I took the ACT Compass test today at Pierce College. The test measures a student’s readiness for college-level courses and helps the college advisers guide you through the classes you need to take while in college.
I had to take the test because Pierce, as a community college, doesn’t accept SAT scores. I lucked out, however, in that I was able to skip the math portion of the exam (the longest part.) I already have college credit for Pre-Calculus and Statistics through Everett Community College thanks to a program at my high school, so they will just put me in whatever math class I need for my degree (if any). I also have a few AP tests that the college will have to take a look at.
On the test itself, I did extremely well. Each section is out of 100 points and I received a 96 in reading and a 97 in writing. Typically a score in the 90s means that the freshman English courses will be waived, but I’m not sure if Pierce does that.
As a bonus, I walked around the campus for a few minutes and met up with a good friend of mine, who happens to work for the Office of Student Life. We only talked for a few minutes because she was busy, but it was still very nice to see her.
My only complaint is that the campus has no parking. I mean, the parking lots are huge, but with 3000 students I couldn’t find a parking spot for a few minutes. Dealing with that everyday will suck.