Testing and Tutoring

Testing Center

Hours of Operation

Assigned appointments required. No Walk Ins.

  • Monday - Thursday 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

In-person Academic Testing

Honolulu CC Testing Services are available by appointment only and limited to Honolulu CC-based courses, disability accommodated testing for Honolulu CC-based courses, and/or Honolulu Community College-based students only. There are no remote proctoring options being offered.

Honolulu CC Testing Center reserves the right to cancel and/or stop taking or offering reservations for test dates and/or test blocks based on limited availability, seating and future COVID-19 issues.

Information for Instructors

All Honolulu Community College Instructors need to submit their course or accommodation testing request(s) to the Honolulu CC 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 CC 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.

Information for 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 by the Honolulu CC 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

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 - 12:00pm

Schedule a Testing Appointment

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 ID number assigned when accepted to UH system, includes all UH 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 CC Testing Center (Building 7, 3rd floor, Room 313) 15 minutes or more prior to your scheduled appointment. Please remember that all test appointments are by scheduled test blocks. If you are late, your test appointment may have to be re-scheduled for another day.

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

Placement Testing

In-person Accuplacer Placement Testing is available by appointment only Monday through Thursday for Honolulu CC Home Campus students only.

Schedule a Placement Testing Appointment

To Schedule a placement test, please contact the Honolulu CC 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 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-Test

Accuplacer Placement Re-Test available 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 Honolulu CC Academic Counselor to get a Honolulu CC Accuplacer Placement Test Referral at honcouns@hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9162.

Once you have received a completed Honolulu CC Accuplacer Placement Test Referral from the Honolulu CC Academic Counselor and have completed payment of the $25.00 retest fee at the Honolulu CC Business Office, you must e-mail the Honolulu CC Testing Center at honccdet-l@lists.hawaii.edu with a copy of your completed Honolulu CC Accuplacer Placement Test Referral Form and a copy of your receipt of payment from the Honolulu CC Business Office for the $25.00 Accuplacer Retest Fee. At that point, the Honolulu CC Testing Center will contact you and schedule an in-person Accuplacer Test Appointment.

Accuplacer Placement Test Sample Test Question Links:

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.

Alternative Placement Measures

Submit a Self Report Form to the Honolulu CC Admissions Office for alternative English and Math placement options. For additional information please visit the Admissions Office website.

Early College Participants

For Early College High School Students taking Honolulu CC Courses through the Department of Education, please contact your high school counselor or the Honolulu CC Outreach Office.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center is open online from Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 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

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.