About the Testing Center

Mission Statement

Testing and Accessibility Services is a shared space for the following offices

  • Testing and Assessment Services
  • Office for students with Disabilities (OSD)
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

The Downtown Campus Testing and Accessibility Services is a shared space to inform students, faculty, staff and the community about testing and accessibility services. Our center strives to provide a secure and conducive environment to support an optimal testing experience during placement testing and course testing throughout a student's educational journey. We adhere to the Professional Standards and Guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and maintain active involvement in the Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA).

We are also committed to the fulfillment of equal educational opportunity, autonomy, and full inclusion for students with disabilities. We view disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity at the Downtown Campus. To that end, we work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students.

Accessibility Services

The Downtown Campus has a shared space for both Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and Student Accessibility Services (SAS). For more information on each area, click the links below.

Testing Services

Taking a Course Test

Course testing is determined by your professor. If your professor requires you to take your exam in the Testing and Accessibility Center, please review the important information below!

  • Only courses and students that reside at the Downtown Campus are eligible for testing services. Courses taught on other campuses must use one of the other Valencia testing centers for exam proctoring unless it is for a student that resides at the Downtown Campus.
  • You will be required to make an appointment for your test 24 hours in advance of your desired test date.
  • If you have an accommodation that requires a separate room, alternate test format, scribe or reader, you must make your appointment at least 5 days in advance to ensure the Testing and Accessibility Staff can prepare for your arrival appropriately.
  • On test day, you will need to present your Downtown Campus ID card or government issued photo ID that is valid (state ID/license or a federal ID: passport, permanent resident card, employment authorization card, tribal ID card, certificate of naturalization etc.).
  • You must review the Testing and Accessibility Rules prior to test day.
  • We ask that you arrive at least 15-minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment time. This will give you an opportunity to check-in and receive instructions prior to beginning your test. The amount of time you are asked to arrive at the center before your scheduled appointment time may differ depending on which test you are schedule to take. You will receive an appointment confirmation email with detailed information.
  • If you are more than 15-minutes late for your scheduled course exam, testing staff may have you reschedule. Your professor may have a stricter policy regarding late arrivals.
  • If you do not show up for your scheduled course exam, you will need to reschedule if your professor allows an additional attempt.

Placement Testing

PERT/ACCUPLACER ESL (LOEP)/AAF/UCF Math Placement Test (MPT)

  • Placement exams are available to Downtown Campus students only.
  • Learn more about PERT
  • Learn more about ACCUPLACER ESL (LOEP)
  • Learn more about AAF for Higher Level Math Placement
  • Learn more about MPT
  • For all placement exams, you will need to present government issued photo ID with signature on it that is valid. Acceptable forms of identification include:  state ID/license or a federal ID (passport, permanent resident card, employment authorization card, tribal ID card, certificate of naturalization etc.).
  • You must review the Testing and Accessibility Rules prior to test day.
  • You must make an appointment to take an assessment at the Testing and Accessibility Center

Downtown Campus Retake Procedures

  1. Obtain your scores and confirm retake eligibility with a Testing and Assessment staff member.
  2. If you are interested in re-taking the PERT or AAF:
    • Visit the Learning Support Center located in Dr. Phillips Academic Commons room 330 to attend a PERT math or AAF review session.
    • Visit the Writing Center webpage to schedule an appointment and indicate that you would like a PERT review session for reading or writing.
      • The Writing Center is located in Dr. Phillips Academic Commons room 320.
  3. Attend a Review Session at the Learning Support Center and ensure tutor signs Re-take Certificate.
  4. Make an appointment at the Downtown Campus Testing and Accessibility Center and pay the retake fee when you make your appointment.
  5. Return to the Testing and Accessibility Center with your certificate(s) and test.

Location & Hours

  • Building Union West, Room 210
  • 407-235-3825
  • Mon - Thur 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Appointments required for all testing

    Accessibility Services
    Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • DTCtestingCenter@valenciacollege.edu

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