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Assessment and Placement

Please note that assessment may be required for first-semester students.

A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education.

Students who entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school prior to the 2003-2004 school year or did not attend a Florida public high school must take the Florida Post Secondary Education Test (P.E.R.T.) or submit SAT,  ACT, Accuplacer, or FCAT  scores that exempt them from the college developmental education program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra.

Students who score below the minimum scores on one or more of the three sections of the P.E.R.T. must complete college preparatory requirements prior to enrolling in college-level courses.

Placement Test Scores - All placement test score results and test scores used for exemption to taking a placement test are valid for 2 years. There is an exception for Adult Education placement testing.

Developmental Education - Students will meet with Academic Advising for recommendations about Developmental Education courses. 


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Last updated: 2017-03-07T18:01:34.503Z