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Testing Centers

Services may be impacted as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Get the latest updates

Due to COVID-19, John Tyler Testing Centers are now operating on a limited basis and by appointment only. We are open to students and courses with specific needs and accommodations. The primary mode of testing will be given through Respondus. 

Please email us with any questions you may have at For specific questions from new students on options for course placement please contact the Advising Center.  

At the Tyler Testing Centers, you can sign up and take the following:

  • Placement Testing:
    • Placement testing has been suspended until further notice. Students who graduated from high school over five years ago should discuss their readiness for college English and math with an advisor. Please contact the Advising Center to discuss your options for correct placement without taking a placement test. For more information on the Virginia Placement Test procedures and waivers during this time, please go here.
  • TEAS Testing: For more information on TEAS, please contact the Nursing Department
    • All Prospective Nursing Students applying for Spring 2022

      Due to COVID-19: All TEAS testing will be offered virtually and proctored remotely. The application period for Spring 2022 is June 15 - August 1. You can schedule here

      ATI – the creator of TEAS Exam - is partnering with Proctorio to virtually proctor the TEAS Exam, allowing you to take it from nearly anywhere with a strong internet connection. 

      So how does it work? Proctorio is a remote proctoring platform that uses machine learning to proctor students from wherever they may be. The ATI TEAS Exam with Proctorio offers a variety of secure exam settings including video, audio, and screen recording designed to maintain the integrity of the assessment and ensure uncompromised exam results. For more information about the registration process and what you need to take the test, find more information here. 

    • For further assistance with ATI TEAS Remote Proctoring with Proctorio: Please view Proctorio Student Orientation Video.

      During this application period, students will be allowed only two attempts to obtain acceptable scores. Any students who have tested previously can still have 2 attempts as long as they do not exceed the “3 attempts in 3 years” requirement. Students are encouraged to use online resources for TEAS preparation through the JTCC Academic Resource Center and the JTCC library. More information about upcoming virtual TEAS workshops will be posted beginning in May. 

  • Beginning on August 10, we will resume administering CLEP exams. If you are interested in information on the CLEP, click here. CLEP tests are available to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 34 CLEP examinations. You can schedule your CLEP test at the link below. We ask that you schedule your appointment at least 72 hours ahead of your desired date and time.  

    CLEP and ITE Testout Schedule Registration Form »


ACCUPLACER ESL is an untimed, computerized test that helps the college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. It consists of five components: Sentence-Meaning, Language Use, Reading Skills, Listening, and WriterPlacer ESL. Students whose first language is not English and any student requesting ESL coursework should take the Accuplacer English test.

Getting started 

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor.  Appointments can be made by contacting the Advising Center by phone at 804-706-5224 (Chester), 804-594-1558 (Midlothian), or email:
  • Prepare for the Accuplacer ESL exam here: Accuplacer® ESL Sample Questions 
  • Contact the testing center to schedule a test appointment by email: Appointments can be scheduled no later than 2 pm.
  • You can schedule to take the Accuplacer remotely via Zoom or in-person by clicking here

Feel free to contact us by emailing the Testing Center at or call:

  • Midlothian Testing Center: (804) 594-1555
  • Chester Testing Center: (804) 706-5234

Testing Center Procedures

Test takers will be required to sign in when they enter the test center. Please do not enter the test center prior to ten-minutes before your scheduled appointment. Test takers will be required to do the following: 

Do not come to campus if you: 

  • Are ill
  • Have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (symptom list found at
  • Have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have recently traveled to an area with a high concentration of COVID-19

If any of the above applies to you, please utilize our liberal reschedule policy to reschedule your exam on 

Wear a face covering which covers the nose and mouth during the entirety of their time at the test center. 

Both medical face coverings and cloth face coverings are acceptable as long as they meet CDC mask-type recommendations. If a test taker is not wearing a face covering, a disposable face covering will be provided, and the test taker must immediately begin wearing it. 
Any test taker who refuses to wear a face-covering will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no show,” and will need to reschedule, unless he/she has received, in writing, an exception for wearing a face covering. 
The college may grant exceptions to individuals who have a health condition in which a face covering would pose a danger Requests for such an exception must be made, in writing, to the Dean of Students at prior to coming to campus. Additional documentation may be required for the review. The Dean of Students will provide, in writing, a final decision on the request.

  • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance. 
  • No guests are allowed to enter the center; only those who have an appointment to take an in-person test.   
  • During the check-in process, all JTCC test center employees will: 
  • Have access to face coverings, gloves, and sanitizing materials. All test center employees will be required to wear a face covering. 
  • Visually check the test taker’s ID without touching it (IDs with expiration dates from February 1, 2020, forward will be acceptable for testing). 
  • Require test-takers to sign-in on the roster sheet. If test takers do not bring a pen, give one to them. 
  • Open the locker and then leave the area so that the test taker can enter and place belongings in the locker. When the test taker is clear of the area, the center staff will reenter the area to secure the locker. The center staff will retain the key, and the locker area will remain under video surveillance while the center is open. 

Students will need to bring their student ID number with them to the Testing Center. ID numbers can be found by logging into SIS.
Current photo identification. Requirements for photo ID include:

  • John Tyler College ID with photo. Other college IDs are also acceptable.
  • U.S. DMV issued photo IDs.
  • U.S. Passports with photo and valid date.
  • Non-US students with a foreign passport must have documentation in English.
  • Military ID with photo.

For students taking the Virginia Placements Tests, you will first need to complete a John Tyler Community College Application.

Please note

  • Accuplacer tests must be started 3 hours prior to closing.
  • Virginia Placement Tests for English and Math must be started 2.5 hours prior to closing.
  • All academic exams must be started at least 1 hour prior to closing unless special circumstances have been approved by the Testing Center.

We will make every attempt to have the test you need when you need it. Allow yourself sufficient time for testing and enough time for us to serve you well.

Appointments for In-Person Testing

Appointments for in-person testing will be limited during the pandemic. We ask that only students who are having issues taking their tests remotely due to technology or connectivity issues as well as students who need to take specialty tests, specifically the CLEP, TEAS, or ITE 115 Test-Out, contact us for in-person testing. Safety practices, based on governmental mandates and recommendations from the CDC, will be followed throughout the testing process. These practices include, but are not limited to, observing social distancing (minimum of six feet between people) and wearing face masks.

Interested CLEP candidates, should register using CLEP and ITE Testout Schedule Registration Form

Please fill out the request form below at least 72 hours prior to your desired testing time and with all correct information as we will need to contact your professor to set up the exam. We will contact you within the next 48 hours with your approved testing time.

Note: If your entire class (i.e., EMS) is taking an exam and have been referred by the instructor, please schedule via Testing Services System

In-Person Testing Request Form »

Hours and Locations

Chester Campus

Moyar Hall - Room M135A
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Midlothian Campus

T Building - Room T215
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Testing Center room restrictions

  • Only testers are allowed in the testing room.
  • Children are not permitted in the testing area; please make other arrangements before coming to test.
  • All belongings must be placed in an available locker or left in your car. Locker space is limited, so we suggest only bringing those items your need to take the test.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the testing center.
  • All outside garments (i.e. coats/jackets, hats, scarves) and weather apparel (sunglasses, gloves) must be removed and placed in the area designated by the proctor, however, provisions can be made for specific religious/cultural apparel.
  • You may not have any electronic or recording devices at your desk, in your pockets, (or anywhere you can reach them during testing, even if they are turned off or you do not use them.
  • It is strongly recommended that you lock all of your belongings in your vehicle prior to testing.
  • You may not leave the room during your test session. [Proctor must be notified, or test will be closed.]
  • Monitoring software will be used to view your desktop while you are taking a test.
  • A snapshot can be taken of your monitor screen for incident reporting.
  • On rare occasions, power outages, server outages, or weather problems can and do close us without warning when we least expect it. We recommend that you plan to take your tests well in advance before you need them.

During the final examination period, the Testing Services Department may announce an extension of testing hours. Watch this space for details.


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