Missouri State University - West Plains


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COMPASS is used for placement in courses which have a math and reading prerequisite. ACT scores can be used in lieu of COMPASS. Students who have taken the ACT but seek higher placement should also take the COMPASS.


Call (417) 255-7943 to schedule appointment.

Testing Location:

Testing Services in the Garnett Library at 304 W. Trish Knight St. Come in the main door and go down the ramp.


$10.00 check or cash. On June 1, 2015, that fee will increase to $15.00


On the date of the test bring the following items:

  • Valid ID
  • Please leave all personal items, including cell phone, in your vehicle or at home.

Study resources:


Contact Information:

Testing Services

Garnett Library Mezzanine
304 W. Trish Knight
West Plains, MO 65775
Victoria Howerton, Coordinator of Testing and Prior Learning Assessment
P: (417) 255-7943
F: (417) 255-7944

Hours of Operation:

8:00 AM-7:00 PM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

COMPASS Testing Dates

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