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 Running Start a student must earn a qualifying score in writing and reading or a qualifying score in math. If a student only qualifies in math, he or she can only enroll in a college-level math class.
Wenatchee Campus Testing
The COMPASS is a placement tool used to assess math, reading and writing skill levels.
When calling for an appointment, PLEASE IDENTIFY THE STUDENT AS TESTING FOR RUNNING START. If you are late for your appointment, you will have to reschedule for another time.
Call the TESTING CENTER to sign up for the COMPASS at 682-6830. Seating is limited, you must pre-register.
The fee for COMPASS is $24.00 and must be paid at the Cashier’s Office, Wenatchi Hall (first floor) prior to taking the test.
Please bring your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER with you. Pencil and calculator will be provided. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, A NUMBER WILL BE ASSIGNED FOR TESTING PURPOSES.
Arrive 15 minutes early. COMPASS will take approximately two and a half hours.