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Placement Test Facts
Placement tests are free.
Tests subjects are English vocabulary and usage, mathematics and reading comprehension.
Placement tests are offered at regular times throughout the year, with extra testing sessions scheduled prior to each registration.
Early testing means early registration: The sooner you test, the sooner your courses can be selected, and the better your chances of getting into the courses you want to take.
You may retake each test once.
The length of time required to take the placement tests varies, depending on how many of the tests you need to take. The complete set of tests requires about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
All materials you will need to take the tests will be provided when you come to the test session.
Your responsibility is to arrive well rested, calm, and on time.
Test results are available to you shortly after you have taken the tests.
Test results will be interpreted for you when you meet with your academic advisor.
Along with your educational record, test results will determine your initial placement in English, mathematics and reading skills classes.
We recommend that you practice prior to your appointment:
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You may review the COMPASS Test sample questions at
If taking a mathematics test, we recommend that you practice at the following websites also:
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