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COMPASS RE-TEST POLICY

COMPASS PLACEMENT RE-TEST FEE:
Fees do not apply to students re-testing whose previous test scores are expired.
$25

WHO PAYS THE COMPASS PLACEMENT RE-TEST FEE?
If a student has active (non-expired) COMPASS test scores in the UH Banner Student Information System, they shall be assessed a COMPASS Placement Re-Test Fee of $25 for each re-test session, regardless of the number of tests taken in any single re-test session.

WHO IS EXEMPT FROM PAYING THE COMPASS PLACEMENT RE-TEST FEE?
Students who re-test shall be exempt from paying the COMPASS Placement Re-Test fees as long as their previous test scores for the sections they are re-testing in are expired. Test scores expire two (2) years from the date you last took the test.

WHAT IS A RE-TEST SESSION?
A re-test session may include any or all of the sections of the placement test taken in one sitting (Math, Reading, Writing, or ESL-Reading, or ESL-Writing Sample).

CAN I CARRY OVER RE-TEST FEES OVER TO ANOTHER DAY?
All tests covered by the re-test fee must be taken in one sitting on the day it is paid.
Re-test fees cannot be carried over and applied to tests on another day.

WHAT TESTS CAN I TAKE WITH A RE-TEST FEE?
Students may only re-test with COMPASS Placement Tests (Math, Reading, Writing, or ESL-Reading, ESL-Writing Sample). This policy is not valid for foreign language placement tests.

WHAT SCORES DO YOU USE TO DETERMINE A STUDENT'S PLACEMENT?
The highest of all active (non-expired) scores shall be used to determine a student's final placement, in the event the re-test scores are lower.

ARE TEST FEES REFUNDABLE?
Re-test fees are NOT refundable once you have paid and a receipt is issued.

MY MATH SCORES ARE EXPIRED, BUT MY ENGLISH SCORES ARE STILL VALID.
DO I PAY RE-TEST FEES IF I CHOOSE TO TAKE BOTH SECTIONS AT THE SAME TIME?
HOW CAN I TAKE THE TEST AGAIN WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY ANY RE-TEST FEES?
Here are the answers to each of the scenarios:

  1. If you take both Math and English at the same time right now, the $25 re-test fee will apply because your English scores are still valid at the time of your re-test.
  2. If you re-test on separate dates, taking the Math section now, then re-take the English section later when your scores expire, fees will not apply for each test session because you would be re-testing with expired scores for each section on separate dates.
  3. If you take both sections of the test after waiting for your English test scores to expire, fees will not apply because you would be re-testing after all test scores have expired.
WHO CANNOT RE-TEST?
Students who received a passing grade (A, B, C, D, CR, P)
   
Kapi'olani Community College Testing Center 4303 Diamond Head Road Honolulu Hawai'i 96816
Information: 808-734-9144 Fax: 808-734-9453 E-mail: kcctest@hawaii.edu