A student should give his or her best effort when completing the mathematics, reading and writing sections of the placement test because TCTC uses the scores on these sections to properly place students into appropriate TCTC courses. South Carolina students who completed the mathematics, reading and writing sections of the COMPASS placement test prior to their senior year of high school are encouraged to take the COMPASS test again, as they likely have completed additional mathematics and English course work. To practice for the placement test, go to act.org/compass/student/ TCTC permits students to take each section of the COMPASS placement test a maximum of two times. For additional information and practice questions, visit Preparing for COMPAS.
NOTE: Once a student completes the placement test, a TCTC adviser will discuss the results with the student at orientation. If enrollment in any Comprehensive Studies courses is warranted, the student must complete the Comprehensive Studies course(s) before the student will be permitted to enroll in a transferable course.