START Test Dates


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A reservation is not required.  Walk-in any time after the doors open, but be here before they close at the end time listed.  If you need to take both the English and math tests we recommend that you allow at least 2 hours.

PREPARE for the START Test! Watch a 5-minute video by clicking on the picture of the Testing Center on the top right of your screen.

Students taking the test for a college other than AHC will be charged a proctoring fee and will need to bring a check for $35 payable to AHC at the time of testing.  The test is free only for AHC students.


Students should use Entrance #1 on Bradley Rd. and park in Student Parking Lot #4. Enter the new Student Services bldg. 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 A2-406.

Bldg. A2, Rm. 406 Computer Lab - Bring any picture ID & your AHC Student ID #

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Mon-Wed December 2-4 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Thursday December 5 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Friday December 6 8:15 am 12:00 pm
Monday December 9 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Tuesday December 10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Wed-Thurs December 11-12 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Friday December 13 8:15 am 2:30 pm
Mon-Wed December 16-18 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Thursday December 19 8:15 am 1:00 pm


New testing dates will be posted before January 1st


Bldg. 2, Rm. 118 (2-118) - Bring any picture ID & your AHC Student ID #

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Monday December 2 4:30 pm 7:00pm
Friday December 6 4:30 pm 6:30 pm
Saturday December 7 8:30 am 11:30 am
Monday December 9 4:30 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday December 12 4:30 pm 7:00 pm
Tuesday December 17 4:30 pm 6:30 pm
Thursday December 19 4:30 pm 6:30 pm


New testing dates will be posted before January 1st.


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