COMPASS-Computerized Placement Tests (CPT)
COMPASS® is a comprehensive computerized adaptive test used by NOC to determine course placement for entering students. If you did not score a 19 or better in any subsection on the ACT® you have the right to challenge your ACT score by taking a COMPASS placement test. If you are over 21 you will be required to take the COMPASS test. COMPASS is not a pass/fail, but instead determines which courses are best suited to the student’s level of readiness. The placement test consists of 3 different tests: math, reading and writing with each test being unique and untime. **See below for determination of science placement. You must complete the admission process prior to testing. Initial testing is free. There is a $10 charge per test for a 2nd attempt. If a student desires a 3rd attempt, $10 per test charge students must have scored within 5 points of the cut score for COMPASS Math and Reading and within 2 points for E-write. Students are limited to 1 attempt per day. Testing for the entire battery of test will take approximately 2½ to 3½ hours. You need to bring your photo ID with you to test.