Testing Center


Welcome to the University of New Mexico-Gallup Testing Center webpage.

Our Testing Center offers:

Compass is a comprehensive computer adaptive placement testing system that is developed by ACT.

The Compass/Placement test tells you and the college, important information about your current skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics.

To prepare for the Compass/Placement Assessment, you may view test samples at   ACT - Sample Test Questions .

We highly recommend review of the sample problems to allow yourself the opportunity to obtain the best results.

During the test we provide a four function calculator, pencil and scratch paper.

There is No Time Limit for Testing. Generally, the test takes an average of two to three hours. The amount of time spent varies from person to person and depends on how much they know. It is very Important to Take Your Time.

Your scores will help you and your advisor determine the best sequence of courses for you.

Your scores are valid for six months, therefore make sure you give yourself enough time to test.

Compass Testing is now on a walk-in Basis
No appointment required
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Proctoring services are available at the testing center for UNM-Gallup campus students and Outside University students.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

UNM-G Student Guidelines:
To take a missed, re-take, or make-up exam, Students must present a Photo ID. Student's who need special accommodations must present their ARC letters and schedule an appointment.

Testing Policies:

  • Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated
  • Student may not have any personal items while testing, (NO cellphones, Ipods, etc.)
  • Students may not leave the testing center once they have started
  • Students will follow instructor's written guidelines to complete each test/exam

Outside University Guidelines:
Students testing from an Outside University must schedule an appointment to take Online Exams, Mailed Exams, Accuplacers, etc. Please present an ID at time of testing.

Test Proctoring Fee: $25 per test for all non-UNM University students.

Payments can be made at the Cashier's desk. Please submit a copy of your receipt on the day of your testing appointment.

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