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COMPASS Placement and Admission Test

Fort Valley State University requires certain designated applicants to be administered the COMPASS for placement and admission purposes. The COMPASS is administered to all applicants who fail to meet the University System of Georgia’s minimum entry scores on the SAT/ACT (see table below). The purpose of the COMPASS is to obtain an assessment of students’ academic preparedness to undertake college-level course work. The COMPASS is a computerized adaptive testing system consisting of three measures: English, Reading, and Mathematics.

The table below will provide important information regarding applicants who are required to take the COMPASS before an admission decision can be rendered.

COMPASS Placement and Admission Testing Guidelines

SAT/Verbal score below 430 or ACT/English score below 17 Applicant must take the COMPASS Reading and English/Writing exams
SAT/Math score below 400 or ACT/Math score below 17 Applicant must take COMPASS Math exam
CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum deficiency) in English and/or mathematics If the deficiency is in English, applicant must take the COMPASS in Reading and English/Writing. If the deficiency is in mathematics, the applicant must take the COMPASS in math.
Non-traditional applicants Applicant must take the COMPASS in English/Writing , Reading , and Math
International students (without SAT/ACT scores and/or with CPC deficiency) Applicant must take the COMPASS English/Writing, Reading and Math

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