Sign up for Practice Tests


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.


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 [email protected] to RSVP. 

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

In order to register for an in-person test, you must email proof of vaccination to [email protected]. Wearing a mask is required during the administration. At all times, participants must be six feet apart from one another.

Larkspur Office


September 18th, 10:00am
September 25th, 10:00am
October 2nd, 10:00am
October 9th, 10:00am
October 16th, 10:00am
October 23rd, 10:00am
October 30th, 10:00am
November 6th, 10:00am
November 13th, 10:00am
November 20th, 10:00am
November 27th, 10:00am
December 4th, 10:00am
December 11th, 10:00am
December 18th, 10:00am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Maple Tree Inn (Sunnyvale)


September 25th, 9:30am
October 2nd, 9:30am
October 16th, 9:30am
November 13th, 9:30am
November 20th, 9:30am
December 11th, 9:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Lafayette Public Library


August 14th, 10:30am
August 28th, 10:30am
September 18th, 10:30am
October 2nd , 10:30am
October 9th , 10:30am
October 23rd , 10:30am
November 6th , 10:30am
December 4th, 10:30am
December 18th, 10:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Redwood Shores Library


October 9th, 10:30am
October 23rd, 10:30am
November 6th, 10:30am
December 18th, 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 call us at (415) 464-8600 or fill out the request form.