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Remote COMPASS Placement Test

Remote COMPASS Placement Testing is available to those students who want to attend or take classes at Columbus State Community College but do not live near one of our campus or regional sites.

To take the remote COMPASS Placement Test, students must have applied to the college, been accepted and received a Cougar Identification number.  

The student is responsible for any fees at the remote COMPASS Placement Test location.

These students can submit ACT scores.

      • Minimum ACT score ranges:
             English 18 or higher
             Math 10 or higher (**see Math note below)
             Reading 21 or higher

**Note: if your Math score is between 10-21, you could be placed into pre-college level math course(s). In these cases, taking the math portion of the COMPASS test is recommended.

    • Student is exempt from taking the COMPASS Placement Test in any section where the minimum score ranges have been met.

Access to print your official ACT Summary Sheet.

Note: ACT scores on high school transcripts are not acceptable.

Send official ACT Summary Sheet or ACT Student Report to CSCC:

Admissions Office (3261). Allow three weeks for receipt of ACT scores.


Hand-deliver or mail to any CSCC Testing Center location or fax to 614-287-6096.

Locate and Select a Remote COMPASS Placement Test Site

 Find a site

Register for Remote COMPASS Placement test

Click the link below to print the COMPASS/ESL Remote Site Registration form (.docx)

Complete the form and e-mail, fax, or mail your request. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for your request to be processed. You must include an e-mail address and contact phone number.


Fax: 614-287-6096

Mail: Columbus State Community College
    Testing Center-Aquinas Hall, Room 002
    COMPASS Coordinator
    550 East Spring Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

Once your request has been received, you will be set up for the remote test at the site you selected within 5 to 7 business days. You will receive email notification of your test from ACT. The notification will include the following information:

  • Registration number
  • Student information
  • Test package
  • Test Center Address Address
         Telephone number
         Remote fee – if any
  • Time frame for taking the test
  • Need for appointment
  • Contact information
  • Student responsibilities
  • Additional instructions

Once you have completed your COMPASS Placement Test, CSCC will be notified by ACT that your scores are available. Your scores will be accessed and posted to your CSCC student record. You will receive an email sent to your CSCC student email account from with information about your next steps.