remote testing is available to incoming Kapiolani Community College
students currently residing in the mainland U.S. (including Alaska).
Remote testing allows you to take the COMPASS Math and English placement
test(s) at an approved testing center nearest you in the state in
which you currently reside*. Completing your placement test will
allow you to complete orientation and register for classes before
you arrive in Hawaii - saving you time and allowing you to get
the classes you want.
qualifies for COMPASS Remote Placement Testing?
who want to take the COMPASS placement test remotely must meet the
are an incoming Kapiolani Community College student AND
are currently residing in the mainland U.S. (including Alaska).
residing in Hawaii may take the COMPASS placement test for the first
time at no charge at any UH Community College or UH Educational
Center nearest you.
testing is not available for students living outside of the United
there remote testing fees?
COMPASS remote testing sites charge a nominal fee to use their facilities.
You can see what other remote testing sites charge by searching
for a test center using the link below.
I need to register to take a COMPASS Remote Placement Test?
are required to register in advance with the Kapiolani Community
College Testing Center.
To start the registration process, follow these steps exactly:
a COMPASS testing site here: http://www.act.org/compass/sites/index.html
For best results, we recommend searching by ZIP code. Adjust the
distance if no results are found.
some instances, your nearest testing site might be located in
a neighboring state.
for COMPASS remote testing using the online
registration form (strongly recommended).
all information on the online form is correctly submitted and no
problems are found, you will receive a e-mail confirmation message
within 1 to 2 business days that contains your test registration
number that you will need to bring with you to the remote testing
site, the details about the remote testing site you have chosen,
and instructions on making an appointment (if one is required by
the remote testing site). It is very important that you have reliable
access to e-mail throughout this process.
can also register over the phone by calling a testing center supervisor
at 808.734.9165 or 808.734.9671. You will need to provide ALL of
the information listed on the online registration form above. Keep
in mind that when the testing center is busy, we may ask you to
register using the online registration form instead.
finished taking the test! What do I do next?
you have finished taking your COMPASS test, you must call a testing
center supervisor at 808.734.9165 or 808.734.9671 so your test scores
can be uploaded to the student information system. The Testing Center
does not receive automated messages from COMPASS when students complete
their remote placement test. You may encounter difficulties in registering
for classes if you do not inform us in a timely manner.