Placement Testing

Placement Testing: What you Need to Succeed!

Required of new students and many returning students, placement testing evaluates your skills in math, reading and English so that your counselor or advisor can help you make the right choices when you register for classes. More an assessment of your academic preparedness than a test, the goal is to make sure you succeed!

About COMPASS Placement Testing:

  • Walk-in basis during hours of operation
  • Testing sites: H113, Center Campus, and J152, South Campus
  • Computer-based and untimed
  • Free the first time, fees apply for retesting
  • Your Macomb student ID and another piece of photo identification with signature is required
  • Takes about two hours – longer for students whose first language is not English
  • If you have a disability, contact Office of Special Services to arrange appropriate accommodations

For more information, contact Placement Testing: H113, Center Campus, 586.286.2027, or J152, South Campus, 586.445.7423, or email

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