Preparing for COMPASS and ASSET Placement Tests

COMPASS:

No prior registration is required and there is no fee. You are allowed one retest during the dates specified by Testing Services. You must know your JCCC eight-digit ID number.

  • COMPASS testing is available on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary) in Testing Services, during regular Testing Services hours.
  • You must present a current official photo I.D. (more)
  • You must know your JCCC eight-digit ID number.
  • The test is not timed.
  • You should allow at least one hour for the mathematics or English section and at least two hours for the complete battery (English and math) or the ESL placement tests. (study guides)
    • You will not be allowed to begin either the English or math placement test less than one hour before lab closing, and you will not be allowed to begin the English/math combination placement test or the ESL placement test less than two hours before lab closing.
  • Calculators are permitted on the mathematics placement test. You may bring your own calculator, provided it is not above TI-86.
  • Math test format and study guides are available online.
  • Score reports are available immediately after testing. COMPASS placement scores in reading and writing are valid for five years from test date; COMPASS placement scores in math and ESL are valid for two years from test date.

    For further information or questions concerning your scores or course placement, visit or call Testing Services, SC 334, 913-469-4439.

    ASSET:

    This placement test is a pencil and paper test for placement in mathematics and English courses, and is used only in special testing circumstances.

    • Arrangements must be made ahead of time.
    • You must present a current official photo I.D. (more)
    • You must know your JCCC eight-digit ID number.
    • The test takes approximately 2-2.5 hours and is timed.
    • Calculators are permitted on all sections of the mathematics placement test with the exception of the numerical skills section. You may bring your own calculator, provided it is not above a TI-86.
    • Score reports are not available immediately. ASSET reading and writing scores are valid for five years from test date; ASSET math scores are valid for two years from test date.

    Study Guides

    Study guides are available in Testing Services, SC 334, and in the Student Success Center, SC 253, and online.

Contact Us

Phone: 913-469-4439
Fax: 913-469-2523
Location: Student Center 334
Email

Testing Services
Mary Ann Dickerson
Program Director
Email

Proctoring Services
Sharon Wirsig
Supervisor
Email

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Hours are subject to change.

Prepare for Placement Test

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The Compass pretest helps you know what to expect before you take the actual COMPASS® college placement test and improves your chances for success. 

Take the pretest.

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