELI exam cutoff is still 8pm.

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Final Exams Online Students

Take advantage of late evening  hours.

Do not wait until August 5th to take your final. Avoid long lines.


Monday-Thursday    8:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday                         8:30-3:00 p.m.

Saturday                   8:30-3:30 p.m.

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