Walla Walla Community College offers the COMPASS placement exam. The COMPASS exam is designed to match your current Math, Reading, and Writing skills to appropriate WWCC courses. As for cost:

  • 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.

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

  • Summer Schedule: June 14th – July 28th & August 10th – September 1st
  • The next testing schedule will be posted around the end of August as there will be more opportunities after September 1st.

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 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 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 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

Placement Interpretation Guides

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