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Proctored Diagnostic Tests

On-site in Chicago or online at home


In-person practice testing has resumed in a limited capacity in Chicago. Available tests include the ACT, paper-and-pencil SAT, and digital SAT*. Students with extended time will be accommodated if advance notice is provided.

*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.

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 chicago@compassprep.com 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.

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.


Courtyard by Marriott
1801 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
  • November 18th, 9:00am
  • December 2nd, 9:00am
  • January 6th, 9:00am
  • January 13th, 9:00am
  • January 27th, 9:00am
  • February 3rd, 9:00am
  • February 17th, 9:00am
  • February 24th, 9:00am
  • March 9th, 9:00am
  • March 16th, 9:00am
  • March 30th, 9:00am
  • April 6th, 9:00am
  • April 20th, 9:00am
  • May 4th, 9:00am
  • May 18th, 9:00am
  • May 25th, 9:00am

Highland Park

Dayhouse Coworking
2057 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
  • November 19th, 9:00am
  • December 3rd, 9:00am
  • December 17th, 9:00am
  • January 7th, 9:00am
  • January 21st, 9:00am


SpringHill Suites
4305 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555
  • November 25th, 11:00am
  • December 16th, 11:00am
  • January 13th, 11:00am
  • February 3rd, 11:00am
  • March 16th, 11:00am
  • April 13th, 11:00am
  • May 11th, 11:00am

Chicago Loop

Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
  • December 9th, 10:00am
  • January 6th, 10:00am
  • January 20th, 10:00am
  • February 10th, 10:00am
  • March 2nd, 10:00am
  • March 23rd, 10:00am
  • April 27th, 10:00am
  • May 18th, 10:00am

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.