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Placement Testing

State law requires that all students be assessed before enrolling in college.  ESOL testing is arranged through Jackie Stirling or the Continuing Education Office at 281-357-3676.

Lone Star College–Tomball offers the ACCUPLACER/COMPASS test as an alternative to THEA for students who will be attending our college. The entire test fee is $29. Individual sections (math, writing, reading) of the test are $10. Please bring your receipts to the Assessment Center. 

ACCUPLACER is a computerized placement test covering reading, math and writing (objective and essay) skills. It helps determine your course placement. Students usually take 3 - 4 hours to complete all parts of the exam.  COMPASS is another computerized re-testing option if you are dissatisfied with your placement.

You will receive your scores upon completion of the test. Your test scores will be explained further when you meet with an advisor to select your courses.

Please visit the Advising office to get a testing ticket, pay the associated fees at the Bursar office and bring the ticket, receipt and a photo ID (drivers license, school ID, etc) to the Assessment Center in order to take the test.

Please visit the following online resources before testing to ensure the best placement:

Things to Know about Compass:

Things to Know about Accuplacer:

No appointment is necessary to take the Placement test. Below are the periods in which you must arrive for Placement testing.

Fall/Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please visit the Advising office to get a testing ticket, and bring the ticket, the receipt and a photo ID (drivers license, school ID, etc) to the assessment center in order to take the test.

We are located in Room L201, second floor of the library.

For more information please contact us:
Assessment Center e-mail

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