The
preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT
Exam,
which is
administered in September, October, December, February, April and
June of
each
year (click ACT link at
left for more details). However, MAC also
offers the
COMPASS
examination for those
students unable to complete the
ACT prior to registration.
The
COMPASS test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s
Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. You do not need
computer skills to take the test;
it is extremely userfriendly and is less
stressful than traditional
paper and pencil tests. The COMPASS is designed
to measure current
skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used
to select
appropriate levels of the English and Math courses you will take.
If
you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like
to retake
the COMPASS,
you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish
in
one or all of the three subject areas.
Mineral Area College Placement Scores: (EFFECTIVE FALL 2015)
ENGLISH: ACT AND COMPASS
COURSE PLACEMENT 
ACT ENGLISH
SCORE 
COMPASS ENG/WRITING SCORE 
ENG 1330 English Composition I 
18+ 
70+ 
ENG 0970 Basic Writing II
(LCENG 0240, 0250, 0260) 
1317 
2769 
ENG 0960 Basic Writing I
(LCENG 0210, 0220, 0230) 
012 
026 
MATH: ACT SCORES
MAT1650 Calculus I 
28+ 
MAT1600 Calculus for Business 
27 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
27 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
2226 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed) 
2226 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
1921 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
1518 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra (LCMAT 0110, 0120, 0130) 
1518 
MAT0900 Arithmetic (LCMAT 0020, 0030, 0040) 
014 
MATH: COMPASS SCORES

ALG 
CALG 
TRIG 
MAT1650 Calculus I 
95100 
76100 
67100 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
90 94 
7275 
6366 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
6689 
5371 
4662 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math 
6689 
5371 
4662 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
3865 
3152 
Use CALG 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
2337 
2330 
Use CALG 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra (LC
MAT 0110, 0120, 0130) 
2337 
2330 
Use CALG 
MAT0900 Arithmetic (LCMAT 0020, 0030, 0040) 
022 
022 
Use CALG 
READING: ACT AND COMPASS
ACT COMPASS
Reading Courses Not Required 
18+ 
81+ 
RDG 0900  College Reading & Study Skills 
1217 
5180 
RDG 0750  Basic Reading Skills 
011 
050 
The fee for the COMPASS test is $20 for all three test subject areas, $15 for two test subject areas, or $10 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check.
Click here to schedule your COMPASS exam.
MINERAL AREA COLLEGE DAILY 

COMPASS 

TESTING 

SCHEDULE 


PARK HILLS CAMPUS 






Monday 

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Thursday 

Friday 
8:30 A.M. 

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8:30 A.M. 

8:30 A.M. 
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12:30 P.M. 
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*Subject to change 


PERRYVILLE CAMPUS COMPASS TESTING SCHEDULE
Call 5735474143 or come to office to schedule testing time.
If you would like to take a sample
test online, please click the following link: COMPASS
Sample Test
For COMPASS test preparation, please click the following link:
COMPASS Test Prep
For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:
Free Math Help
Mathway
If
you still have questions regarding the COMPASS test, please contact
Mike Easter,
Director of Assessment at 5735182188.
