Testing Services

Students who do not have a current ACT or SAT score are required to take the COMPASS test to determine proper placement in math and English courses. Depending upon their scores, students may be placed in extra pre-college level courses in order to build their skills, which ultimately cost the student more time and money. Prospective students are encouraged to take the COMPASS early in order to have time to improve their skills and retake the COMPASS before classes start.

College of the Ouachitas provides prospective students with access to Comfit Learning Software, which is a "refresher course" in English and math. After taking the COMPASS, they are given log in information to the software, which they can access from any computer with an internet connection.

COMPASS tests are given every Friday at 9:00 and 1:00 and cost $10. This fee is waived for students who are taking it for the second time after using Comfit. Please allow at least three hours to take the test.

Students who wish to enter the LPN or RN program will need to take the Kaplan Admissions Assessment to determine their eligibility. The cost is $25. This test will be offered twice per year, and students MUST pre-register. Follow this link to register for the LPN Entrance Exam or this one for the RN Entrance exam.


Testing Schedule  
Friday at 9:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.  
(cost is $10.00)  
Fundamentals of Information Technology Testout
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 9:00 AM
(cost is $50.00)  
Call Testing Coordinator to schedule  
LPN Admissions Assessment  
For the January LPN Program For the May LPN Program
1st and 2nd Friday in October 1st and 2nd Friday in March
(cost is $25.00) Click here to register
RN Admissions Assessment  
For the January RN Program For the May RN Program
1st and 2nd Friday in September 1st and 2nd Friday in February
(cost is $25.00) Click here to register
Proctored Testing  
Please contact: Josh Holiman
  Testing Coordinator
  Phone: 501.332.0225


Questions about testing? Please contact us at 501.332.0225 OR jholiman@coto.edu