ADC - Testing Center

The CSI Testing Centers offer professional and secure testing environments for students, faculty and the community. Testing services are available on the main campus, the Mini-Cassia Off-Campus Center, the North side Off-Campus Center and the Blaine County Off-Campus Center. Friendly, knowledgeable proctors are available to administer COMPASS placement, Computer Literacy and faculty exams at all centers. Additionally, CLEP, VUE certification exams, and screening exams are administered on the main CSI Campus.

For more information on the testing center, please watch this informative video.

Contact Info

CSI Testing Center

Valerie Ward, Testing Center Coordinator

Placement Testing COMPASS

All degree-seeking students, and non degree-seeking students taking a Math, English or other applicable course, must take the CSI placement test before registering at the College of Southern Idaho. The placement test may cover reading, writing, mathematics, spelling, and vocabulary. No fee is charged to prospective CSI students taking the COMPASS test for the first time. A nominal fee is charged to retake. This test is NOT used to determine admission to CSI. Rather, the results are used during the educational planning process to assist students in selecting appropriate level courses in which they will be successful. CSI uses the COMPASS test from the American College Testing for placement.

COMPASS Score Request
Placement Test Information
The American College Testing Program
Link to Reading, Writing, and Mathematics COMPASS Sample Items from ACT
Link to ESL COMPASS Sample Items from ACT


Students can take the SAT test through the CSI Testing Center. They need to register online through CollegeBoard ( . The code for the CSI Testing Center is: 13175.

SAT Dates
October 3, 2015
November 7, 2015
December 5, 2015
January 23, 2016 *
March 5, 2016
May 7, 2016
June 4, 2016 *

* CSI will not be administering SAT on Jan 23, 2016 or Jun 4, 2016.


ACT tests are offered on the College of Southern Idaho campus in the Shields Building.  (NOT in the Testing Center).

For more information about ACT test administration at CSI please contact Tina Standlee at (208) 732-6205 or

ACT Testing Dates for 2014 - 2015 are:
September 12, 2015
October 24, 2015
December 12, 2015
February 6, 2016
April 9, 2016
June 11, 2016

Students can register for the ACT online at  The ACT code for CSI is: 009150.