COMPASS Test Retesting Information
Based on a recent Board of Regents’ policy change, students are now allowed to retake any portion of the COMPASS Placement Test in which their score was below the cut-off score resulting in the requirement to enroll in a Learning Support English, Math, or Reading course.
The ONE EXCEPTION involves the English portion of the test. If you earned a score of "60" or higher on that portion and were required to take ENGL 0099, you MAY NOT retake the English portion because you are required to take ENGL 0099 based on your writing sample - not your English Placement Test score. However, you will have an opportunity on the first day of your ENGL 0099 class to complete another writing sample. If this writing sample passes the English Department review, you will exempt the ENGL 0099 class.
There is a twenty dollar ($20) retest fee which applies to one, two, or all three portions of the test. The retest fee must be paid when you check in to take your test and must be paid with cash only. All retest portions MUST be taken on the same day.
If you are only a few points away from the cut-off score (they are listed below) or if you receive some additional remediation, you have a chance to increase your score. However, if you are many points away from the cut-off score, you may not score at or above the cut-off score. If you do retest, the college will apply the higher of your two scores to your testing record.
RETESTING MUST BE COMPLETED prior to your scheduled SOAR session. Once you complete your SOAR session and register for classes, you will be INELIGIBLE to retest. Please call your appropriate campus to register for a testing time.
TRANSFER STUDENTS that are eligible for retesting MUST retest prior to registering for classes. Once you register for classes, you will be INELIGIBLE to retest.
To register for the Compass Retest:
2. Enter your ID number or social security number and date of birth.
3. Click Placement Test to preview the available testing dates and times