Running Start students are limited to "college-level" courses at the community college, and the Compass results are used to determine readiness for college-level work. To qualify for non-math related courses, students need a college-level score in the reading and writing sections. To qualify for math related courses, students needs a college-level score in the math section. Practice tests are available fromACT.
For the Testing Center in Wenatchee call (509) 682-6830 to sign up for a Compass test. For testing in Omak, call the Front Office at (509) 422-7803. Please identify yourself as a prospective Running Start student. Many enrollment materials are different for Running Start students than regular students and identifying yourself as a Running Start student will help put you on the right path to enrollment.
Additional Important Information:
The fee for the Compass is $24.00 and must be paid prior to taking the test. Payment must be made at Cashier's Office in Wenatchi Hall (first floor) for the Wenatchee campus or at the Front Office for the Omak campus.
Each section of the Compass test that is retaken is an additional $8.
Please bring your social security number with you. Pencil and calculator will be provided. If you do not have a social security number, a different number will be assigned for testing purposes.
Arrive 15 minutes early. The Compass is not timed but typically takes two and half hours.
More information about the Compass test is available from ACT.
If you choose to bring your own calculator, the following are notallowed for the Compass:
Casio: CFX-9970G, CFX-9970GE, Algebra fx 2.0
Texas Instruments: TI-89, TI-92, TI-92 plus
Hewlett Packard: HP-40G and HP-49G
Handheld or laptop computers
Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices
Calculators with a typewriter (QWERTY) keypad.
Calculators built into cellular phones or other wireless communication devices
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800