Compass test ! ? Damn
As most of you on here know, I've been off work lately due to an injury (getting better though, alot better).
Well, I've had time to think and made this insane decision, about a month ago, that I was going to go to college.
I always wanted a better level of education than I have received (GED equivalent, 10th grade drop out)
But have just never done it.
People have been urging me to do so for years, since I like to read and study so much in my spare time .
Finally just thought "What the hell do I have to lose ?,". and I applied.
They got a copy of my GED and a written paper from me, explaining why I want to go.
Now, their telling me that in order for me to get in, I have one final step and that is to take the Compass test, which I had never heard of.
I googled it and saw tests involving Algebra, Geometry and even Trigonometry. I was like WHAT ! I never got past pre-algebra and that was 20 years ago. Even then, I used that stuff more for paper wads and pocket pool than anything else.
I know that there are college graduates and college students on here. I was wondering, how does this damn thing work ? Has anyone on here ever had to take one of these ?
The reading and writing sections that were mentioned in my google searches do not bother me. I read and write incessantly. But MATH ! Some webpages stated that students could bring a calculator to the test, but I would have absolutely no idea how to even use a calculator for Algebra. I am not even going to touch such ideas as Trig and Geometry, might as well be speaking Russian to me.
Am I going to be denied the opportunity to finally go to college, because I have not been to a math class in 20 years ? How the hell does this work ? Anyone know ?
“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno