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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 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 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
  • March 18th, 9:00am
  • April 1st, 9:00am
  • April 15th, 9:00am
  • April 29th, 9:00am
  • May 6th, 9:00am
  • May 20th, 9:00am
  • June 3rd, 9:00am
  • June 17th, 9:00am
  • June 24th, 9:00am

Highland Park

Dayhouse Coworking
2057 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
  • May 21st, 9:00am
  • June 4th, 9:00am
  • June 18th, 9:00am
  • July 2nd, 9:00am
  • July 16th, 9:00am


SpringHill Suites
4305 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555
  • May 13th, 11:00am
  • May 27th, 11:00am
  • June 10th, 11:00am
  • July 1st, 11:00am
  • July 29th, 11:00am
  • August 26th, 11:00am
  • September 23rd, 11:00am
  • October 28th, 11:00am
  • November 25th, 11:00am
  • December 16th, 11:00am

Chicago Loop

Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
  • May 20th, 10:00am
  • June 17th, 10:00am
  • July 15th, 10:00am
  • August 12th, 10:00am
  • September 9th, 10:00am
  • October 14th, 10:00am
  • November 11th, 10:00am
  • December 9th, 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

Some restrictions apply.