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Placement Testing

As a new student, Enrollment Services will tell you if a Placement Test is required for your program of study.  . The Testing Center administers TCL’s placement tests. When you have complete the test, you will immediately be referred back to Enrollment Services, who will then provide you with your advisor’s information.

 

TESTING CENTER SCHEDULE

  • Beaufort Testing Center
    Building 1
    Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    843-470-8400
  • New River Testing Center
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    843-470-6002
  • Hampton, H. Mungin Center
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    803-943-4262

 

Allow yourself at least 2 hours to take all 3 parts of the COMPASS test.

 

PROCEDURE

Take a photo ID to the Testing Center on the day of the test. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to take all 3 parts of the COMPASS test

 

TESTS & PREPARATION

Asset/Compass

FAQs

 

FEES

No fees for the initial test or for retest.


PREPARING FOR ASSET

Download the ASSET Student Guide which includes: ASSET Test Description, types of questions, test-taking tips, and calculator guidelines. It also includes sample tests for: writing, reading, numerical, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, college algebra and geometry. Plus sample test answers.

Take a practice ASSET test here.

 


PREPARING FOR COMPASS


A COMPASS study guide is available for purchase in the TCL Bookstore located in buidling 12.