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Are you disappointed with your COMPASS Placement scores? Do you think you could have done better with just a little more practice? Enroll today in our free one-week Compass Placement Boot Camp workshop to learn general test-taking tips as well as specific strategies for success on the reading, writing, and math portions of the placement test. Email or call Lauren Jones ( or 614-287-5372) to register.

Our Boot Camp is designed to help students improve their scores on the COMPASS test so they can enroll in college-level coursework. Sign up today to participate in this winter's workshop from December 15th-19th. We will teach you general test-taking tips and discuss strategies for success in reading, writing, and math. Not only is this Boot Camp free, but we will also cover the cost of your retesting fee and help you reschedule any classes based on improved placement scores. Sign up today to reserve your spot!


Students who wish to retest must wait at least 24 hours before starting their retest. The Testing Center strongly encourages all students planning to retest any part of the COMPASS Placement Test to study. Test preparation can be done by visiting these websites dedicated to helping students prepare for the test.

COMPASS Placement Test scores remain valid for two years.

To receive permission to retest, students must first meet with an Academic Advisor to obtain a referral form.

A $20 retest fee will be charged for any test or portion of test taken a second time within a two (2) year period.

No student is permitted to take the test more than two (2) times in two (2) years.

Students can pay the $20 retest fee at one of the locations listed below.

Checks must be payable to Columbus State Community College.

Students must present with a paid receipt and Advisor referral form to the Testing Center staff to take a retest.

  • Columbus Campus – Cashiers Office-lower level
    Cash, check, money order or credit card
  • Dublin Regional Center – Testing Center, Room 11
    Cash, check or money order
  • Gahanna Regional Center – Testing Center, Clark Hall, Room 105
    Cash, check or money order
  • Westerville Regional Center – Testing Center, Building 1, Room 110
    Cash, check or money order
  • Delaware Campus – Testing Center, Moeller Hall, Room 157
    Check or money order
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