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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.


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 to RSVP. 

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

Attendees of our in-person practice tests are expected to abide by our most current safety protocols. Proof of vaccination and completion of a survey, indicating that you agree to these terms, are required.

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

  • Thursday, August 4th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am
  • Thursday, August 11th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 13th, 10:00am
  • Thursday, August 18th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 20th, 10:00am
  • Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, August 27th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, September 3rd, 10:00am
  • Saturday, September 10th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, September 17th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, September 24th, 10:00am
  • Saturday,October 1st, 10:00am
  • Saturday, October 8th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00am
  • Saturday, October 29th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, November 5th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, November 12th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, November 19th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, November 26th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00am
  • Saturday, December 10th, 10:00am
  • Saturday, December 17th, 10:00am

Standard and 50% extended time available on Weekends. Only Standard time available on Weekdays.

Maple Tree Inn (Sunnyvale)

  • August 6th, 9:30am
  • August 20th, 9:30am
  • August 27th, 9:30am
  • September 10th, 9:30am
  • September 17th, 9:30am
  • September 24th, 9:30am
  • October 8th, 9:30am
  • October 22nd, 9:30am
  • November 5th, 9:30am
  • November 19th, 9:30am
  • December 3rd, 9:30am
  • December 17th, 9:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Lafayette Public Library

  • August 6th, 10:30am
  • August 13th, 10:30am
  • August 20th, 10:30am
  • August 27th, 10:30am
  • September 3rd, 10:30am
  • September 10th, 10:30am
  • September 17th, 10:30am
  • September 24th, 10:30am
  • October 1st, 10:30am
  • October 8th, 10:30am
  • October 15th, 10:30am
  • October 22nd, 10:30am
  • October 29th, 10:30am

Standard and 50% extended time available.

Redwood Shores Library

  • August 13th, 10:30am
  • September 3rd, 10:30am
  • October 1st, 10:30am
  • October 15th, 10:30am
  • November 12th, 10:30am
  • December 10th, 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

Some restrictions apply.