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Take an SAT or ACT Practice Test:
On-site in the Bay Area or online at home


In-person practice testing has resumed in a limited capacity at some of our Bay Area sites. See the schedule of upcoming dates by location below.

When signing up for an in-person digital test, please note that some school-issued devices, including Chromebooks, block the use of “unsecure” public wi-fi. Be sure to check your device’s permissions, or to plan to bring a personal device (i.e. laptop, tablet, etc.), prior to test day to ensure that you are able to test on-site without issue.


Take a test at home supervised by a live proctor online.
Online tests are offered nearly every weekend.
Click here for more information.


Please call us at (415) 464-8600 or email norcal@compassprep.com to RSVP. 

Compass charges a $50 fee for online and in-person proctored practice tests.

As part of our Practice Test Donation Campaign, 10% of the proceeds from all practice tests will be donated to organizations that enact social change through educational programming! Click here to meet this quarter’s recipient and learn more the PTDC.

Larkspur Office

ACT, Paper-and-Pencil SAT, Digital SAT (bring your own device)
  • Saturday, April 20th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, April 28th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, May 4th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, May 12th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, May 18th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, May 26th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, June 1st, 10:00am
  • Sunday, June 9th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, June 15th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, June 23rd, 10:00am
  • Saturday, June 29th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, July 7th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, July 13th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, July 21st, 10:00am
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, July 27th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, August 4th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 10th, 10:00am
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 10:00am
  • Sunday, August 18th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 24th, 10:00am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Maple Tree Inn (Sunnyvale)

ACT, Paper-and-Pencil SAT, Digital SAT (bring your own device)
  • April 20, 9:30am
  • May 18, 9:30am
  • June 22, 9:30am
  • July 6, 9:30am
  • August 3, 9:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Lafayette Public Library

ACT, Paper-and-Pencil SAT, Digital SAT (bring your own device)
  • Saturday, April 20th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, May 11th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, May 25th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, June 15th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, June 29th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, July 13th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, July 27th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, August 10th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, August 17th, 9:30am
  • Saturday, August 31th, 9:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Redwood Shores Library

ACT, Paper-and-Pencil SAT, Digital SAT (bring your own device)
  • May 11th, 10:30am
  • June 29th, 10:30am
  • August 31st, 10:30am
  • September 14th, 10:30am
  • October 12th, 10:30am
  • November 9th, 10:30am
  • December 14th, 10:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

More Details

Compass provides a variety of options for clients and prospective clients to take practice SATs, PSATs, and ACTs under realistic conditions, and our reporting engine provides insights such as Similar Scorers, SAT/ACT Comparison, and Attractor Answers that no other score report can deliver. You can see one of our interactive score reports here.

For students just getting started, practice tests are an essential part of choosing a test, a timeline, and a plan for preparation. For students already working with Compass, practice tests are an essential part of our programs. See Making a Practice of Practice Testing for a detailed explanation of the benefits of practice testing.

It’s up to you whether you choose the flexibility of a self-administered test or the realism of taking a proctored test with other students. Your Compass director or tutor may make specific recommendations based on your needs. Compass directors are available to help you interpret your results and turn them into concrete decisions.

Self-administered exams: At your convenience.

We can set you up with a test and instructions for self-administration at home. We even have online videos to provide virtual proctoring. Once you complete the exam, you can enter your answers yourself for immediate results or let us handle it for you.

Proctored Practice Sessions: Professionally administered, structured environment.

Some students prefer having a live proctor to mimic the exact testing environment. We provide both online and in-person practice test sessions. Your full score report, including essay scoring, is generally available within two business days.

Testing Accommodations

If you would like to inquire about extended time accommodations, please email us at testing@compassprep.com.

Some restrictions apply.