Do I have to take an entrance exam?
Entrance exams are required to assist in appropriate course placement . If you took an ACT or SAT in high school and you are a recent graduate, the college may use those scores. If it has been some time since you attended high school, you should probably retest. The IECC district offers a computerized entrance exam called COMPASS. It tests over basic math, reading, and English comprehension. Recent high school graduates who did not take the ACT or who would like to retest to improve their scores are welcome to take the COMPASS test.
Once you have taken the COMPASS test, the scores will be used by your advisor during registration to place you in the proper courses. The test is an advantage because it provides you with the knowledge of your basic skill level and allows the institution to assist you in a subject area if necessary. We want to prepare you for success and avoid placing you in a class without the proper skills to complete it.
If you have questions related to testing, contact the student services office.