COMPASS Testing at Education Center at Blue Island
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Students will use a computer in Moraine Valley’s Testing Center, located in Bldg. B, Room B101, to complete the COMPASS test. COMPASS is untimed, but students should plan to spend up to two hours for the full placement test. Placement tests results will be available immediately.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for placement testing. Registration for the COMPASS placement test can be done online or in person.
MVConnect. Login using your assigned username and password. On the
Self-Service menu, click Registration. Select Search,
Register, and Pay for Non-Credit classes. Select Placement
Testing in the Topic Code drop-down box and click Submit. Click the box
next to the section you would like to register for and click Submit. Continue
through remaining screens and submit your payment.
In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled COMPASS/placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Casher’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Bldg. B, Room 101.
New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program.
Currently enrolled students must pre-register and pre-pay for placement testing before registering for English composition, reading or math classes.
A Photo I.D. is required to test.
You may bring a calculator, scratch paper, and pencil for the math portion of the test only.
Please allow 1-2 hours to complete the Compass exams. Learn more about the COMPASS test here. View Sample Questions.
Please note: Compass hours may differ during "off semester" times.
Placement Test Exemptions
Previously Earned College Credit
If you've previously earned college credit, you may be exempt from some or all of the placement tests. Just submit a college transcript or grade report showing a "C" or better in a college-level (101 or higher) English composition/rhetoric course and/or mathematics course to the Academic Advising Center, Bldg. S, Room S201.
An ACT score of 20 or above in English, reading and mathematics may be used in place of some or all of the placement tests. To qualify for an exemption, students need to bring a copy of their ACT scores to the Academic Advising Center.
- A score of 20 or above in English and reading exempts you from the English/reading placement test.
- A score of 20 or above in mathematics exempts you from the mathematics placement test.
Test Proctoring at Education Center at Blue Island
Spring and Fall Semester Schedule
Monday-Thursday: First test starts at 9 a.m., last test starts at 8 p.m.
Friday: First test starts at 9 a.m., last test starts at 3 p.m.
Saturday: First test starts at 9 a.m., last test starts at 11 a.m.
Testing Center Policies
- A current Moraine Valley Photo I.D. is required to test.
- No food, drinks, or personal items are allowed in the testing center. All personal items must be stored in a locker provided by the college.
- All electronic devices must be turned off. Scratch paper and calculators may be used if allowed by instructor.
Questions regarding testing services at the Education Center? Please call (708) 974-5300.