Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the COMPASS exam, so the exam correctly reflects placement in reading comprehension, writing skills and mathematics.
The COMPASS placement test consists of:
Notebooks, textbooks, cell phones, calculators, dictionaries, backpacks, purses, hats, coats and other personal items are not permitted in the assessment room. Lockers are provided for storage of personal items. Any student who gives or receives help or uses personal items during the test will not be allowed to continue the test. Test proctors can end a test at any time if improper testing practices occur. A photo ID must be presented in order to test.
Scratch paper for math will be provided by the Testing Center. No assessment material or notes can be removed from the Testing Center. COMPASS scores and any other personal information will be used by the College for advising and course placement purposes. Scores and other information may also be used by the College and the College Board for research purposes.
Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students. Any applicant who needs accommodations (i.e. large print, having the test read) in placement testing because of a disability must provide documentation prior to the testing.
For more information on accommodations for placement testing, please contact the Disability Services Office on campus.