Placement Testing For Transfer Readmit & Continuing Students

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. The is $15 for students and $30 for non-DCC students.

After your placement test, you will recieve your scores and you may be advised and register your class(es) STARS.

For students who want to prepare for the placement test, study booklets are available online at

The placement assessment is administered to students who have  been admitted to the College and also to community members with prior arrangements.


To schedule your test today, click on the following link:

Appointment scheduling
by Appointment-Plus
Steps to Schedule your appointment:
1. Choose the campus you would like to take your test.
2. Select a time to take your test.
3. Select the date you would like to take your test.
Reminder: Please print out your appointment sheet once you have scheduled your date for testing. Be sure to bring that appointment sheet with you on the day of your test along with 2 pencils and a calculator(if needed).
Contact your nearby Delgado Community College testing center for services available at the site.

City Park 504-671-5080 / 5086

West Bank 504-762-3198 / 3151

Covington 504-671-6629 / 6600

Slidell 504-671-6678 / 6610