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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Motlow College Administers COMPASS Test for Placement

October 18, 2011

COMPASS is a computer testing system used to assess a student's readiness for college level work. Potential students, who are 21 years of age or older, must take all three portions (reading, writing, and math) of the COMPASS test unless they have valid ACT scores on file. Those who present valid ACT scores will be placed in academic courses according to the same provisions as students who are under 21 years of age.

The COMPASS is given regularly at all Motlow locations including Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna.  Appointments to take the COMPASS test can be made online. Students who plan to enroll in the spring semester are encouraged to take the test as early as possible.

The COMPASS is not a pass/fail test. Test results do not determine whether or not a student is admitted to the college. Test results determine which courses are best suited to the student's level of readiness and each test component has a separate score to determine a student's placement.

For more information regarding the test, visit the Motlow website:  <> or contact the testing office at 931-393-1762, 393-1718, 393-1763, or 1-800-654-4877.