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COMPASS is a computer-adaptive placement test measuring skills in reading, writing and mathematics. It is an alternative to the ASSET and THEA in meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, and a tool for assessing appropriate course placement. The exam is administered by appointment at a cost of $25. LSC-O students, who are not otherwise exempt, must take the ASSET, COMPASS or THEA prior to registration.


  1. Call the Testing Office to schedule the test, (409) 882-3330
    Register in the Testing Office, room 104 of the Ron E. Lewis Library Building.
  2. Remit $25 testing fee to the cashier. The cashier is located on the third floor of the library.

Testing Day:


  • Photo identification
  • Receipt for $25 from cashier
  • Two #2 pencils

Calculator and scratch paper are provided.

A Compass study guide is available at www.act.org/compass/tests/index.html

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