Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus

What is COMPASS?

  • The COMPASS placement test is a three-part computerized test that determines a student’s reading, writing and mathematics skills. 

When to come to the assessment center to take the COMPASS placement test:

  • If you are a new (first time to college) student you need to make an appointment to take the compass placement test. 
  • Please click on this link to schedule your test.
  • If you are a current (in class this semester), returning (previously attended Jefferson) or transfer(coming from another college) student you do not need to make an appointment to take the compass placement test. 
  • Please see testing dates/times for the Downtown Campus.

Where to come to take the COMPASS placement test:

Assessment Center
200 W. Broadway
Jefferson Educational Center, room 606

  • Assessment Center Staff

What to bring on testing day:

  • Student ID number (EMPLID-ID) and a photo ID are required to take the COMPASS assessment.
  • For the math section of the COMPASS you can use a calculator. 
  • If you don’t have a calculator there is one available to you on the computer.
  • PLEASE NOTE: 
    • Cell phones are not allowed to be turned on in the testing area for any reason. 

What to do if you have a disability and need special accommodations to take the COMPASS placement test:

  • Please call the Access*Ability Resource Center (ARC) at 502-213-2375 to set up an appointment.

How to contact us if you have questions: