COMPASS Boot Camp (Test Preparation)

Once the admissions application has been received along with the non-refundable application fee, new students (*who do not have valid ACT or SAT scores and do not have previous college credit verified by an official college transcript) are required to take a COMPASS placement exam. The COMPASS placement exam is used for initial placement in general education courses.

  • The placement test is designed to measure skills in reading, writing, basic math, and for some majors, Algebra.
  • The test is a self-paced, computerized test which allows you to proceed at your own pace. We suggest students allow approximately one and a half to two hours for the entire COMPASS test.
  • The placement test is not an admissions test that can be passed or failed.
  • Placement scores are used to indicate whether review is necessary in the areas of reading, writing, and/or math. If review is indicated, Learning Support classes along with individualized tutoring are available to increase the basic skill levels to meet the standards for college-level classes.

Prior to taking the COMPASS test, all new students* are required to participate in the COMPASS Boot Camp preparation sessions. These sessions are designed to assist and prepare you for the test and the testing experience. The Boot Camp sessions are offered at the Learning Enrichment Center at Savannah Campus as well as our Effingham and Liberty campus locations. Contact Student Affairs at your local campus for the schedule.

How do I prepare for the COMPASS Placement Test?

There are a variety of ways you may prepare on your own for the COMPASS test. Listed below are links that will help prepare for the test:

Now you are ready to take the COMPASS Test!


Savannah Campus
Boot Camp located in Learning Enrichment Center and Testing Center located in the Main Administration Building

Liberty Campus
Boot Camp/Testing located in Student Affairs

Effingham Campus
Boot Camp/Testing located in Student Affairs

Crossroads Campus
Boot Camp/Testing available at Effingham or Savannah Campus

Fort Stewart Army Education Center
Boot Camp/Testing available at Liberty Campus