General Information

  • The COMPASS examination is administered to non-traditional students for undergraduate admission purposes. 
  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

COMPASS Study Guide Information

  Upcoming Test Dates



  • July 23, 29 (10 AM)
  • August 4, 12, 18, 26 (10 AM)
  • September 4, 9, 17, 23 (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.