Highland Community College uses the COMPASS® test, developed by American College Testing (ACT), for placement into reading and math courses. Placement tests are FREE.

To help students prepare for placement tests, the College has provided students with links to sample COMPASS® test questions. These are not intended to be practice tests.

In addition, we have included a sample topic for the writing portion, an example of a successful essay, and an example of an unsuccessful essay. Highland does not require students to take COMPASS® Writing Skills, only those registering for composition classes.

For more information and helpful hints about the COMPASS® placement test, click here.