C0MPASS Testing Changes 

ACT COMPASS Test Score Expiration

Effective March 1, 2011, ACT COMPASS scores will expire after 24 months; after this date students may retake the test(s) one time within a rolling 24 month period if they have not already begun the sequence of courses for that subject: reading, writing, and/or math. All retests will incur the retest fee*.

ACT Scores as a Substitute for ACT COMPASS Testing

Effective March 1, 2011, JJC students may use their unexpired ACT scores as a substitute for ACT COMPASS testing. ACT scores expire 24 months from the testing date.

    • An ACT Math score of 25 or higher will place a student into MATH 119, MATH 123, MATH 127, MATH 128, MATH 131, MATH 138, or MATH 142, and all other classes which require placement into any of the above math classes as a prerequisite.
      (Please know that placement into college-level math classes is dependent upon completing the Geometry prerequisite)
    • An ACT English score of 23 or higher will place a student into English 101 and all other classes which require English 101 placement as a prerequisite.

*ACT COMPASS Retest Fees

    • Effective Monday, August 23, 2010, ACT COMPASS retest fees will be $10.00 per test

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