PLACEMENT TESTING FAQs

What are the placement test options? We offer two placement tests for you to choose from. Both tests evaluate your skills in writing, reading, and math.

  1. COMPASS (computerized test) is untimed. The average testing time is approximately 2 hours. If a student does not have time to finish the test, the COMPASS test can be saved for completion at another time. To view COMPASS sample questions visit www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html.
  2. ASSET (paper and pencil test) is timed. Allow approximately 2 hours for testing. To view ASSET sample questions visit www.act.org/asset (click on ASSET Student Guide).