The COMPASS placement test is administered on the computer and includes writing, reading and math. Most students finish within two hours, but you should allow up to one hour for each portion of the test. You will receive scores immediately after testing.

To take the test, you should –

  • Submit an admission application (processing time is two to three business days)
  • Bring your photo ID and Chemeketa ID number (K#)

Salem Campus Testing

Walk-in testing is available year-round Monday-Thursday in Building 6, Room 216 (except holidays and college closure days).

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

10 am - 5 pm (must begin test before 3 pm)


10 am - 8 pm (must begin test before 6 pm)

Community Locations

Testing is available by appointment only. Contact the location to schedule.