How to Prepare for the Compass Exam - Your First Step

Are you looking for help with how to prepare for the Compass Test?

This page offers you preparation materials and helpful advice and information on the Compass examination.

First of all, you should do some practice tests.

Practicing will help you to gauge your skill level and to become familiar with the format of the examination.

How to Prepare for the Compass Exam - Your Admissions Office

Our second piece of advice is that it is usually best for you to consult with the admissions office at your college.

The admissions office may then refer you to your college's testing and placement office.

They can advise you about what parts of the test you need to take.

How to Prepare for the Compass Exam - Different Parts of the Test

You need to be aware that different institutions have different policies.

Some colleges require students to take all of the parts of the tests, while others do not.

In other words, some colleges may require you to take all three parts of the Compass exam in reading, writing, and math.

Other schools may ask you to take only one part, such as the Compass math test.

Your previous performance on other college admissions tests, such as the ACT or SAT, may also determine which parts of the test you need to take.

For instance, if you scored poorly on the math section of the ACT, but did well on the English section, your college might ask you to take only the math section of the Compass.

Our Preparation Materials Can Help

Because you may not have to take all three parts of the Compass, we have downloadable practice materials for each part of the Compass exam.

This way, you only have to get the part that you need.

For more information on our practice tests and study guide, please click on the links below.

Information on our downloads

Information on our study guide

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