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Ability to Benefit Test

You must pass the Ability to Benefit Test if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are not currently enrolled in high school or home school.
  • You are over the state of Virginia's age of compulsory attendance (18 years old or older).
  • You have not earned a high school diploma, GED, more than six college-level credits or  recognized equivalent

You should take the Ability to Benefit Test at the same time that you take the Academic Placement Test.

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Retake policy

Retesting may be warranted if the examinee's performance was influenced by factors other than ability or a significant change has occurred in the examinee's knowledge and skills. Retesting may not occur on the same day and may not exceed three attempts in a 30-day period.

Testing Arrangements

Please contact the College's Testing Centers for appontments:

  • Middletown Campus: 540-868-7140
  • Fauquier Campus: 540-351-1515

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