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!

Placement Testing Links

      • Student Placement Guidelines:  COMPASS/ACT Scores Placement Matrix - EFFECTIVE Fall 2014
      • Technical Program Admission Requirements
      • RDG 020 Recommended Course Placement
      • RDG 030 Recommended Course Placement