Office of Admissions
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
(800) 641-5678, ext. 2
FAX (304) 367-4789
TDD (304) 367-4200
COMPASS Placement Test(s)
For more information, including review sites and test locations, Download COMPASS Test Information Powerpoint
What is the COMPASS Test
The COMPASS is an assessment of your current skill level – it is NOT a test you can pass or fail. The results indicate to us what level of Math and/or English you’re prepared to register for (without it being too difficult or easy for you to complete successfully).
COMPASS is taken on the computer and is multiple choice.
Unlike the ACT/SAT, COMPASS is NOT timed.
COMPASS samples are available online at www.act.org/compass.
Pencils, scratch paper, and a calculator (which is built into the online software) will be provided.
Remember: wear glasses or contacts (if you wear them normally) while taking the test; get plenty of sleep the night before; eat a well-balanced meal; if you take medications on a regular basis, be sure to take them on testing day; don’t hurry through the COMPASS – concentrate!
The following students must take placement test(s):
If your most recent test scores exempt you from the placement tests, please send the latest score report ASAP to:
ATTN: Enrollment Services, 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554
You may need one, two or all three assessments.
The math assessment is algebra-based.
The English assessment is an editing assessment.
The reading assessment is a comprehension assessment.