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Placement Exam Preparation

Henry Ford College students are required to take course placement tests in English and Mathematics called the COMPASS.

Students can save time and money by preparing before taking the course placement tests by possibly scoring high enough to avoid taking developmental classes they may not need. With preparation, research has shown that students are more likely to place in the highest level course they have the knowledge to pass. You are strongly encouraged to practice before taking the COMPASS.

Click on the links below for short videos that will help you prepare. After the links to the short videos, you will see links to practice tests.

Introduction to the COMPASS Placement Exam (1 min. 46 sec.)

COMPASS Math Placement Exam Preparation Part 1 (4 min. 55 sec.)

COMPASS Math Placement Exam Preparation Part 2 (5 min. 2 sec.)

COMPASS Reading Placement Exam (3 min. 36 sec.)

COMPASS Writing Placement Exam (3 min. 46 sec.)