Testing Center

The Testing Center administers skills assessments and certifications through Pearson VUE. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is necessary. You must present a valid I.D. and know your social security number. Supplies such as a calculator, pencil, and scratch paper are provided as needed.

Skills Assessment

All students entering Cecil College are evaluated for placement purposes. Skills assessments are used to determine at what level a student begins their academic coursework. Mathematics and writing are assessed—a student may need to take one, or both, of the assessments. Each individual assessment usually takes approximately an hour. We recommend that students read all instructions carefully prior to taking their assessments. Both assessments can be completed online. We encourage students to study and complete the sample questions for math prior to taking the math assessment and review the English Placement Essay Writing Tips prior to taking the writing assessment.

Skills Assessment Waivers

Students may qualify for a skills assessment exemption. Exemptions may be granted when:

  • a student has earned an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited institution;
  • a student has a qualifying score on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT in the academic discipline; or
  • a student has successfully completed parallel coursework at another accredited institution of higher education.

Starting your coursework at college level advances your pathway through Cecil College. Focus on the importance of the skills assessments and prepare to do your best.

Location & Hours

The Testing Center is located on the North East Campus in the Engineering and Math Building (Building G), Room 310, and is open during the following hours:

Days Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Website Privacy Policy

Cecil College maintains this website to inform you of the many offerings and activities pertinent to the institution. We appreciate the trust you place in Cecil College, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy statement, dated October 2006, describes the information we collect and how we use it. When using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the statement.

Privacy Statement

For each visitor to our web site, the web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. No marketing databases are created as a result of your visit, nor are there any commercial uses made of any such data.

Cecil College does collect the following information:

  1. the domain name of visitors to our web page.
  2. aggregate information on what pages visitors access.
  3. certain technical information, such as the browser version and operating system.
  4. broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  5. the e-mail addresses of those who voluntarily communicate with us via e-mail.
  6. information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information collected is used:

  1. to improve the content of our web site.
  2. to analyze usage trends.
  3. to notify visitors about updates to our web site.
  4. by us to contact visitors for marketing purposes.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you supply us with your telephone number on-line, you may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you contact us voluntarily via email, you may receive email messages from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

The Cecil College web site may contain links and information from other institutions and/or organizations. Cecil is not responsible for the privacy practices of these institutions and/or organizations, access is at your own risk. Cecil College will not sell, rent, or lease your e-mail address to others. Cecil does not set any cookies.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, you may contact us by mail at the following address:

Communications Office
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901

You may send e-mail to the Communications Office at communicationsoffice@cecil.edu. You may call us at (410) 287-1000.

If you do not wish to receive emails, mailings or phone calls from Cecil College please request removal from our lists through the contact information listed above. If you wish to update your contact information, please inform us at the above.