Motlow to Offer COMPASS Assessment Test

Motlow College is offering the COMPASS assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the end of the 2014 calendar year. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the fall semester who need to take the COMPASS, which is used to assess a student’s readiness for college-level work, should do so as soon as possible.

Before taking the test, students must have on file in MoMotlow 3tlow’s admissions office the following: a completed admissions application, official high school and/or college transcripts, and if applicable, official test scores. Special test accommodations are available for students who require other than standard conditions for taking the test.

The COMPASS test is a computer testing system and helps determine students’ academic readiness in reading, writing and mathematics for college level work. Test results determine which courses are best suited to the students’ level of readiness.

The first initial test is provided free of charge. Students who take the COMPASS test and feel their test results have placed them incorrectly may challenge their initial placement score and retake the test or portions of the test. The college charges a $10 challenge fee for each portion of the test or $20 to challenge the entire test.

Students who are 21 years of age or older must take all three portions (reading, writing and math) of the COMPASS test unless they have valid ACT scores on file or collegiate credit from an accredited college or university.