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COMPASS Placement Testing

COMPASS is an untimed, computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. 

COMPASS offers tests in reading, writing and math.  You will receive your COMPASS test results immediately upon completion of testing,

and your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take.

Compass is not used like a traditional test.  There is generally no "passing score."  Rather, COMPASS scores indicate areas in which you

are strong and areas in which you may need help.  Thus, COMPASS can identify problems in major subject areas before they disrupt

your educational progress, giving you the opportunity to prepare more effectively for needed courses.  You and your institution can use

scores from COMPASS tests to prepare a course of study that will be appropriate, relevant, and meaningful to you.

Schedule your test date and time by calling 541-506-6011 in The Dalles or 541-308-8211 in Hood River. 

The placement test schedule is as follows:

The Dalles

Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am or 2:00pm

Hood River

Summer Hours through September 15th:

Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am

Fall Hours beginning September 19th:

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00am or 2:00pm

 

SEATING IS LIMITED, SO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. ~ NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED ~

See sample test questions online at:  http://www.act.org/compass/sample

On the day of the test:

Arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Student Services Counter.

Plan to stay for 2 to 3 hours.  Tests are not timed, so take your time!

After testing:

Test scores and placement results are printed after you finish all tests.

You will have the opportunity to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NO children are allowed in the Testing Room or unattended outside of the Testing Room

NO food or drinks are allowed

NO cell phones, pagers, language dictionaries, etc.

Calculators, pencils and scratch paper are provided!

SEATING IS LIMITED, SO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

 ~ NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED ~

 

 

 

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