The COMPASS Placement Test assesses students' skill level in the areas of reading comprehension, writing skills and mathematics. Results help determine appropriate placement for enrollment.
COMPASS results can also be used to remove high school deficiencies and to meet admission requirements.
COMPASS is not timed and it is administered on a computer. Students do not need any computer experience to take the tests. The scores are available immediately after testing is completed. A counselor/advisor will discuss the results and provide students with an interpretation of the scores. COMPASS is not a pass/fail examination; it is a tool used to determine present skill levels.
To get signed up to take the COMPASS placement test, visit an academic advisement office on any campus. Speak to the receptionist and ask for a placement test referral. Take that referral to the Assessment Center on that campus. There, they will set you up with a computer to take your test. You will get your results as soon as you finish the test. The Assessment Center works on a walk-in basis. Tests can be taken anytime we are open. The test is free and not timed.
If you have additional questions about the COMPASS test, please visit an advisor in person or contact our Online Advisor.
If you have questions about the Nelson-Denny (and you're NOT a prospective Nursing student), please call Northeast Campus Testing Center at 918.595.7534.
If you have questions about the Nelson-Denny (and you ARE a prospective Nursing student), please call the Metro Reading Lab 918.595.7212.
If you have questions about any other tests, please call Northeast Campus Testing Center 918.595.7534.
I have questions about ACT/GED testing and preparation.
For GED and ACT preparation, please call the Continuing Education office at 918.595.7200. For GED and ACT testing, please visit Testing Center Web page or call the Northeast Campus Testing Center 918.595.7534.