The Testing Center supports academic testing required outside the classroom for applicants and currently enrolled students. The Admissions Office determines which parts of the Placement test are required upon receipt of: - Requested GED high school and/or college transcripts; - SAT/ACT scores if taken- not required; and - Previously earned COMPASS test scores
Tests administered from the Testing Center
Placement Tests (COMPASS): All applicants must take the Placement Test unless exempted by the Admissions Office. All official records should be sent to Admissions as soon as possible so that Placement Test status can be determined.
Scheduling a Placement Test
Prospective students may schedule a time to take the placement test by calling one of Alabama Southern's Student Development Offices. Scheduling is designed to accommodate the prospective student, so convenient hours are offered. Students must present a valid picture ID and social security number when they arrive for testing.
Contact the Student Development Office to schedule testing:
Alabama Southern Community College is dedicated to providing quality services in all areas, including placement testing.
However, it is necessary that test takers take placement testing seriously in order to ensure appropriate placement in courses. All placement test results are considered a part of the student's permanent academic record. For study guide and sample questions, visit www.act.org/compass/student/index.html.
Entering students are requested to have the results of all test they have taken, including the ACT or SAT, forwarded to the College. This information is used in conjunction with the results of the placement testing for placement of students in appropriate courses and curricula.
Each section of the COMPASS test may be repeated only ONCE. Students who re-test should do so on the same campus where they originally tested. Students who re-test with the COMPASS placement exam may use the higher of the two scores for placement purposes. Registering is voluntary and must be done before meeting with an advisor to register for class.
Ability to Benefit
Ability To Benefit test results are used to qualify students enrolling in certain non-degree eligible programs who do not have a GED or a regular high school diploma from an accredited high school for financial aid. Students taking the Ability-to-Benefit must take all three parts of the assessment in one session. Students must register for the Ability-to-Benefit test in the Student Development Office. See the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Alabama Southern is an official site for the General Educational Development Diploma (GED). Tests are administered in Monroeville, Thomasville and Gilbertown. The test is available at these locations at least monthly. See the Adult Education websitefor more information.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) is administered to all students considering admission to the Nursing program. To register for the test, you will need to set up an account with ATI at http://www.attesting.com. For additional information, contact the ASCC Nursing ADN and/or PN web pages.