Bates to hold testing/placement day

Bates Technical College is offering a special afternoon and evening testing opportunity for people interested in registering for pre-college and college-level academics.

On Monday, February 23, the Assessment Center at Bates downtown campus, 1101 South Yakima Avenue, will be available for COMPASS testing to walk-in customers from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment will be required.
COMPASS is an adaptive national college entrance/ placement test that all incoming students take to match their skill levels with the appropriate-level academic courses.

The tool assesses an individual’s basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics to determine placement in college-level academics required for degree and certificate completion.

For people who already have a degree, COMPASS results may indicate a need to review some basic skills in order to be successful in a new career field.

Bates integrates academics with career training programs, so it is important to test all students to help ensure their success.

A $20 fee covers the complete battery of COMPASS tests.

Open Testing Center
Bates is an Open Testing Center, offering services to students, staff, military personnel and anyone interested in taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country.

GED, Career Explorer, Prometric, Microsoft Office Specialist, and various aptitude tests available at the Center help match strengths, interests and abilities with appropriate career choices.

Call 253/680-7030 for more information.