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Assessment Testing

Compass Test

Compass is a computerized form of placement testing developed by ACT. COMPASS (Computer-adapted Placement Assessment and Support Services) is an un-timed test that adjusts to your level in reading, writing and math.
    You do not need computer experience to take this test. You may bring a calculator or use the graphing calculator built in to the software. The following calculators are not allowed: Pocket organizers, Handheld or laptop computers, Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices, Models with a QWERTY (typewriter) keypad, Models with built-in capability to simplify algebraic expressions, multiply polynomials, or factor polynomials such as CFX-9970G, TI-89, and TI-92.
    Your test results will be printed immediately upon completion of the test and you may retest at that time in any area in which you feel you could do better. Although the test is un-timed, it takes approximately two (2) hours to complete.

Asset Test

    The Asset test is a paper/pencil placement test developed by ACT. It has three components which measure your ability in reading, writing and math. This test is taken to the area high schools for pre-enrollment. This test is timed at 25 minutes for each category of reading, writing and math areas. Calculators are allowed in the intermediate algebra portion of this test only. You will be allowed to retest one time only, after two weeks.

Online Students:

Shawnee Community College policy requires entrance assessment testing.

Students living near the college campus should make arrangements to take the COMPASS or ASSET at the main campus or one of the regional extension centers.

Students not living near the college district will need to contact their local community college and arrange to take that college’s assessment test. Once completed, the testing officer should forward an official copy of the test results to the address below.

Shawnee Community College will follow the minimum scores as per our college policy. If the student takes a placement test at a location other than Shawnee College, and that college does not administer COMPASS or ASSET testing, SCC will acknowledge the minimum scores required of the college where the test was taken. Therefore, the testing officer will need to enclose a copy of that college’s minimum score policy.

Test results should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL 62992

For More Information Contact:
Admissions and Advising
at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail

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