UNM Valencia Campus Logo
  Assessment Center
SW view of Valencia Campus

Compass Placement Testing


Compass Placement





COMPASS Placement tests in reading, math, and English are offered prior to and during each registration period.  Placement tests are administered by the Assessment Center located in the Student Services building.  The COMPASS test is used to determine a student’s placement level. Testing is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis; please contact the Assessment Center at 925-8560 for test dates and times.

New students registering for more than four (4) semester hours of credit or enrolling in a math or English course must take a reading, math, and English placement test.  Exemptions are made for students who have:  1) ACT or SAT scores, or 2) prerequisite course work at other post-secondary institutions.

Practice questions for reading, writing, and math are online at:


Only one COMPASS exam is allowed for placement.  Students may use the COMPASS placement as a challenge to their existing ACT or SAT score; however, advisors will use the most recent test scores for placement purposes.


Assessment Center
Student Services
UNM-Valencia Campus
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM  87031

Phone: 505-925-8560
Fax:     505-925-8901



assessment center entrance