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Frequently Asked Questions

What is COMPASS?

COMPASS is a computerized assessment in reading, math and writing that is part of Owens Community College's admission and advising process. It will help to identify what classes you should schedule your first semester.

Who needs to complete the COMPASS assessment?

All new full or part-time students who plan to receive a degree, certificate, take courses that require prerequisites or who plan to receive federal financial aid.

How long does the assessment take?

Most students take about 2 hours to complete the assessment portion of the test. However, you should allow about 3 hours to complete the entire process. The COMPASS assessment is not a timed test.

When will I get my results?

Immediately! Your score sheet will be provided for you as soon as you are finished with your assessment test. Your advisor will use your COMPASS scores to advise you into coursework that will enhance your academic success.

When should I complete my COMPASS assessment?

NOW! This will allow you to register as early as possible and have a better selection of courses from which to enroll.

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