Testing and Tutoring

Testing Center - Building 7 Room 313

Hours of Operation – BY ASSIGNED APPOINTMENT ONLY (No Walk Ins)

  • M – R 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm

The Honolulu Community College Testing Center is closed on weekends, all state and federal holidays, and school closures

Face masks will be mandatory for all in-person testing with social distancing. If you are sick or have signs of illness, you will be asked to leave and reschedule for another day.

Photo ID is required for testing

IMPORTANT: All students using the Honolulu Community College Testing Center's in-person testing services must show proof of a "You may report to campus" status with the current date of coming into the testing center for your scheduled test appointment via the LumiSight UH Daily Health Check App. Failure to produce proof via the LumiSight App on your scheduled test day appointment will result in an automatic cancellation of your test appointment for that day.

Due to COVID 19, Testing Center Services Modified:

In-person Academic Testing - BY ASSIGNED APPOINTMENT ONLY:

Honolulu Community College Testing Services limited to Honolulu Community College Based Courses, Disability Accommodated Testing for Honolulu Community College Based Courses, and/or Honolulu Community College based students only. There are no remote proctoring options being offered. Also, based on social distancing, limited seating and future COVID-19 issues, all reservations for test dates are not guaranteed and may not be available, and based on limited availability, seating and future COVID-19 issues, The Honolulu Community College Testing Center reserves the right to cancel and/or stop taking or offering reservations for test dates and/or test blocks.

All Honolulu Community College Instructors need to submit their course or accommodation testing request (s) to the Honolulu Community College Testing Center 10 business days or more prior to planned exam date to honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu. All test requests will be limited to a maximum time limit of 1 hour & 15 minutes during the semester and 3 hours for Final Exams ONLY. All Honolulu Community College Instructors that are interested in using our testing services are strongly encouraged to contact the testing center at honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu or call 808-845-9130 during posted operational hours for more details, protocols, procedures, and test request forms. Testing procedures have changed due to COVID-19.

**Important note to students: Before you try to reserve a test date and test block time, please check with your instructor that a test request has been submitted and received to the Honolulu Community College Testing Center. No student reservations will be confirmed until instructors' test requests are verified and confirmed.

Appointments by students will need to be made 7 to 10 business days in advance of planned test date and time block. No reservations can be made after 7 business days prior to intended test date and time block. No student appointments will be reserved until we have received and verified the test request form from the student's instructor. All appointments will be by daily timed testing blocks limited to no more than 1 hour & 15 minutes per block and limited by seating and social distancing. There will be a special schedule for Final Exams.

Testing time blocks for daily academic testing will be offered as follows:

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00am - 10:15am; 11:30am - 12:45pm; 2:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Fridays: 9:00am - 10:15am; 11:30am - 12:45pm

*Special testing time blocks for FINAL Exams will be offered as follows:

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Fridays: 9:00am - 12:00p

To schedule an academic test appointment for your class, please E-mail honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu with the following information:

  1. Your First Name:
  2. Your Last Name:
  3. Your Contact E-mail Address: (E-mail address that you will check and reply to)
  4. University of Hawaii (UH) I.D. Number (UH 8-digit i.d. number assigned when accepted to UH system, includes all UH system-based community colleges
  5. Your Instructor's Name: (First, Last)
  6. Your Instructor's Course & Course Number (i.e.: Math 140):
  7. Your planned test date & time block. (Please keep in mind that availability is based on limited seating on a first come, first serve appointment base only. If the date and time block you want to reserve are full, we will contact you to let you know)

To Check in for your in-person testing appointment please report to the Honolulu Community College Testing Center in Building 7, 3rd floor, Room 313) and wait until the testing center double doors are opened for check-in. The testing center will open its double doors for check-in 15 minutes prior to the start of each testing block time and will close its doors 5 minutes after the start of each testing block start time.

For questions, please contact Hanwell Kaakimaka or Varouny Sybounmy at honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9130.

HonCC Testing Services limited to assigned appointment individual Make Up and Disability Accommodated Testing for HonCC Based Classes and HonCC students only.

All HonCC Instructors need to submit their individual make-up or accommodation testing request 5 business days or more prior to planned exam date to honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu. All make-up test requests will be limited to a maximum time limit of 2 hours.

Appointments by students will need to be made at least 1 week in advance after we have received make-up or accommodations test request from your instructor. To schedule an appointment, contact (808) 845-9130 or E-mail honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

To Check in for your in-person testing appointment please use the intercom system direclty outside the door of the Testing Center in Building 7, 3rd floor.

Placement Testing - BY ASSIGNED APPOINTMENT ONLY

In-person Accuplacer Placement Testing is available for Honolulu Community College Home Campus students only: Mondays to Thursdays.

To Schedule a placement test, please contact the Honolulu Community College Testing Center by e-mail at honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

In the e-mail, please include the following information to begin the process of determining and setting up your placement test appointment/option:

  1. First Name
  2. Middle Initial (If applicable)
  3. Last Name
  4. E-mail Address (UH E-mail or other)
  5. University of Hawaii (UH) I.D. Number (UH 8-digit i.d. number assigned when accepted to UH system, includes all UH system-based community colleges
  6. Please answer the following question(s) below to help us determine which test you will be taking for your placement test (English as a Second Language or the Standard English Test).
  7. Question 6A) Were you born and raised in the United States: Yes or No

Question 6B) If you answered the question above with a "NO" answer, at what age did you come to the United States: (Please answer with your age in which you came to the United States and not the year in which you came to the United States.)

For questions, please contact Hanwell Kaakimaka or Varouny Sybounmy at honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9130.

Accuplacer Placement Re-Testing - BY ASSIGNED APPOINTMENT ONLY

If you are planning on re-taking the Accuplacer Placement Test and your Accuplacer Placement Test Scores are within the 2 year valid test range from the time you last took the Accuplacer Placement Test, there will be a $25.00 retest fee and you must contact a HonCC Academic Counselor for a referral at honcouns@hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9162 to get a Honolulu CC Placement Test Referral.

Upon receiving the referral from the HonCC Academic Counselor, the Testing Center will contact you by email to set up your test appointment.

Alternative Placement Measures

For alternative English and Math placement options please see https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/admissions-form-self-report.pdf. Completed forms are to be submitted to the HonCC Admissions office at www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/admissions. For additional information please see the admissions webpage at www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/admissions.

Early College Participants

For Early College High School Students taking HonCC Courses through the Department of Education, please contact your high school counselor or the Honolulu Community College Outreach Office at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/outreach

Tutoring Center:

We are open online from Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

The tutoring center is available virtually via Zoom (Meeting ID: 975 6527 2771). E-mail chmiller@hawaii.edu for appointment.

Also, you can connect to tutor.com through MyUH Services. Tutor.com is available 24/7 for most subjects

Questions? Call (808) 845-9454

Testing and Tutoring is responsible for delivering tutorial and testing services (UH Community College System placement testing, distance education testing, on-campus make-up testing, non-UH testing, etc.)

Testing Center

Placement

Honolulu CC uses a variety of ways to check student's skill levels in English and math to ensure students will be placed in the right level classes. In addition to the placement test, there may be alternative placement methods available. Please contact Academic Counseling office, Records Office, or the Testing Center for more information. Listed below are the different options students can select to determine appropriate English and math levels.

  1. Placement Option #1: Self report your placement scores. View/download the Self-Report Form [PDF]
  2. Placement Option #2: Submit SAT, ACT, SBAC, or HiSET scores
  3. Placement Option #3: Submit official high school transcript and/or meet with an Academic Counselor to evaluate your college transcripts.
  4. Placement Option #4: Take the Accuplacer Exam

Placement Testing Schedule

PLACEMENT TESTING HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Placement Testing Requirements

  • Students must bring a Honolulu CC Acceptance Letter and a photo ID or they will not be able to take the placement test.
  • Testers are monitored by security cameras at all times during testing. Cell phones, pagers and other inappropriate electronic devices are not allowed. No communication between testers is allowed in the testing room.
  • Personal hand held calculators and other devices are not allowed in the testing room. Neither are dictionaries or other reference materials. During the math test, students will be allowed to use the onscreen calculator only. Scratch paper is provided and collected at the end of the test.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room with testers, so students should not bring children with them to the testing site for safety reasons and out of courtesy to other testers.

Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities may request special testing accommodations by calling 845-9272. Advance notice of at least two workdays is respectfully requested.

Alternative Placement Test Measures

The University of Hawaii Community College System has adopted alternative placement measures in which students are able to use previous academic records and/or assessments to place into English and Math courses at UH System Community Colleges. If you are interested in examining this option, please print out and complete the Alternative Placement Measures form [PDF] and submit it in person to the Honolulu Community College Records Office in Bldg. 6, 1st Floor for review.

Retesting

A Honolulu CC Placement Test Referral Form permission slip from a Honolulu CC counselor is required to retest. Students who have placement tested may retake the University of Hawaii Community College System Placement Test with a $25.00 retest fee and next day wait period effective July 15, 2010. Students who want to retest must see a counselor first for a Honolulu CC Placement Test Referral Form slip and then complete payment of the $25.00 retest fee. Students must have a signed Honolulu CC Placement Test Referral Form from a Honolulu CC counselor and receipt of payment for the $25.00 retest fee when they come to the Honolulu CC Testing Center to retake the placement test. It is advisable for students intending to retest to review English and math and become familiar with test taking strategies and procedures before retaking the placement test. Review information is available below.

The retest fee of $25.00 is exempt if your placement test scores are more than 2 years old. The exempt $25.00 retest fee of placement test scores 2 years old or older ONLY applies to current University of Hawaii system students.

Sample Test Questions

Sample test questions are available at the College Board website. There are Accuplacer sample links listed below:

(Sign up for a username and password, and then click on Next Generation Practice Tests.)

Placement Brush-Up

Brush-up courses are available in math and English for students who wish to retake the Placement Test. These are non-credit courses designed to assist students in improving their math and English skills. Upon completion of 100% of the designated curriculum students are allowed to retake the placement math or English test for free. Applications are available at the Testing and Tutoring's location in Building 7, Room 313. The cost of each course is $50.

Contact: Charles Miller at chmiller@hawaii.edu or call 845-9232.

Tutoring Center

Testing and Tutoring offers tutoring in the following subjects: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Philosophy, History, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Physics, Chemistry, ICS, and other subjects. Tutoring is available in Building 7 Room 313.

Contact: Charles Miller at chmiller@hawaii.edu or call 845-9232.

Tutor.com

Studying that fits your schedule 24/7 online tutoring for UHCC students!

The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges offers free online, on-demand tutoring, through Tutor.com. Tutors are always available, even late at night when your instructor or TA may not be. Stuck on a problem? Want someone to review your paper? This tutoring service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device that connects to the internet.

When you sign in to Tutor.com you'll be able to:

  • Connect with over 3,000 qualified tutors 24/7
  • View replays and transcripts of previous sessions
  • Drop off an essay for review and feedback
  • Save your favorite tutors and set up tutoring appointments
  • Take free practice quizzes to assess your skills
  • Access tutoring help from your computer, mobile phone or tablet

Tutor.com is now the online tutoring service for UH Community College replacing Brainfuse.

For questions, please contact Tutor.com support or chmiller@hawaii.edu.

Who has access to Tutor.com?

Tutor.com online tutoring is available to University of Hawaiʻi students who are taking at least one community college course during the current semester.

Is there tutoring available for my classes?

Tutors are available to help you in a wide range of disciplines and courses, such as:

Math, English, History, Foreign Languages, Nursing and Healthcare, Physics, Biology, Science, Business, Computer Science, Social Sciences and more...

Writing help is available for all courses

How do I connect to an online tutor?

Sign in to myuh.hawaii.edu for access to Tutor.com.

On the "Connect with a tutor" page, select your discipline, course/subject, and fill out the question or concept you want help with in your tutoring session.

Please have your question for your tutor ready before you connect. Enter your question and any important notes in the pre-session survey - this will save you time while you are in your session.

Decide if you want a voice session. If you want to use voice in addition to chat, you may want to use a headset for your microphone and speakers or you can dial into a conference line with your tutor once you start your session.

You can attach a file or screenshot of something you would like help with by clicking "share a file" in the pre-session request form and in the online classroom.

After your session with a tutor, you can review it again at any time on your "sessions" page or save your tutor as a "favorite."

How do I drop off a paper?

Click on the "Submit an Essay" tab and fill out the form.

Upload the essay you want reviewed and your tutor will send you feedback within 12 hours.

You will be notified by email and with a notice on your account page when your paper is ready for pick-up. The paper will be returned to your sessions page under "My Account."