Compass Placement Tests

Drop-in Testing Times (Room D-212)  Photo ID is required for all tests and assessments given

Wednesdays: 9:00am - 3:00pm  
Thursdays: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Times listed as a range indicate drop-in.  This means you can come in anytime during those hours to begin your assessment. To schedule another time, contact the Testing Center.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN OUR SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST:

On Wednesday, August 12th our drop-in hours will be 9:00am - 12:00pm

On Wednesday and Thursday, August 26th and 27th our drop-in hours will be 9:00am - 12:00pm


Getting Prepared is Highly Recommended

To access a COMPASS practice test, go to this recommended ACT site: www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html

There are two places to access sample questions: Sample Test Questions and More Sample Test Questions.

Along the left-hand side you will also find Test-Taking Tips and Calculator Guidelines.

To further your preparation for the COMPASS test try these resources: 

Taking placement assessments

  • COMPASS at the Port Angeles campus is offered in the Student Services (clock tower) Building 'D', Room 212.
  • Pay the $20 testing fee (retesting fee is $15) at the Student Services Front Desk (main floor).
  • Please bring your receipt, picture ID and your Peninsula College ID number to the testing center on the second floor.
  • Calculators are allowed, per ACT guidelines. 

The assessment score indicates the appropriate starting point for each student. COMPASS is a computerized placement assessment. It is untimed, and therefore it is hard to estimate how long the session may last.  An average time is 2 hours.  Your results will be available minutes after finishing. 

You must take a placement assessment if you have not satisfactorily completed one or more quarters of college-level work, including English and mathematics, with a 2.00 GPA or higher. Incoming students with Advanced Placement Test scores of 3 or better in English and mathematics may have the assessment process waived. Contact Enrollment Services for AP test score evaluation. Call (360) 417-6340 or email studentservices@pencol.edu.

Placement scores are valid for two years. 

We accept the following assessments: ACCUPLACER,  ASSET, and COMPASS.  If you took your assessment at a different college and it has been less than two years, please have the college fax us a copy.  Our fax number is:  (360) 417-6416.

Running Start candidates can determine eligibility by showing college-level English and/or math skills through assessment.

Contact

Port Angeles:

(360) 417-6346
Toll-free at (877) 452-9277, Ext. 6346.

Port Townsend:

(360) 385-4605

Forks:

(360) 374-3223

Peninsula College accepts most placement scores from other colleges.  You can either bring them in a sealed envelope or ask the other college to fax them to us at (360) 417-6416. Call the testing center with questions at (877) 452-9277, Ext. 6346.


Accessing your placement scores taken at Peninsula College:

Degree Audit - Log in here as a student with your Peninsula College student identification number and your password (birthdate). The test score tab will appear in the upper right of the screen.