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Register for Placement Test

ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets instructors:

  • Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in:
    •  Reading
    •  Writing Skills
    •  Writing Essay
    •  Math
    •  English as a Second Language
  • Place students in appropriate courses
  • Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success

To schedule a time to take the COMPASS test, or for more information, please contact:

Register for your placement exam.   

  • It is best to take the placement test on the campus you plan to attend.

Current, returning and new transfer students:

  • Visit the Assessment Center web page and click on the campus you plan to attend to view other assessment times.
  • Transfer students must bring unofficial copies of their transcripts.

Scheduling FAQ:

  • I think I’ve scheduled my placement test, but I’m not sure. How can I confirm? 
    • You should have received an email that included a ticket to the test. 
    • If you did, you have been scheduled. 
    • You can also visit the registration site – up until the day of your test – to confirm your reservation.
  • I can’t attend the first testing date I chose. Can I reschedule?  
  • I didn’t get a ticket. What happened? 
    • First, check your junk mail box in your e-mail.
    • If you still have not received a ticket, visit the registration site to print another ticket. 
  • I lost my placement test reservation ticket. Can I print another one? 
  • I can’t attend any of these dates. What should I do? 
    • More dates are will be added through the end of July.
    • If we are approaching the start of a semester, please go the reservation site and email the contact for the campus where you plan to attend classes.
  • Will other institutions accept Jefferson's COMPASS scores? 
    • If you can take our COMPASS test and the other institution will accept our COMPASS scores, you will need to view the walk-in hours and then let us know what date and time you would like to come in and test. 
    • We can then put you on the schedule. 
    • There will be a $25 testing fee since you are testing for another institution. 
  • Will Jefferson accept other institutions COMPASS scores? 
    • If you need to take the other institutions specific COMPASS test remotely you will need to contact their testing center and they will register you for a remote test. 
    • You can then contact us when you have received registration information and we can schedule a time for you to test. 
    • There will be a $25 testing fee since it is for another institution. 

Important Information:

  • In order to schedule a seat for the placement test, you must have applied for admission to the college.
  • If you have not completed an admission application, please go to the Jefferson Admissions page and fill out an application.