ACT Compass (NOT FOR UNCW)
NEW: Register online: Compass Registration.
Some schools (UNCW uses only the Compass Math test) employ the COMPASS®, computer-adaptive college placement test, that helps educators quickly evaluate incoming student's skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language. The test is used to place students in appropriate courses connect them to the resources they need to achieve academic success. See registration information at COMPASS®. Also, please contact your host school first to set up a COMPASS placement test at University Testing Services.
Test Time: approximately 3 hours.
Valid ID Form Required: driver's license, or passport, or military ID must be presented at the time of testing.
Date and Times Offered: ACT Compass exams are offered Monday through Friday at 8:30am and 12:30pm. Please call University Testing Services at 910-962-7444 to pre-register for your test. Pre-registration is required for all ACT Compass exams.
UNCW Compass Math Placement
NEW: Register online: Math Placement Registration.
UNCW's Math Department uses a special version of the Compass Math exam for student's placement into an appropriate class. For information about the math placement exam and when it is offered please see the UNCW Math Department placement test information.
UNCW Compass Math Placement Retest
Student who wish to retake the UNCW Math Placement exam should contact University Testing Services at 910-962-7444. Retake Math Placement exams are offered Monday through Friday at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Cost: $25 (online registration adds a $3 convenience fee).
Preregistration for the placement test is required. Please contact University Testing Services at 910-962-7444 to schedule a test.