FAQs

1. What is the purpose of the COMPASS admission/placement testing?


The purpose of the COMPASS admission/placement test is to evaluate incoming students skill level in English, Reading and Math. This is an important test because it determines acceptance and/or course placement.

2. How do I know which COMPASS test I need to take?


The Office of Admissions will provide student(s) with the appropriate test requirements based on minimum requirements for acceptance. 

3. How do I register for a COMPASS test?


Please review the online SSU Academic calendar at www.savannahstate.edu for a list of test dates or contact the Testing Office at (912) 358-4487 or email testing@savannahstate.edu for more information.

4. How do I register for the following tests?


SAT or ACT?

Please visit the appropriate website:  SAT (www.collegeboard.com ) or ACT (www.act.org) for detailed information.


GRE or GMAT?
For complete information about GRE and GMAT, please visit www.gre.org and www.mba.com. Students must make arrangement for testing through the Sylvan Learning Center at (912) 355-2267.


LSAT?
For complete information about LSAT, please visit www.lsac.org.


6. How do I register for a proctored exam?


Contact the Testing Office (912) 358-4487 for more information and test reservation.


7. What is the CLEP Exam and when is it administered?


The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to gain credit for course(s) by examination. Each student at Savannah State University may CLEP up to 15 semester credit hours. This test is offered once on the third Wednesday of each month.  Contact the Testing Office (912) 358-4487 for more information. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat at least two weeks in advance.


8. What is the DSST Exam and when is it administered?


The Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) is designed to allow non-SSU students and military personnel to receive credit for college classes through examination utilizing non-traditional ways of education:  on the job training, self-study and other life experiences.  This test is offered once on the third Wednesday of each month. Contact the Testing Office (912) 358-4487 for more information. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat at least two weeks in advance.

9. What if I have a disability and require special accommodations?


Contact Ms. Amelia Castilian-Moore in the Counseling & Disabilities Center at (912) 358-3115 for more information.