The ACT COMPASS placement test gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your current level of readiness for college writing, reading, and math classes. Please take this test seriously. Your scores will determine your starting level in KCC courses. Low scores can be costly.

Before taking the ACT COMPASS test

  • Complete an Admissions form (online or in person).
  • Meet with an academic advisor to confirm if you need to take the test and what areas may be required.
  • Review hours and location information.
  • Know your social security number and bring a photo ID

If you are planning on completing the entire test in one sitting, allow enough time before the center closes. If you do not complete the test before the center closes, you can resume where you left off, but will need to complete the test within three months for the scores to be considered valid. Your test scores will be available immediately after completion of the entire test.