Placement Testing
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In order to make certain that you register for the correct classes, Georgia Perimeter College requires all new students to take placement tests before registration. There are placement tests for Math and English. All new students (even the Americans) have to take placement testing unless they can exempt them. There is a placement testing fee of $20.00


You must schedule the test and pay the testing fee prior to taking these placement tests. Testing fees are paid at the Student Accounts office.  Examinees are advised to contact the Testing Center on the campus they plan to attend for questions about testing, for the location of the tests, and to obtain further instructions.

To schedule COMPASS Testing (Computerized) or ENSL Placement Testing call:

Campus Testing Centers:

  • Clarkston Campus: (678) 891-3703
  • Decatur Campus: (678) 891-2755
  • Dunwoody Campus: (770) 274-5442
  • Newton Campus: (770) 278-1280



English Proficiency Tests


All students are required to show English Language Proficiency prior to registering for college level coursework. English proficiency tests are not required for students who 1) score 480 or above on the verbal portion of the SAT I, have transfer credit for English Composition I from an accredited college in the United States or Canada, or have acceptable GCE “A” level scores in English (not English literature).


All other students are required to take either the COMPASS English and Reading test, or the English as Second Language Placement test in order to show English language proficiency.


COMPASS English and Reading Placement Test


The COMPASS English and Reading Placement Test was designed for students whose 1) native language is English and 2) who completed secondary (high school) education in one of these countries: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (all provinces except Québec ), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom, United States


All other students – as well as US High School graduates who have ENSL courses on their high school transcripts – are required to take the English as Second Language Placement Test


COMPASS Math Placement Test


All new students are required to show that they are ready for College Algebra – unless they have transfer credit for college level math from an accredited college or university.



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