START Placement Testing
AHC is a member of the National College Testing Association and adheres to NCTA Professional
Standards and Guidelines. Residents living within the district may arrange test proctoring for
distance learning courses taken through other colleges/universities.
Proctored exams for other colleges: You may email a requested date and time for your proctored exam to email@example.com or call (805) 922-6966, ext. 3364. Please include the name of the college you are
taking your course with and your phone number.
Proctoring Fee: The proctor fee is $35 per test, payable by check to AHC at the time of testing. If
you prefer to pay with cash or a credit/debit card, stop by the Cashier window downstairs
before coming to the Testing Center. If you are paying with a check, you may come
directly to the Testing Center. The Cashier window is never open on weekends.
Parking Directions: Students should use Entrance #1 on S. Bradley Rd. Have $2 ready to purchase a daily
parking permit from one of the yellow parking permit machines so you won’t get a ticket
on campus, then park in any white-striped stall. Enter the Student Services building
and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Exit to your left, then turn left again to
walk across the bridge to the Testing Center in A-404.
Parking Permit Machines - Locations
Go to http://www.hancockcollege.edu/public_affairs/locations.php
The letter “P” designates where the yellow parking permit machines are located.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Testing Center is to assist students to navigate the assessment
Department location: Student Services Bldg. A-404 (upstairs)
Department location: Student Services Bldg. A, Rm. 404 (upstairs)
Testing Lab - Student Services Bldg. A, Rm. 406
Office telephone: (805) 922-6966, ext. 3364
Fax number: (805) 922-0556
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday testing is offered occasionally.
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