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If the student has not taken the ACT, he/she will be required to take the COMPASS battery of placement tests. Placement measures in Mathematics, Reading and Writing Skills are components of the COMPASS.
English Placement: The following chart illustrates the courses that students will be placed into based upon both their English and Reading ACT sub scores. For practice test information for the ACT go to the following link: Practice tests
Students who believe they are not prepared for the course they are placed into may opt to take a lower-level course. For example, a student who has a 21 ACT English sub score may choose to take ENGL 0096 instead of ENGL 1101.
Students who believe they are stronger writers than their ACT or COMPASS score indicates may petition (PDF) the Department of English and Humanities for an opportunity to take a writing placement examination. Students are encouraged to confer with a representative from the writing faculty before enrolling in a lower-level course or petitioning to challenge their placement.
The following chart illustrates the courses that students will be placed into based upon both their Mathematics ACT sub score:
Students who believe they are not prepared for the course they are placed into may opt to take a lower-level course. For example, a student who has a 17 ACT Math sub score may choose to take MATH 0099 instead of MATH 1010. Students who believe they are stronger Math students than their ACT score indicates may challenge their placement by taking the COMPASS Math.
Students who have taken the SAT should contact Dale Taylor, Academic Assessment Coordinator, for placement information.
***REMOTE TESTING IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS LIVING ANYWHERE MORE THAN 50 MILES FROM SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY. THERE IS A REMOTE TESTING FEE OF AT LEAST $20.00 WITH THE PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITY. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEARCH THE CLOSEST AVAILABLE TESTING SITE: http://www.act.org/compass/advant/remote.html THEN CONTACT THE ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR AT 740-351-3592 TO SCHEDULE.
Placement Test Schedule
*******ALL SESSIONS BELOW REQUIRE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND********
Please click on the Online Placement Registration to register for any of the dates below.
While scheduled group placement testing sessions will continue to be scheduled, effective December 27, 2012, walk-in COMPASS placement testing will be available to all matriculating Shawnee State students.
For any further information regarding the placement program at Shawnee State University contact the Student Success Center at (740)351-3594 or e-mail us.
Miller Analogies Test Dates
All sessions will be held in the Student Success Center, Room 145, Massie Hall.
All examinees must schedule at least 48 hours in advance. Testing fees are to be submitted at the time of testing. What is a Miller Analogies test? Click to learn more.
Call 351-3594 to schedule an appointment.