|Frequently Asked Questions (Testing Center)|
“What should I bring to the Testing Center?”
“What is not allowed in the Testing Center?”
“What will the Testing Center provide for me?”
“What is the COMPASS Placement Test?”
The COMPASS test is an untimed, computerized test which gives our advisers and counselors relevant information that allows BRCC to place students on the most appropriate academic path.
“How much does the COMPASS Test cost?”
*Your initial COMPASS test fee is included in your $10.00 application fee (current BRCC students only). Be sure to bring a copy of your receipt for your application fee.
“Are there any study resources available to help me prepare for the COMPASS Test?"
ABSOLUTELY! Students are strongly encouraged to review/practice before scheduling an appointment to take the COMPASS test. To access practice materials, visit http://www.act.org/compass/sample/ for sample COMPASS test questions. There are also additional preparatory materials in Word documents at the bottom of this web page. These documents include live links to materials. Please take time to review these materials prior to testing. Our research shows that students who take time to prepare are far more successful than those who do not.
“I just took the COMPASS Test and wish to retake it. What should I do?”
If you want to retest, you will be required to meet with staff of the Academic Learning Center prior to retesting and you are only allowed to retest once. Don't waste your first attempt by coming in without preparation. If you are unhappy with your initial scores, be sure to take the time to review our study materials before retaking the COMPASS Test. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from the Academic Learning Center (also located in the Magnolia Building). They are here to serve you!
“I’m trying to schedule an appointment for my COMPASS/CLEP test, but it asks for a “course” and “instructor.” What should I do?"
Just put “COMPASS” or “CLEP” for those blanks depending on which test you are taking. Students taking instructor-assigned exams must put a course and instructor, but this does not apply to other types of tests.
“Where on campus is the Testing Center located?"
We are located on the first floor of the Magnolia Building. Check out the map below. The green boxes are nearby parking.