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.

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.

Testing Center Contact Information:

Walla Walla Community College

Attn: Testing Center

500 Tausick Way

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone: (509) 527-4267

Fax: (509) 524-4795

 

Email: testing@wwcc.edu

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
    • Phone: 509.527.4267

Taking the exam

  • Apply online for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number 
  • The COMPASS placement exam is free in most cases
    • Non-WWCC students who are testing for another college will be charged an $11 testing fee
    • The test is not timed and may take up to 3 hours to complete
    • Your results process immediately upon completion of the exam
    • Retakes
      • Students interested in retesting must contact the Testing Center (509.527.4267)
      • Students who are approved to retake the COMPASS exam will be charged a $10 testing fee
  • If you wish to challenge 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 15th - 19th:

  • No need to schedule in advance, but please be on-time with photo ID and WWCC student identification number

Monday, September 15

Check-in time: 1:00 pm

 

Tuesday, September 16

Check-in time: 8:30 am

 

Wednesday, September 17

Check-in time: 12:30 pm

 

Thursday, September 18

Check-in time: 1:00 pm

 

Friday, September 19

Check-in time: 8:30 am

 

PDF Click here for the fall 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.