Placement Test Study Guide

Prep for the Test to do your Best!

About FCC Testing Center Services

Testing Center Location and Hours

Linganore Hall, L204

Phone: 301-846-2522 

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30 PM - 7 PM (by appointment only)

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

What should I know about ACCUPLACER placement tests?

Scores on the ACCUPLACER are good for 2 years from test date.  All students are eligible for a retest once in each subject. 

No time limit on ACCUPLACER tests, but it is recommended to plan for at least one hour of testing for each subject.   

Reading, Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics are multiple choice, adaptive, and a calculator is built into the exam.  Scratch paper and pencils are provided by the Testing Center.  To learn more about the content covered on the test, download a Study Plan to navigate the tabs on this guide.

Students should limit what personal belongings they plan to bring to the Testing Center and store these items in a locker after checking in. 

What do I need to take with me to the Testing Center?

Photo ID        


Acceptable forms of ID include original (no copies or alterations accepted): 

  • Driver’s license 

  • High School ID 

  • Military ID 

  • Middle School ID 

  • State or federal approved ID 

  • College ID 

  • Passport 

  • Tribal ID card 

  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. 

FCC ID Number  =  7-digit number on your Welcome Letter that follow the "W"

FCPS students may use their 8-digit school ID number and apply to the College later.

What Can't I Bring into the Test?

Lockers are provided for testers to securely store belongings.


  • Bags/Backpacks/Purses
  • Food &/or Drinks
  • Cellphones
  • Watches (including smart watches, fitbits, vivofits, etc.)
  • Wallets
  • Car Keys
  • Notes
  • Textbooks
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-FCC Pens/Pencils
  • Non-FCC Calculators
  • Gum/Candy

Children cannot be in the testing area.

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