Taking your English and Math assessment is an important first step to college. You will need your COS Student ID number which can be obtained by Applying to College of the Siskiyous.
You also need picture identification. If you need disability-related accommodations to take this exam, contact the DSPS office at (530) 938-5297(530) 938-5297. Please allow at least 3 school days for coordination of accommodations.
If you are taking your assessment at another community college please check with their assessment center to find out what you will need. After taking the assessment fax or mail the following information to the COS Assessment Center:
The College of the Siskiyous testing instrument is the ACT Compass. You must have an appointment to take the COMPASS test. The COMPASS is approximately 2 hours long. Your results are available immediately after you have finished.
Assessments must be taken prior to your SOAR (orientation) appointment.
You may take the test again after your first attempt immediately (without a standard wait period). To take the test for the third or subsequent times, one of the following must happen: (1) Wait period of 30 days; or (2) Remediation (as determined by a COS Counselor). Please note that if you took the assessment two or more years ago, the re-take process starts over.