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Prior to taking the COMPASS tests, you can prepare yourself by:
The best way to maximize your score during the COMPASS is: Don't stress out! Remember, the goal of the COMPASS test is to help you succeed in your college classroom. Your scores will help Madisonville Community College decide which classes are best suited to your ability level. The good news is that once you know what your academic weaknesses are, you can get the help you need to improve in these areas.
Additionally, while taking the COMPASS test, you can maximize your score by:
Once you have completed the COMPASS test, you can understand your results by:
If you do not have a current ACT or COMPASS score on file, or if you have taken the ACT and scored below any of the following you will need to take the COMPASS assessment.
Minimum ACT scores for exemption from the COMPASS:
Madisonville Community College is committed to providing you with the greatest chance of success in initial and future coursework. MCC’s course placement policy will ensure that you enroll in courses that most accurately reflect your current skills and abilities in English usage, reading and mathematics. Unless your ACT scores exempt you, completing the COMPASS test is a required part of the application process at MCC.
Testing is administered in the Enrollment Center of the John H. Gray building on the north campus of Madisonville Community College. Testing is administered in room 202 when testing at MCC’s Muhlenberg Campus.
You will be working at your own pace; it is a good idea to set aside 1 hour per section.
You are required to bring:
You are also allowed to bring a calculator. A calculator is provided for all test takers. If you would like to bring your own calculator it will need to fall within the ACT/COMPASS calculator guidelines.
You are not allowed to bring:
You will receive your COMPASS test results immediately upon completion of testing. Your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take. The Academic Assessment Coordinator will be present to go over your scores and answer any questions you may have.
The COMPASS test is used as a placement tool used to evaluate your skill level in the areas of writing, reading and math. It is used to place you into the proper courses for your level of knowledge and ability.
Contact Valerie Wolfe, Disability Resource Manager at (270) 824-1708.
Madisonville Community College requires that your test scores be less than 5 years old.