COMPASS Retesting Preparation

Would you like to be placed in a higher math and/or English class? You may be able to retake the COMPASS assessment exam for placement into a higher math or English class! Consider retesting if you fall within the following categories.

  • You were assessed into Math 097 or below and/or you were assessed into English 073

To prepare participants for re-testing and scoring higher on the COMPASS exam, TRiO now offers a link to a tutorial on successful studying techniques and practice COMPASS exams, and the ability to sit down with a math and/or English tutor to review skills needed to succeed on the COMPASS. Topics covered include:

  • Techniques for successfully approaching the exam
  • Concepts and questions that may appear on the exam
  • A refresher on concepts and questions you may have forgotten (if it has been a while since you have taken a math or English class)

Things to know BEFORE you take the COMPASS:

Online Practice:

ESL COMPASS Online Practice:

PDF Paper Practice:

Requesting Tutoring Services for COMPASS:

Information on TRiO Tutoring: For more information on this service, contact Lina Huang phone: 425-564-2218, email: