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The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College
is the ACT Exam, which is administered in September,
October, December, February, April and June of each
year (click ACT link at left for more details). However,
MAC also offers the COMPASS examination for those
students unable to complete the ACT prior to
registration.
 
The COMPASS test is an untimed examination taken on
computer in MAC’s Assessment Center, as well as other
satellite locations. You do not need computer skills to
take
the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less
stressful
than traditional paper and pencil tests.

The COMPASS is designed to measure current skills in
writing, reading and math; the results are used to select
appropriate levels of the English and Math courses you
 will take.
 
If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and
would like to retake the COMPASS, you are welcome to
take the test as many times as you wish in one or all of
the
three subject areas.
 
The fee for the COMPASS test is $20 for all
three test subject areas, $15 for two test subject areas, or $10 for
one test subject area.
You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to
the start of the
test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with
the
testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check.
 
Mineral Area College COMPASS Testing Schedule
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

 *3 P.M.

 

 

 

*3 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Subject to change

 

 



If you would like to take a sample test online, please
click the following link:

COMPASS Sample Test

For COMPASS test preparation, please click on the following link:
 
For more practice regarding math problems, please
click on the following links:

Mathway

To register for the Compass Test, select one of the
links below:
           
Compass 2-Subject Area Test Registration Form
Compass Single Subject Test  Registration Form

If you still have questions regarding the COMPASS
test, please contact Mike Easter, Director of Assessment
at 573-518-2188.