click to see the next picture click to see the next picture
Future Students Current Students Faculty and Staff Hawk's Nest Visitors JDCC Facebook JDCC Twitter JDCC Google+ JDCC YouTube JDCC LinkedIn JDCC Facebook JDCC Twitter JDCC Google+ JDCC YouTube JDCC LinkedIn
this is a spacer
this is a spacer2
  this is a spacer   this is a spacerDown ArrowContact Us      Down ArrowJD  Tools

Placement Testing Policy


COMPASS Testing Schedule

Atmore Campus: 

By Appointment Only.  Students must call 251-368-7603 to schedule an appointment.

Brewton Campus: 

Every Thursday at 1:30pm and every Friday at  8:00am. (excluding State and local holidays) in the Wallace Building, Room 110.  No registration is required for these testing dates.

Placement Policy

All entering students who enroll in associate degree or certificate programs and who enroll for more than four credit hours or eight weekly contact hours per semester will be assessed through administration of the ACT/ASSET, COMPASS, or another approved assessment instrument and be placed at the appropriate developmental level as indicated by the assessment results with exceptions to be determined by the Dean of Instruction.  All placement test results are considered a part of the student's permanent academic record.

Entering students may be requested to have the results of all tests they have taken, including the ACT and/or SAT, forwarded to the College.  This information may be used in conjunction with the results of the pre-registration testing for placement of students in appropriate courses and curricula.

Students who are first-time college students or who have not taken English or math at another postsecondary institution must take the COMPASS test before placement in English or math.  Students meeting the following exemptions will not be required to participate in COMPASS testing:

  • Any student scoring 470 or above on the SAT writing, reading, and math sections, or 20 or above on the ACT English, reading, and math who enroll in JDCC within three years of high school graduation;
  • Students who have an associate degree or higher;
  • Students who transfer degree-creditable college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of "C" or better;
  • Students who are enrolled in classes for avocational reasons only;
  • Students in certain short certificate programs having no English or mathematics requirements;
  • Students who have completed required developmental course-work at another Alabama College System institution within the last three years;
  • Audit students;
  • Students who can provide documentation of assessment (COMPASS or ASSET) within the last three years;
  • Transient students.

Sample questions on the COMPASS test may be viewed at

Re-Testing Policy

Each section of the COMPASS test may be repeated only ONCE, at a charge of $8.00 per section ($24.00 for entire test).  This re-test fee must be paid in the Business Office on either the Atmore or Brewton campus. Students who choose to re-test should do so on the same campus where they originally tested.    Students must present a receipt showing the fee has been paid before re-testing. 

For More Information
Student Affairs

JDCC Facebook JDCC Twitter JDCC Google+ JDCC YouTube JDCC Facebook JDCC Twitter JDCC Google+ JDCC YouTube

Questions? | Contact Us | Consumer Information | P.O. Box 958 Brewton, AL 36427
Admissions: 251-809-1594 | College Information: 251-867-4832 | © 2016 JDCC
Emergency Communications | JD Alert | Campus Safety | Student Complaint Process | Formal Complaint Process
this is a spacer2

Alabama Community College Logo          
Jefferson Davis Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.