Placement testing

All new students seeking a certificate or degree from Chemeketa are required to take the placement test or submit a placement test waiver. We offer tests administered on computers or on paper –

  • COMPASS is the computer-based placement test
  • ASSET is a paper/pencil version of the placement test. It is an alternative to the computerized test

To take the test, you must

  • Submit an admission application (processing time is 2-3 business days)
  • Bring photo ID and a Chemeketa ID number (K#)

Salem Campus Testing

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

Monday & Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 5pm (Must begin test before 3pm)

Tuesday 10am – 8pm (Must begin test before 5pm)

Community Locations

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