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Important Notice

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COMPASS Assessment

Due to a system-wide ACT maintenance outage COMPASS testing will not be available between 10:00 am on Friday July 25th and Noon on Monday July 28th. 


Why are we here?  Students enrolling for the purpose of earning credit applicable to a credential must demonstrate college readiness through the ACT or COMPASS.  We are here to provide the COMPASS testing service to students.

What do we do?  The Assessment Center provides COMPASS placement testing for students prior to enrolling in classes at West Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as testing for students enrolling in other colleges and universities.

Help BalloonWhat is the COMPASS?

  • A computerized placement test that helps place students into appropriate mathematics, reading, and writing classes.
  • Students scoring less than 20 in Reading, 18 in English or 19 in Math are required to take the COMPASS.
  • All first-time examinees are required to attend an orientation session prior to testing which are held each hour on the half hour.

ClockTesting Times & Orientations

Testing Hours (Monday - Friday): 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

- No appointment necessary
- Extended hours are available on Monday evenings by appointment only.

Orientation Times (Monday - Friday): 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

U.S. Dollar SignHow much does the COMPASS cost?

  • First-Time testing WKCTC Student - NO FEE
  • Re-Testing WKCTC Student - $7.00 per section OR $20.00 for all three sections
  • Students testing for another college - $20.00 per session

AcceptThings to remember on test day!

  • Pay fees in the Business Office, Room 127 of Anderson Technical Building
  • Bring receipt to the Assessment Center on test day.
  • Bring a state issued Photo ID