Admissions Testing for Nontraditional Applicants
Online registration for COMPASS on this site is for nontraditional applicants to Georgia State University only. You will need to use your Panther ID number, not your SSN, for registration. To check your admission status, fill in the requested information. If your application submission is very recent, your number may not be available.
Please call the Office of Admissions at 404-413-2500 for assistance.
COMPASS for non-traditional applicants to Georgia State University may be taken only twice, with a minimum of 90 days between test dates. If applicants do not achieve the minimum requirements in those two attempts, they will have to wait five years in order to be eligible to re-apply as a non-traditional applicant.
COMPASS assessments include Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The number of sections an applicant is required to take is determined by the Admissions Office upon review of application and transcript material.
On Test Day:
Candidates are to bring one valid government-issued photo-bearing form identification such as a driver’s license, passport, and permanent resident, state or military identification card.
To Register for the Test:
Applicants must register online for a testing appointment. A Panther ID number issued from Georgia State University is required for online registration. The testing fee of $28.00 is payable at the time of registration. The testing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable (i.e., if you cannot attend on the date for which you registered, your fee will not be refunded; nor can your registration date cannot be transferred once the appointment is confirmed).
Carefully read the information below before registering for the test. If you are not an applicant to Georgia State University, and register at this online site, your fee will not be refunded.
Upcoming Test Dates:
Monday, October 5: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 8: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Monday, October 12: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Friday, October 30: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Monday, November 9 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Friday, November 13: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Registration is available online at Register Blast. When registering, remember to use your Panther ID number assigned by Georgia State University, not a social security number.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Testing for Another Institution or Organization:
If you wish to take COMPASS for another institution, contact your school to find out whether they allow Remote Testing for COMPASS, and follow the instructions on your confirmation notice. The $28.00 fee (payable by money order only) for testing at Georgia State will be paid at the time that you come to test. If your school does not offer Remote Testing, or if you need to take COMPASS for employment purposes, you may take it as an individually proctored exam, by appointment. The proctor fee is $20.00 per hour or portion of an hour. Appointments for those tests may be arranged by calling 404-413-1738.
Please also see information located at Distance Learning.