Sign up for Practice Tests


Proctored Diagnostic Tests

On-site in Chicago or online at home


In-person practice testing has resumed in a limited capacity in Chicago. In order to register for this test, you must provide proof of vaccination by emailing a picture of your vaccination record to [email protected]. Wearing a mask is required during the administration. At all times, participants must be six feet apart from one another.

Available tests include the ACT and SAT. Students with extended time will be accommodated if advance notice is provided.

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 (847) 495-8585 or email [email protected] to register.

You will receive an email confirmation with further instructions the week before your test date. Compass charges a $50 fee for online and in-person proctored practice tests.


Residence Inn Wilmette
3205 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091
  • Saturday, September 18, 9AM
  • Saturday, October 2, 9AM
  • Saturday, October 23, 9AM
  • Saturday, November 13, 9AM
  • Saturday, December 11, 9AM


Courtyard by Marriott
1801 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
  • Saturday, September 25, 9AM
  • Saturday, October 16, 9AM
  • Saturday, October 30th, 9AM
  • Saturday, November 20th, 9AM
  • Saturday, December 4th, 9AM
  • Saturday, December 18th, 9AM

Burr Ridge

SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge
90 N Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
  • Saturday, November 20, 9AM
  • Saturday, December 11, 9AM


Chicago Club Inn
630 Pasquinelli Dr, Westmont, IL 60559
  • Saturday, October 9, 9AM
  • Saturday, October 30, 9AM

Highland Park

Dayhouse Coworking
2057 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Sunday, Sept. 26th @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Oct. 10th @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Oct. 24th @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Nov. 7th  @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Nov. 21st @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Dec. 5th @ 9AM
  • Sunday, Dec. 19th @ 9AM

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 experiment with a demo of our interactive score reports here and read more about the powerful capabilities of the reporting platform 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 typically available the same day and always within two business days.

Testing Accommodations

To confirm a reservation with extended time or to discuss whether we can provide other types of accommodations, please call us at (847) 495-8585.