How and Where do I take the Running Start Entrance Exams

There are several Entrance Exams used for  placement into the

Running Start Program. 

 

 

 

Your first step is to decide which Community or Technical College you would like to attend.

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Since most Rogers High School Students attend Pierce College, we will provide the most detailed information for that school.  If you are interested in attending another Community or Technical College, Links are provided for those schools at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

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  Click to go to the Pierce College Running Start Page

 

 

 

Pierce College uses the Compass Test to detemine eligibility and placement into the Running Start Program.  It is recomended that you take some time to practice and get ready for the test.  Click on the Icon Below to go to the practice questions.

 

   

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Click for Practice Questions

 

 

   

 

Once you have practiced the test, it is time for you to go and schedule a time and date to take the Compass at

Pierce College.

 

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 This test is taken on a computer and is not a timed test. Please leave yourself plenty of time  to take the test so you will not feel rushed.

 

  

 

Please be advised that this test can only be taken two times in a calender year.  This means if you don't qualify when you take the test the first time, you have one more opportunity to take the exam (you must wait one week inbetween exams).  If you do not qualify the second time, you must wait one calendar year before attempting the exam again - - - Practice Practice  Practice

 

 

Pierce college has a Puyallup Campus and a Fort Steilacoom Campus.  Please follow the links below for each campus testing sites and directions.

 

 

Pierce College Testing Center - Puyallup Campus

Click for Puyallup Testing Center

 

Pierce College Testing Center - Fort Steilacoom Campus

Click for Fort Steilacoom Test Center

 

 

 

 

How will I know what my Compass Test Results Mean?                                                                    Image       

 

You will recieve your test results immediately following your test.

 

Use the chart below to determine your qualifications - Remember you must qualify into English 101 and Math 107 at a minimum.  

 

 

                              PIERCE COLLEGE

      COMPASS SCORES ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

WRITING SKILLS

READING SKILLS

 

PRE-ALGEBRA

 

ALGEBRA

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

 

TRIGONOMETRY

 

ABE

 

0-5

 

ABE

 

0-45

 

ABE

 

0-18

 

USE PRE-ALGEBRA PLACEMENT

0-25

 

USE ALGEBRA PLACEMENT

0-30

MATH 107/146/

142/148/or 131

0-67

SEE ADVISOR*

 

ENGLISH 96

 

6-15

 

 

MATH 51

 

19-36

 

MATH 60/96

 

26-30

MATH 107/141/

146/147/ or 131

31-67

SEE ADVISOR*

MATH 107/146/

148/151/ or 131

68-100

SEE ADVISOR*

 

ENGLISH 98

 

16-49

 

READING 55

 

46-55

 

MATH 51/54

37-59

SEE ADVISOR

MATH 60/95

/96

or 98

MATH 107/146/

142/148/ or 131

68-100

SEE ADVISOR*

 

 

31-39

SEE ADVISOR*

 

ENGLISH 99

50-75

 

READING 75

56-78

 

 

 

 

 

S

MATH 54/60

/96

 

 

MATH 95 or 98

40-64

SEE ADVISOR*

 

 

 

60-70

EE ADVISOR*

ENGLISH 101

 

Writing Score - 76-100

AND

Reading Score - 79-100

 

 

 

 

MATH 60/96

 

71-100

 

 

 

MATH 95/98/107/

141/146/147/ or 131

 

65-75

 

SEE ADVISOR*

 

 

 

 

READING 101

 

79-87

 

COLLEGE LEVEL

READING

 

88-100

 

MATH 107/141/

146/147/ or 131

 

76-100

SEE ADVISOR*

 

 

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If you are interested the Running Start Program in any of the following Colleges

Please Follow the links to their Running Start Pages by clicking on the logo

 

 

 

 

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