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COMPASS

COMPASS

 (Sam Houston State University Policy Information–Revised 12/13/2013)

 

COMPASS tests are designed to provide placement, advisement, and guidance information for students entering institutions of higher education.  These tests are developed by ACT, Inc. to provide information about the student’s level of skill and accomplishment in reading, writing, and mathematics.  It determines which courses are appropriate for the student and whether developmental classes are needed. COMPASS presents the tests in a computer-adaptive mode and scores are available immediately after testing.

 

TESTING DAYS AND TIMES (Huntsville Campus):

  • Monday - Friday
  •  8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Examinees need to report to the testing site at least 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled testing time
  • Three hour time limit

TESTING DAYS AND TIMES (The Woodlands Center):

  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Examinees need to report to the testing site at least 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled testing time
  • Three hour time limit

 REGISTRATION/ADMINISTRATION/TEST FEE:

  • $50.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable)
  • Students may register for a scheduled test date via our website at www.shsu.edu/testing
  • Seating is limited and registrations are done on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Rescheduling will require a payment of another registration/administration/test fee

 ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Current, unexpired picture identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, student ID, etc.)  
  • Second form of ID (i.e., any of the previously listed photo IDs, social security card, birth certificate, credit/debit card, library card, etc.)
  • Student ID number 

 SCORES:

  •  Scores will be available immediately following completion of the test 

 RETAKES:

  • Students taking the COMPASS can retest at any time
  • Registration/administration/test fee applies

 COMPASS WEBSITE:

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 


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