Placement Testing

COMPASS Placement Testing

Tests in the area of reading, writing, math, writing essay and English as a Second Language are given to students to determine the appropriate course placement and satisfy course prerequisites. Scores from COMPASS placement tests are used to prepare a course of study that will be relevant and meaningful for students as they work toward successful completion of their educational goals, Click here for placement test information and FAQs. Workshops are offered to aid in preparing for the Reading, Writing and Writing essay tests. Click here for a list of workshop dates and times.

Alternate versions of the COMPASS Reading and Writing tests are available for students with disabilities. Prior to testing, students must submit appropriate documentation of their disability to the Center for Access and Accommodations. Click here for more information.

Remote COMPASS Testing
If you are a College of DuPage student who needs to take a placement test and live more than 50 miles away from the DuPage County area,Click here for information.

Accepting COMPASS Scores From Other Institutions
If you took COMPASS placement tests at another institution and would like to use them, Click here for information.

COMPASS Score Transfer
If you took College of DuPage's placement tests and would like to have your scores sent to another institution, Click here for information


Contact Information

Academic Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2405, (630) 942-2400
Fax: (630) 942-3724

Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2407, (630) 942-2400
Fax: (630) 942-3724

College of DuPage Testing

COMPASS Placement Testing

COMPASS Placement Testing

What you need to know about COMPASS Placement Testing.