CCC offers ACT alternatives to Tigers with Residual, COMPASS tests
CLARKSDALE – Not having an ACT score does not have to stop you from jumpstarting your college education at Coahoma Community College today!

CCC offers ACT alternatives to Tigers with Residual, COMPASS tests

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Fri Jul 31, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Not having an ACT score does not have to stop you from jumpstarting your college education at Coahoma Community College today!

CCC offers several opportunities to prospective students who have not taken the ACT, as well as those who have taken the test, but would like to challenge their scores to avoid intermediate courses.

Through Aug. 28, CCC is offering an on-campus or "residual" ACT testing program to students who were unable to test on a ACT national test date.

The ACT Residual test is designed for those students under the age of 21 who have applied to CCC, but have not met the ACT requirement. The test can be used for entrance to CCC only and cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency.

“While we encourage students to take the ACT before they graduate from high school, this is an excellent opportunity for those who may not have been as prepared for college and missed the ACT national test dates to get the opportunity to enroll in school,” said CCC Academic Testing Coordinator Linda Robinson.

Those students over 21, as well as those Tigers who would to challenge their ACT score for course placement purposes, can get a second-chance with the COMPASS Placement Test.

COMPASS is an untimed, computerized test in reading, writing and math used to evaluate a students’ skill-levels and place them into appropriate courses.

“The ACT Compass Exam is strongly recommended for students over 21 years of age who have been out of school for a while and would like to see how they place in English, Math, and Reading before they take the ACT Residual or National Test,” said Robinson. “It’s also the opportunity for students who didn’t do as well as they’d hoped on the ACT or ACT Residual to challenge those scores and avoid remedial courses.”

Students who have taken the ACT, but wish to improve their placement levels may only attempt the COMPASS placement test one time. Students over 21 who have not taken the ACT may take the COMPASS placement test twice.

The ACT Residual Exam is available during Spring and Fall registration and is also available by request throughout the year. 

Upcoming test dates are: Aug 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, and 28.

Beginning in the Summer 2016, the ACT Residual Exam will be offered during the months of May, June, and July to those students who plan to attend Coahoma Community College. Dates are TBD.

The cost of the ACT Residual Exam is $35.00.  All fees must be paid at the Business Office, located in the Vivian M. Presley Administration Building or by money order on the test date. The COMPASS Placement Exam is available free of charge. Both test are administered in Room #6 of Curry Hall from 8 a.m. to noon on the listed dates.  Students must have picture ID and receipt showing payment before testing. 

Students who plan to attend CCC’s 2015 Orientation and will be taking the ACT Compass Exam can get a jumpstart by registering HERE. 

Students requesting special accommodations, CLICK HERE.

For additional information, contact Robinson at (662) 621-4209; (662) 621-4828 or via email at lrobinson@coahomacc.edu.