Important Notice

Owensboro Community and Technical College will be closed beginning December 20th, 2014 for the holiday break. We will re-open January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. During the institutional closing interested students may apply online at owensboro.kctcs.edu by clicking APPLY NOW. Any questions during the closing will be handled through the KCTCS Student Service Center at 1-855-5GO-OCTC.

Placement Testing

The COMPASS placement test is required of all degree, diploma, and certificate seeking students at OCTC.  However, you may be exempted from all or part of placement testing requirement based on: 

      • Your ACT scores in reading, mathematics, and English
      • Successful completion of previous college coursework

See the student placement guidelines to find out if your ACT scores exempt you from all or part of the placement testing requirement.  If you have previous college coursework, the Registrar will determine if you need to take the COMPASS placement test based on the official transcripts you submit.

Call 270-686-4533 to schedule your placement test.  See our FAQ for testing times and more information!

Need help studying for the test?

Have you been out of school for a few years? Do you need to refresh your memory before taking the test? Here are some links to sample questions that will help prepare you for the COMPASS.

Placement Testing Links

      • Student Placement Guidelines:  COMPASS/ACT Scores Placement Matrix - EFFECTIVE Spring 2015
      • Technical Program Admission Requirements
      • RDG 030 Recommended Course Placement