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COMPASS Testing Registration

For more information about the COMPASS Math Placement exam, study tips, etc.

To schedule to take the COMPASS exam on campus at Illinois State University, please Contact Us.


Steps to completing the ISU COMPASS exam at a remote location


1. Pre-register at a remote location below

See below for the complete list of Illinois testing centers that offers the Illinois State University COMPASS exam. Complete the online pre-registration form and proceed to step #2. Pre-registration is required by all students per each exam attempt.


2. Wait for your confirmation email from

Once our office completes your registration within 48 business hours,an email from is automatically sent to your provided email address with specific information needed for testing at the chosen location. It will provide the following for you:

  • Exam registration number
  • Exam registration deadline
    • Registration numbers are valid 45 days from the day our testing staff completes your submitted registration.
    • If you miss the deadline, please contact our office again for a new registration number before arriving to your testing location. You will not be able to test without a valid registration number.
  • Phone Number and Hours for your chosen test center
  • Instructions on how to make an appointment, if required
  • Fee amount and acceptable forms of payment, if required
  • All additional information provided by their testing office regarding parking, directions, etc.

Didn't get your confirmation email yet? Check your junk or spam folder first and then contact our office again to have another copy regenerated.


3. Schedule Exam Appointment at the Remote Location

After recieving the registration email, contact the remote testing center and schedule an appointment if required. You MUST take the following items with you to your scheduled appointment:

  • Copy of your confirmation email with registration number
  • Valid Photo ID (must include a photo)
  • Testing fee, if required at site.
  • Approved calculator
  • Make sure to inform the remote testing center staff that you are an Illinois State University student and are registered to take the Illinois State COMPASS exam.

  City Location Name Fee Amount
Pre-Register Aurora, IL Waubonsee Community College-Aurora Campus $20
Pre-Register Canton, IL Spoon River College $15
Pre-Register Carmi, IL Southeastern Illinois College-White Country Center $0
Pre-Register Carol Stream, IL College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center $25
Pre-Register Champaign, IL Parkland College Assessment Center $30
Pre-Register Chicago, IL Chicago State University $30
Pre-Register Crystal Lake, IL McHenry County College Test Center $20
Pre-Register Dixon, IL Sauk Valley Community College $10
Pre-Register East Peoria, IL Illinois Central College $20
Pre-Register East Peoria, IL ICC North $20
Pre-Register Edwardsville, IL Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville $54
Pre-Register Freeport, IL Highland Community College $20
Pre-Register Galesburg, IL Carl Sandburg College $0
Pre-Register Galva, IL Black Hawk College-East Campus $30
Pre-Register Glen Ellyn, IL College of DuPage $25
Pre-Register Godfrey, IL Lewis and Clark Community College $15
Pre-Register Harrisburg, IL Southeastern Illinois College $0
Pre-Register Havana, IL Spoon River College $15
Pre-Register Joliet, IL Joliet Junior College $25
Pre-Register Kankakee, IL Kankakee Community College $25
Pre-Register Macomb, IL Western Illinois University $15
Pre-Register Macomb, IL Spoon River College-Macomb $15
Pre-Register Malta, IL Kishwaukee College $20
Pre-Register Moline, IL Black Hawk College $20
Pre-Register Mt. Carmel, IL Wabash Valley College $15
Pre-Register Naperville, IL College of DuPage-Naperville Regional Center $25
Call 309-438-2100 Normal, IL Illinois State University $20
Pre-Register Plano, IL Waubonsee Community College-Plan Campus $20
Pre-Register Quincy, IL John Wood Community College-Main Campus $15
Pre-Register River Grove, IL Triton College $0
Pre-Register Robinson, IL Lincoln Trail College $25
Pre-Register Romeoville, IL Joliet Junior College $25
Pre-Register Rushville, IL Spoon River College-Rushville Campus $15
Pre-Register Schamburg, IL William Rainey Harper College $30
Pre-Register South Holland, IL South Surburban College $25
Pre-Register Springfield, IL Lincoln Land Community College $15
Pre-Register Springfield, IL University of Illinois Springfield $15
Pre-Register Sugar Grove, IL Waubonsee Community College $20
Pre-Register Watseka, IL Kankakee Community College $25
Pre-Register Westmont, IL College of DuPage-Westmont Regional Center $25
Pre-Register St. Louis, MO Kinkel Center at Fontbonne University $20
Pre-Register St. Louis, MO St. Louis Community Center, Meramec Assessment Center $25
Pre-Register St. Louis, MO Ranken Technical College $25
Pre-Register Janesville, WI Blackhawk Technical College $10
Pre-Register La Crosse, WI Western Technical College $20
Pre-Register Pewaukee, WI Waukesha County Tech College $30

Additonal out of state locations are available, please click here or email for assistance.




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