Your success matters to us, and you’ll be more successful at San Jacinto College when you start in the right classes. San Jacinto College uses the COMPASS exam to determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing. Before you meet with an advisor and attend new student orientation, it’s important that you take this exam. Your test scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses, or need a bit more practice with college preparatory course. Testing takes place at your campus of choice, and can usually be completed in three to four hours.
Some students are exempt from placement testing. Do you have an associate degree or higher? Are you an active-duty military service member or an honorably discharged veteran? Did you take another test such as the SAT, ACT or TAKS and make a qualifying score? Qualifying scores are listed in the catalog. Perhaps you have attended another college or university and have transfer classes that will help us assess your college-readiness. You might not need to test! These are some examples of placement testing exemptions. If you meet any of these requirements or believe you are exempt, please visit Enrollment Services before you take the state approved test.
Ready to get started? Use the links to the left to learn more about COMPASS and testing procedures at San Jac