Walla Walla Community College offers the COMPASS placement exam (we also accept placement scores from the Asset placement exam). This exam is designed to match your current math, reading, and writing skills to the appropriate WWCC courses.

Introduction

Walla Walla Community College offers the COMPASS placement exam (we also accept placement scores from the Asset placement exam). This exam is designed to match your current math, reading, and writing skills to the appropriate WWCC courses.

Winter and Spring Schedules are now available

Exam Preparation

  • Come to a preparation workshop. Workshops are offered upon request and take 30 minutes to complete. Schedule your workshop by calling 509-527-4267
  • Use study guides available through ACT online. CLICK HERE to take a sample placement test.
  • Come to the test well rested and relaxed to improve your concentration.
  • Contact our testing staff if you need more ideas or have any questions.

Taking the exam

  • Apply for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • Space is limited. Please plan to arrive on time for the exam to sign up.
  • The placement exam is free in most cases. All students testing for other colleges will be charged a $10 testing fee. Likewise, any students who are approved to retake the Compass exam will be charged a $10 testing fee. 
  • Don't schedule anything else around your placement test. This test is not timed and may take up to 3 hours to complete. We want you to have as much time as you need to be successful.
  • Your results will be reviewed upon completion of the exam.
  • If you wish to challenge your placement exam results, please contact the Coordinator of Testing, Regina Eilertson(509-527-4555 or regina.eilertson@wwcc.edu), to discuss your options.  Students interested in retesting must complete this form (Retest Request Form).
  • If you require accommodations for the placement exam due to a disability, contact Claudia Angus, Disabilities Coordinator, at 527-4262 prior to placement testing.

Placement Exam Schedule

Placement testing will be availablefor Winter Quarter on the following dates:

PDF WINTER QUARTER SCHEDULE

Running Start Placement Exams

  • Apply for admission at least 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • Space is limited. Please plan to arrive on time to sign up.
  • Alternative testing times are available during May and June to accommodate your academic schedule.
  • Inform the testing staff upon signing up that you are a Running Start candidate.
  • You may bring your High School transcript to the testing staff for Math Placement options in addition to taking the exam.
  • “Next steps” information will be provided upon completion of your exam.

Alternative Education Programs (AEP)

  • Apply for admission at least 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • Space is limited. Please plan to arrive on time to sign up.
  • Inform the testing staff upon signing up that you are an AEP candidate.
  • “Next steps” information will be provided upon completion of your exam.

Placement Testing for Other Colleges

  • Bring government issued photo ID AND your social security number to sign up
  • When you sign in inform the testing staff that you will be testing for another college.
  • All students who take the placement exam for another college will be charged a $10 testing fee.
  • You will receive a copy of your results, and with your consent, our testing staff will fax your results to the institution of your choosing.

Placement Testing Off Campus

Remote testing services are available at most locations.  Contact Regina Eilertson (509-527-4555 or regina.eilertson@wwcc.edu) for more information about remote testing for Walla Walla Community College or to schedule a remote exam.

If you have completed a placement test at any Washington State Community and Technical College and would like to have those scores interpreted for placement at WWCC, please review and complete this Placement Score Evaluation.  Submit Placement Score Evaluation to Regina Eilertson regina.eilertson@wwcc.edu; fax 509.524.4795.