Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Student Services

Testing Services

It is the mission of Isothermal Community College to ensure adequate access to educational opportunities and successful pursuit of educational goals. For this reason, student assessment is part of the College’s educational program.

Testing services include the administration of ASSET and COMPASS placement tests, GED tests, and the TEAS, PSB, and Challenge Exams for applicants to health sciences programs. New students (with the exception of some certificate applicants) are required to take a placement test prior to admission to Isothermal Community College. Placement tests measure students’ skill level in writing, reading, basic mathematics, and algebra. The placement tests provide valuable assistance in initial course placement. ASSET is a paper/pencil administered placement test, and COMPASS is an un-timed computerized placement testing program.

Policy No: 602-01-00