COMPASS Placement Test

Please bring the following items with you to your testing appointment:

• A photo ID is required (such as a driver’s license, passport, or school ID).

• Your LCCC Student ID Number (L########). This number was included in your acceptance letter. If you do not have it, we can release it to you when presented with a photo ID.

•COMPASS testing takes place in the Student Services Center, SSC 125

•Testing Center Rules, Information, and Hours of Operation

Placement Testing FAQ's

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The purpose of the COMPASS system of testing is to help LCCC place you into appropriate courses and to help ensure a successful educational experience for you.

The COMPASS system measures your skills in 3 areas: reading, writing, and math.

If English is not your first language, please let us know. ESL (English as a Second Language) Placement Testing may be more appropriate for you.

Please review exemption requirements.


Review sample questions prior to taking the test.

Sign up for refresher videos before you complete the test.

The estimated average completion time for the full test is one-hour-and-thirty minutes. However, it is self-paced and you may take more or less time to complete your test.

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Completing the Test

You may use your own calculator if you wish, as long as it is not programmable. Or, if you prefer, you may use the calculator on the computer. You may NOT use any other wireless or unauthorized devices (i.e., cell phones, blackberries, IPODs, personal digital assistants).

When you have completed your test, your scores will print on the designated printer. Please pick up the printout and bring it to your advising appointment. Your Advisor will refer to this while assisting you with selection of your classes.


Students who wish to retake the Compass Placement Test may request one retest at no charge. Students will be assessed a $10.00 fee for each retest thereafter.