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, but they also accept ASSET placement scores. The COMPASS exam is designed to match your current Math, Reading, and Writing skills to appropriate WWCC courses. As for cost:

  • For new students, there is no fee to take the COMPASS placement test.
  • Retakes are $10 and must be approved by a Testing Center staff member.
  • Non-WWCC students who are testing for another college will be charged a $10 testing fee.

 

 

Exam Preparation

  • Study guides are available through ACT online. CLICK HERE to access sample practice packets
  • 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 at 509.527.4267 or testing@wwcc.edu

Taking the exam

  • Apply online for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number.
  • The test is not timed and may take up to 3 hours to complete.
  • Your Results process immediately upon completion of the exam. 
  • If you wish to challenge or retake your placement exam results, please contact the Testing Center to discuss your options (509.527.4267).
  • 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 Schedule for Week of September 22nd - December 9th 2014: 

PDF Click here for the fall quarter schedule!

  • No appointment necessary.
  • Please bring a photo ID and your WWCC student identification number.


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.
  • Inform the testing staff upon signing up that you are a Running Start candidate.
  • “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.
  • 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

If you are not able to come to our testing center, we offer remote testing services at most locations. Contact the Testing Center at 509.527.4267 or email us at testing@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.  Send your Placement Score Evaluation to the Testing Center at testing@wwcc.edu or fax it to 509.524.4795.