COMPASS tests are given in the areas of math, and/or reading, and/or writing (English) and are required of certain students for admission to CSU. These tests are designed to measure current skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and scores will determine if you are eligible for admission to CSU. If you are admitted, then the scores will indicate your academic placement. You are strongly encouraged to prepare before taking COMPASS tests as retesting is only permitted in certain cases.
We recommend the following free websites to help you prepare for COMPASS:
b) http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/compass/ (only covers math)
For details on what the COMPASS tests will cover and for sample questions, go to http://www.act.org/compass/sample/.
Test fee: $25, regardless of the number of COMPASS tests you need. Click below to schedule your appointment.
If you do not live in the Columbus area, it is possible that we can arrange for you to take COMPASS remotely at another location. You must contact the Testing Center for arrangements. If you do not contact the Testing Center for arrangements, your scores will not be accepted.
If you are required by another school to take COMPASS, you must have that school register you to take the test remotely at CSU. We charge $30 for remote testing and appointments are required. Click on the Schedule Your Appointment NOW button above.
We administer COMPASS to individuals applying for jobs in corrections, police departments, fire departments, etc. Appointments are required and a fee of $30 is assessed. Appointments required. Click on the Schedule Your Appointment NOW button above.
If you've earned credit at CSU and wish to have your scores sent to another school, we charge $5 for a transcript. You must provide us with the fax number or address of the school and we will send the transcript.
If you took COMPASS at CSU but did not take classes and now wish to have your scores sent to another school, we charge $30 for a transcript. You must provide us with the fax number or address of the school and we will send the transcript.
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Last Updated: 10/3/13