Placement Testing

Testing for Admission

WGTC uses the COMPASS test for admissions and placement.

This is a requirement for enrollment into all WGTC programs of study.

The following is required when you come to test:

  • $20 non-refundable application fee (one time fee)
  • Picture ID

Placement tests are given in the Test Center or Student Success Center at each WGTC campus location. Admissions staff will direct testers to the proper location.

Should you prepare for the placement test? YES! Click here to learn more!

Please refer to the following links for practice materials to prepare for the COMPASS test. Each link will give a brief explanation about test material and provide practice questions.

Valdosta Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Testing Room 105

No appointment necessary
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA  31602
Phone (229) 333-2100
Fax (229) 333-2129
Driving directions

 
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Tues & Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Testing Room 632

No appointment necessary
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
Phone (229) 468-2000
Fax (229) 468-2110
Driving directions

 
Coffee County Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Testing Room 116

No appointment necessary
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA  31533
Phone (912) 389-4303
Fax (912) 389-4308
Driving directions

Cook County Workforce Development Center

Call for testing dates/times
1676 North Elm Street
Sparks, GA  31647
Phone (229) 549-7368
Fax (229) 549-6286
Driving directions

 
Moody Air Force Base
Extended Campus

Call for testing dates/times
23 FSS/FSDE
3010 Robinson Road
Moody AFB, GA  31699
Phone (229) 253-9571
Driving directions

   
 

What is the COMPASS test?

The COMPASS is a computerized, adaptive test developed by ACT that measures skills in reading, writing and mathematics. COMPASS is designed to help you succeed in your educational program by identifying your strengths as well as areas where you might need improvement. With this knowledge, you can work together with your school to choose classes that build logically upon your current knowledge and skills. The COMPASS test is not timed and can be interrupted and returned to as needed. You may use a calculator for the math portion of the test.

How are COMPASS scores used?

Unlike traditional tests with a pass or fail score, COMPASS scores indicate your level of academic preparation. COMPASS identifies problems in major subject areas, giving you the opportunity to receive assistance in any identified areas of weakness to support your success in your program of study. Since COMPASS serves as a placement test, degree level scores may enable you to enroll in upper level core classes. However, it will not allow you to exempt classes.

Student may exempt the COMPASS exam if they:

  • Have acceptable SAT/ACT scores.
  • Have successfully completed (passed with a C or higher) college level English and/or math courses from a regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Have acceptable COMPASS scores within the past 60 months from any regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.