Georgia Highlands College

Exempting the COMPASS Placement Test

Applicants with high SAT or ACT scores may exempt COMPASS Placement testing if they do not have Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) deficiencies and have the following scores.

Area SAT Score ACT Score
Math SAT Math 440 or higher ACT Math 18 or higher
English (Writing) SAT Verbal 480 or higher ACT English 20 or higher
Reading SAT Verbal 430 or higher ACT English 17 or higher

The SAT Writing score and the ACT Reading score are not used to determine placement testing.

All applicants with RHSC deficiencies must test, regardless of SAT or ACT score. Contact an Enrollment Management Specialist at your site if you have questions about whether you are required to test.



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