Placement Test For First Time Freshmen ONLY
The Office of Advising & Testing administers a standardized placement assessment, the ACT COMPASS/ASSET exam. The ACT COMPASS/ASSET assessment is used to properly place Delgado students in their basic courses. The placement assessment is not a pass/fail test.
Applicants will not be refused admission to the college because of test scores. Test scores are used for academic advising and placement only. This placement assessment is comprised of three exams: English, Math and Reading. The placement assessment is primarily administered on computer (COMPASS); however, a paper/pencil version (ASSET) is available. A student is required to take all three tests except when adequate ACT scores or prior course credit have been accepted. An optional biology test is also offered for science majors who wish to bypass General Biology I Lecture and/or Lab. There is a $15 fee for this exam.
For students who want to prepare for the placement test, study booklets are available online at www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html.
The placement assessment is administered only to students who have already been admitted to the College, and have completed the Online Freshman Orientation.
It is mandatory for all First Time Freshman to complete the Online Freshman Orientation before scheduling the placement assessment. The Online Orienation lasts appropriately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
After you complete the online orientation, you will be provided the link to schedule your placement test. After your placement test you will receive your scores and then you may be advised and may register for your class(es) STARS.
City Park 504-671-5080 / 5086
West Bank 504-762-3198 / 3151
Covington 504-671-6629 / 6600
Slidell 504-671-6678 / 6610
TESTING & ASSESSMENT