COMPASS (Computerized-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) is un-timed but generally takes approximately two hours to complete. There is a non-refundable testing fee of $19.00. Assessment results are used to place students in the appropriate English, Math, and Psychology courses.
Assessment testing is not required prior to being admitted to the College unless the technical program selected requires that a minimum level score be obtained for admission. Do not delay. Allow ample time for assessment, educational planning, and registration in general education prior to the beginning of a quarter.
COMPASS testing is conducted on a drop-in basis. No appointment is necessary. Pay the testing fee in the cashier’s office located in Building 17, Room 102, and then present the receipt and picture I.D. to the Assessment Center staff on the second floor in room 210. To obtain a bi-monthly testing schedule and sample test contact Advising/Counseling at 253-589-5548 or visit the College main campus.
If an assessment test has been taken within the past 24 months at another college or special agency, the test results can be placed on file in the Assessment Center and evaluated by Advising/Counseling. Students must have a high school diploma or GED in order to receive financial aid.
Advisors and Counselors are available in Building 17, Room 150, to evaluate assessment results on a walk-in basis.