Preparing for Your Placement Tests
IMPORTANT: Take your Placement Test seriously! Preparing well for your testing session can save you both time and money. Remember, you are only allowed one retest in three years. Placing into the right courses will help you achieve your educational goals faster. Come to your session well rested and fed. Allow plenty of time to complete testing without rushing. Ask the Testing Center staff for assistance if needed.
Visit our online Assessment Testing Workshop for help and test preparation advice. Also, please visit the Student Success Center to access their extensive Compass Placement Test Preparation materials. If you would like to attend a Test Taking Workshop please visit College Placement Test Workshop for times and locations.
You can also download these free study guides to see the kinds of questions you can expect and to help you get ready for the tests:
- Mathematics: Basic (14 pages; 643KB)
- Mathematics: Advanced (17 pages; 663KB)
- Reading Skills (11 pages; 612KB)
- Writing Skills (28 pages; 656KB)
- English as a Second Language sample questions
Sample questions can be found on the ACT website.