Preparing for Placement Tests

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the placement test in advance. For the COMPASS test, Sample Questions are available on the ACT website. Additional study materials can be found on that same COMPASS webpage under More Sample Questions.

It is also possible to access online study guides from Athens Technical College's Academic Support Center to help prepare for the exam. It is only necessary to focus on reading, writing, and math skills in the areas of pre-algebra and algebra. It is not necessary to study any advanced math areas.

For additional information, see our Preparing for the Placement Test handout for the COMPASS.