The Learning Center is responsible for the placement of those students who are admitted with deficiencies in English, math, reading, and science.¬† Each student’s placement in English, math, and reading is determined based on his score on the Compass Computerized Placement Test (CPT).¬† Each of our placement tests is developed to correlate with its corresponding course; therefore, we cannot accept placement scores from other colleges.
The placement tests are administered each day, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.¬† Students should come to the Learning Center after they receive a letter or email from the Admissions Office.¬† Learning Center staff administer the tests and make placement recommendations based on the resulting scores.
The Compass raw score relates to a concorded ACT score. In order to avoid taking developmental courses, a student must score a Compass concorded ACT of 19 or higher.
The English, reading and math CPTs are not timed, and students should plan to arrive early enough to avoid rushing through the tests.
The Learning Center does not provide study guides for the placement tests; however, the following website provides materials to help familiarize you with the format of the questions for the English, math, and reading.
http://www.act.org/products/higher-education-act-compass (This website provides detailed descriptions and a number of sample questions.)