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Spring Semester Updates - Tyler’s campuses remain closed to the public until further notice. The college is open, and it will continue to offer classes and services remotely through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Read more about this announcement.


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Testing Centers

Services may be impacted as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Get the latest updates

At the Tyler Testing Centers, you can sign up and take the following:

Feel free to contact us by emailing the Testing Center at or call:

  • Midlothian Testing Center: (804) 594-1555
  • Chester Testing Center: (804) 706-5234

Testing Center Procedures

Students will need to bring their student ID number with them to the Testing Center. ID numbers can be found by logging into SIS.
Current photo identification. Requirements for photo ID include:

  • John Tyler College ID with photo. Other college IDs are also acceptable.
  • U.S. DMV issued photo IDs.
  • U.S. Passports with photo and valid date.
  • Non-US students with a foreign passport must have documentation in English.
  • Military ID with photo.

For students taking the Virginia Placements Tests, you will first need to complete a John Tyler Community College Application.

Please note

  • Accuplacer tests must be started 3 hours prior to closing.
  • Virginia Placement Tests for English and Math must be started 2.5 hours prior to closing.
  • All academic exams must be started at least 1 hour prior to closing, unless special circumstances have been approved by the Testing Center.

We will make every attempt to have the test you need, when you need it. Allow yourself sufficient time for testing and enough time for us to serve you well.


Hours and Locations

Chester Campus

Trailer B1 & B2 (behind Moyar and Bird Halls)
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Midlothian Campus

T Building - Room T215
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Testing Center room restrictions

  • Only testers are allowed in the testing room.
  • Children are not permitted in the testing area; please make other arrangements before coming to test.
  • All belongings must be placed in an available locker or left in your car. Locker space is limited, so we suggest only bringing those items your need to take the test.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the testing center.
  • All outside garments (i.e. coats/jackets, hats, scarves) and weather apparel (sunglasses, gloves) must be removed and placed in the area designated by the proctor, however, provisions can be made for specific religious/cultural apparel.
  • You may not have any electronic or recording devices at your desk, in your pockets, (or anywhere you can reach them during testing, even if they are turned off or you do not use them.
  • It is strongly recommended that you lock all of your belongings in your vehicle prior to testing.
  • You may not leave the room during your test session. [Proctor must be notified, or test will be closed.]
  • Monitoring software will be used to view your desktop while you are taking a test.
  • A snapshot can be taken of your monitor screen for incident reporting.
  • On rare occasions, power outages, server outages, or weather problems can and do close us without warning when we least expect it. We recommend that you plan to take your tests well in advance before you need them.

During the final examination period, the Testing Services Department may announce an extension of testing hours. Watch this space for details.


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