Compass Placement Test

Testing materials

Compass Placement Test


COMPASS is an untimed, computerized placement test that measures your reading, writing and math skills. Knowing your current skills and abilities in these areas allows our advising staff to enroll you in appropriate courses that will allow you the opportunity for success.  A calculator will be provided, but you may bring your own.  Please allow 2 hours for testing.  


Special testing procedures to accommodate persons with documented disabilities are provided in compliance with Section 504 and ADA. Contact the Testing Center Coordinator for further information.


For more information and to schedule a test, please contact the Welcome Center or (309) 345-3500.


Ready to make an appointment for the compass test? Register below for Galesburg campus; or call 309.772.2177 for Bushnell, or 217.357.3129 for Carthage.

Compass Test Dates

Register to take the compass test here!


COMPASS Score Request Form


Prepare to take the compass by checking out the links below.

What is Compass?

Compass Sample Test

Compass Practice Test