ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:
The COMPASS test is free of charge.
The COMPASS test is not a timed test. Please allow yourself one and one-half to two hours to complete.
The COMPASS Assessment is not a “pass/fail” test. It’s used for academic placement. You will not be denied admission to DMACC based on your COMPASS test scores.
Yes, you may retake the COMPASS Assessment, but it would not be necessary unless the program you have applied for has specific minimum score requirements that you did not attain on your first attempt. There is a mandatory two week waiting period before retesting and retesting fees may apply.
You may not use your personal calculator. There are two calculators built into the math program, one is standard and one is scientific. Personal calculators are not allowed. DMACC will provide scratch paper and a pencil.
COMPASS is an academic assessment tool used toidentify the skill level at which you are currently working & determine the level of coursework for you to start. ACT provides sample test questions on the ACT website.
The COMPASS test is a computer-based test.
DMACC will accept your COMPASS scores from another institution. You must request that these scores are sent to DMACC.
You may request that your COMPASS scores be sent to the corresponding institution. A $20 fee is charged to send scores to other colleges.
COMPASS tests are administered at most DMACC campuses. Please follow this link to the Testing Center, and select the campus where you would like to test.
Students will also need to complete ALEKS the math placement assessment, unless submitting ACT scores higher than 19.
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