COMPASS Test Taking Tips

Relax! COMPASS is designed to help you succeed in college.

  1. Arrive a couple of minutes early so you can gather your thoughts and locate the Assessment Center.
  2. Ask questions if you don't understand the process of COMPASS.
  3. Read the questions carefully until you understand what the question is asking.
  4. Try to answer all the questions, even if you aren't completely sure about the answers.

Sample test questions may be found on the ACT website. You may download PDF versions of sample questions on the ACT website. Each file includes answers to all the sample questions.