Placement Testing & Assessment | JCTC

Placement Testing & Assessment

Placement Testing is a college placement exam that lets teachers:

  • 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 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.

Important Information:

  • In order to schedule a seat for the placement test, you must apply 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.

Scheduling FAQs:

  • 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.

Yes, just go to the registration site and choose another day.

  • 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. 

Yes, return to the registration site to print another copy.

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.