General Information

  • The COMPASS examination is administered to non-traditional students for undergraduate admission purposes.  Effective Summer term 2016 a COMPASS score will no longer be required for admission to UAB
  • Contact the UAB Undergraduate Admissions Office to determine if you need to take this test for admission.
  • Any special accommodations require special approval and any students requesting testing in another state must be requested in advance by emailing

COMPASS Study Guide Information

  Upcoming Test Dates


  • January 13, 28 (10 AM)
  • February 3, 18 (10 AM)
  • March 2, 14 (10 AM)



Cost & Registration

  • $63.50 non-refundable fee (Visa or MasterCard Only)
  • $23.50 per section fee for re-tests (Visa or MasterCard Only)

Register for COMPASS

Test Day Information

  • Report to the UAB Testing Center (936 19th Street South) at least fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled exam time.
  • Bring valid photo-bearing identification (e.g., driver's license, passport, student identification card, etc.).
  • Please allow additional time for parking. Parking information is included in your confirmation email.