Placement Testing for New Students
Incoming students to Park University may be required to take placement exams. Required tests may include math skills, reading skills, writing skills, and/or English proficiency for non-native speakers. We use the COMPASS/ESL tests, produced by ACT. Students who need to take these tests may wish to prepare by looking at sample questions. For more info about COMPASS and sample questions, go to www.act.org. Point to the tab labeled "Assessments," and choose "COMPASS" from the menu that drops down. On the COMPASS page, the menu at the left includes the words "Sample Questions." Click that to have choices of sample questions from different tests.
If you need to take placement tests on the Parkville campus, call the Academic Support Center, 816-584-6330, to make an appointment.
If you are outside the KC metro area, but planning to attend the Parkville campus, you may be able to make arrangements to take the placement test in your own area in order to receive results and complete your advising before you arrive in Parkville. Call the ASC at 816-584-6330 for more information on scheduling your placement test through the COMPASS/ESL Remote Testing Network. When you call, please tell us you live outside the KC area and would like to set up a Remote COMPASS placement test.