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What is the COMPASS exam?

COMPASS is a computerized test that helps evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. COMPASS offers tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $15.

Where do I pay the registration fee?

At the Cashier's Office window in State Hall (1st floor) prior to testing.

When is the exam offered?

Examinees should call (501) 882-8812 for information regarding the testing schedule.

In the event of inclement weather, such as snow, freezing rain, or sleet that may make travel on roads hazardous, examinees are advised to check the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu, or tune in to the following media stations for early notifications: Searcy's KWCK (99.9), KSMD (99.1), or KEAZ (100.7); Batesville's KWOZ (103.3); and TV Channels 4, 7, or 11. 

How can I register for this exam?

Call (501) 882-8812 for information regarding the testing schedule..

What time should I arrive to the testing location?

Students testing at ASU-Beebe must call (501) 882-8812 to inquire about the testing schedule.

Students testing at ASU-Searcy, that fail to attend or call prior to the starting time of the testing session, must repay their testing fee in order to test.

How can I prepare for this exam?

Test prep information can be found at:


http://www.interactmath.com (Click enter, choose Bittenger, 5th edition)











Writing Skills



Can I use a calculator?

Calculators may be used on the mathematics section only. You are responsible for knowing if your calculator is permitted. Please review this list to see which calculators are prohibited.  http://www.act.org/compass/student/calculator.html

What should I bring the day of the test?

You MUST bring the  pink receipt (that you received at the Cashier's Office window) AND a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport). * Your name on your photo ID must match the name on your pink receipt.

You may bring a calculator for your exam. Please review this list to see which calculators are prohibited. http://www.act.org/compass/student/calculator.html

When will I receive my scores?

You will receive your score report after you complete your exam.

What is the re-test policy?

You can test once a day only when an exam is scheduled. Contact one of our testing centers to inquire about their testing schedule.