Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus

What is COMPASS?

The COMPASS placement test is a three-part computerized test that determines a student’s reading, writing and mathematics skills. 

When to come to the assessment center to take the COMPASS placement test:

If you are a new (first time to college) student you need to make an appointment to take the compass placement test.  Please click on this link to schedule your test.

If you are a current (in class this semester), returning (previously attended Jefferson) or transfer(coming from another college) student you do not need to make an appointment to take the compass placement test.  Please see testing dates/times for the Downtown Campus.

Where to come to take the COMPASS placement test:

Assessment Center
200 W. Broadway
Jefferson Educational Center, room 606

Assessment Center Staff

What to bring on testing day:

  • Student ID number (EMPLID-ID) and a photo ID are required to take the COMPASS assessment.
  • For the math section of the COMPASS you can use a calculator.  
  • If you don’t have a calculator there is one available to you on the computer.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Cell phones are not allowed to be turned on in the testing area for any reason. 

What to do if you have a disability and need special accommodations to take the COMPASS placement test:

Please call the Access*Ability Resource Center (ARC) at 502-213-2375 to set up an appointment.

How to contact us if you have questions:

If you have any additional questions please contact the assessment center via email: jf-assessment-center@kctcs.edu