Testing for Placement
students must submit ACT or SAT scores to be placed in math and English
courses. Students who are 23 years of age, or students entering the
Professional Technical program are required to take the COMPASS test for
Here are the requirements
for Retaking the COMPASS for placement:
the COMPASS will be allowed anytime that evidence exists that there was:
Interference with the testing process caused by problems with technology
Distractions during testing
factors as judged by the exam proctor.
Documentation of successful completion of an Adult Basic Education course in
the content area in which a student wishes to retest will serve as
justification for one additional COMPASS retake.
test is a placement test only. Once you have begun your mathematics or
English curriculum at LCSC, you may not retake the COMPASS exam to exempt
further developmental coursework.
A retake on the English COMPASS exam will be allowed no
sooner than one year (with the exception of retakes for conditions listed in
A above) after the initial exam was given.
who believe the exam incorrectly placed them in a course will be allowed to
seek an alternative placement exam that will
be administered by the Director of Writing in the Humanities Division.
A date of
two weeks before the semester commences will be set for approved COMPASS
One retake on the Math
COMPASS exam will be allowed.
cannot occur on the same day as the initial exam (unless approved to do so).
Students who believe
the exam incorrectly placed them after two exams will be allowed to seek an
internal assessment by a math faculty person in the Natural Sciences & Math
Division to determine placement.