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, reading, and writing are assessed. A student may need to take one, two, or all three of the assessments. Each individual assessment usually takes less than one hour. We encourage students to study and complete sample Accuplacer questions prior to testing.

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 of on the 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

Coronavirus Update

Cecil College is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 locally, regionally, and nationally. We are working with our local health department and county offices to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus. As of now, all classes and events on campus are taking place as scheduled.

The College is utilizing additional precautionary measures to maintain a healthful environment on all of our campuses. Our Facilities department has added additional cleaning protocols to their daily routine to help prevent the spread of germs, including the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic surfaces like door handles and light switches.

In addition, the College is routinely posting information regarding the prevention of germ transmission on all on-campus monitors, our student and employee newsletters, and our primary social media channels. We also have signage both on campus and on larger event promotions reminding the community that if someone isn’t feeling well or has recently traveled to any of the global, high-risk areas, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. The College continues to monitor updates from local, state and national public health officials and will update this message as necessary.