Testing Services

Students who do not have a current ACT or SAT score are required to take the COMPASS test to determine proper placement in math and English courses. Depending upon their scores, students may be placed in extra pre-college level courses in order to build their skills, which ultimately cost the student more time and money. Prospective students are encouraged to take the COMPASS early in order to have time to improve their skills and retake the COMPASS before classes start.

College of the Ouachitas provides prospective students with access to Comfit Learning Software, which is a "refresher course" in English and math. After taking the COMPASS, they are given log in information to the software, which they can access from any computer with an internet connection.

COMPASS/ACCUPLACER tests are given every Wednesday at 9:00 and 1:00 and cost $10. Please allow at least three hours to take the test.

Students who wish to enter the LPN program will need to take the COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test to determine their eligibility. If testing scores meet the requirements (Compass: Reading 83 minimum and Writing 80 minimum. ACCUPLACER Scores: Reading 78 minimum and Sentence Skills 83 minimum, Math will be used as a tie-breaker), the student must attend the mandatory nursing meetings. Scores will be good for 1 year.

Students who wish to enter the RN program will need to take the RN HESI Entrance Exam to determine their eligibility. The cost is $37. This test will be offered once per semester, and students MUST pre-register.


Testing Schedule  
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.
(cost is $10.00)  
Fundamentals of Information Technology Testout
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 9:00 a.m.
(cost is $50.00)  
Call Testing Coordinator to schedule  
RN Admissions Assessment  
For the January RN Program For the May RN Program
Must be completed by 2nd Friday in September Must be completed by 2nd Friday in February
(cost is $37.00) Click here to register

Please Note: A valid email address is required. Once you have selected your test date, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your test payment. Payment MUST be submitted BEFORE the day of the exam.

Proctored Testing  
Please contact: Josh Holiman
  Testing Coordinator
  Phone: 501.332.0225


Questions about testing? Please contact us at 501.332.0225 OR jholiman@coto.edu