Advising/Assesment Staff

COMPASS Assessment

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.

What 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.

How 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

Things 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
Compass Testing Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
- No appointment necessary
- Extended hours are available on
Monday evenings by appointment.

Orientation Times (Mon-Fri):

- 8:30 a.m.
- 9:30 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m.


Anderson Technical Building  Room 105

Call: (270) 534-3407
Questions? Contact Us!