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Testing & Placement



Testing & Placement

One of the first things you have to do, after you have applied to Southeastern Community College, will be to provide standardized test scores. If you have already taken the ACT, simply provide your official score. (If you need to know how to do this, please contact us and we can instruct you on how to submit these scores)

If you haven't taken the ACT, you will need to take the COMPASS test. It is similar to the ACT but is more suited for Community College students.

The COMPASS test will include topics such as math, reading and writing as well as a writing essay (e-write). You will receive your COMPASS test results immediately upon completion of testing, as well as recommendations informing you of what courses you should take and how to register.  

You don't have to go into the COMPASS test cold. Click on the link below to learn more about the COMPASS test. You can see sample questions and even take practice tests.

http://www.act.org/compass/student/index.html  

To help you review the math skills you will be evaluated on when you take the COMPASS placement test, please download this PDF for math skills that was created for students by Southeastern Community College's Title III team. If you decide you would like some help with math after studying these review pages, you can contact Donna Logan, Title III Learning Lab Specialist, at 319-208-5294 or drenteria@scciowa.edu.

PDF Review Sheet 

To help with review of the English skills you’ll be evaluated on when you take the COMPASS placement test, download this PDF file for writing skills that was created for students by Karen Cahill and SCC's Title III team. If you decide you would like some help with grammar and mechanics after studying these review pages, please contact Donna Logan, Title III Learning Lab Specialist, at 319-208-5294 or drenteria@scciowa.edu.

PDF Review Sheet

Feel free to take a look at our Course Placement Chart.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shari Smith at 319-208-5157 or ssmith@scciowa.edu.


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