The Compass placement test assess students’ skill level in the areas of reading comprehension, writing skills and mathematics. Results help determine appropriate placement for enrollment.

Compass results can also be used to remove high school deficiencies and to meet admission requirements.

There is no fee to take the Compass placement test. 

Testing Sites
Metro Campus, Northeast Campus, Southeast Campus, West Campus, Owasso Community Campus, & the Education Outreach Center.

If you live outside the Tulsa County area and would like to take the Compass placement test at a location in your area and have scores submitted for admission to TCC, please contact the Northeast Campus Testing Center at 918.595.7534 to obtain current Compass placement testing locations throughout the nation. If you live in Northeastern Oklahoma, TCC is your closest site.

Registration No registration or appointment is needed; Compass placement tests are administered on a walk-in basis based on computer availability at each campus.


What to Expect?

The Compass placement test covers three subjects: Mathematics, Writing Skills and Reading.

The test is not Pass/Fail! It evaluates your skill level in the above listed subjects so that you will be placed in appropriate courses for academic success. The test places you in either college-level courses or ones to prepare you for college-level courses, depending on your readiness.

All parts of the exam are untimed. No matter which part you are testing on (Matematics, Writing Skills, Reading or All) you can take as much time as you need.

You are welcome (and highly encouraged) to take breaks as needed during the test.

If at any time during the test you need to leave or decide to finish it on another day, let the Testing staff know and your test will be saved. It is best not to continue on the test if you can’t focus or have to rush… remember, you want to be placed accurately into TCC courses.

The scores you receive on the test WILL determine course enrollment. Your scores may place you into college-level courses (for degree credit) or developmental prep for college-level courses (not for degree credit).


Click on the links below for more information on how to prepare for the Compass placement test and required scores for each subject.

Compass Test Prep-Math

Compass Test Prep-Reading

Compass Test Prep-Writing