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Placement Tests and Exemptions

Please note that assessment may be required for first-semester students. Per Florida state rule 6A-10.0315, a degree-seeking 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.  All students who entered 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 program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra.  The above placement test rule applies to students enrolling in CTE, Career and Technical Education, programs.  If the student earned a Florida standard high school diploma, they are exempt from taking the TABE and meeting basic skills requirements.   

Placement instruments are not used for admission to the college; although, they may be used as a guide for admission to certain limited access programs. There are two types of assessment instruments for general admission to the college: the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Both measure reading, math and language skills. The placement test for degree programs (AA, AS and BAS) and business or computer related college credit certificates is the P.E.R.T. The placement test for Career and Technical Education certificate programs and the EMT, Office Support and Paramedic certificate programs is the TABE. All placement tests and tests used for exemption to the placement tests are valid for two years.  .  An increase in placement score requirements for ACT Reading and all P.E.R.T. cut scores is effective October 22, 2013.   

Exemptions to the Placement Tests

Postsecondary Education Readiness (P.E.R.T.) - You are not required to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:

  • SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading or 440 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), or 500 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
  • ACT scores of 19 or above on the reading or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), or 21 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
  • Accuplacer (CPT) scores of 83 or above on both the reading and language or for math 85 or above on arithmetic and 72 or above on the elementary algebra.
  • Proof of successful completion of the equivalent of ENC 1101 (Introduction to Composition) or MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra) at another college
  • FCAT scores of 262 or above on Reading 2.0 or 375 or above on Math (Level 5)

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) - You are not required to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:

  • SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading, or 440 or above on math
  • ACT scores of 19 or above on the reading, or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math
  • P.E.R.T. scores of 106 or above on the reading, or 103 or above on the writing, or 114 or above on the math.
  • Accuplacer(CPT) scores of 83 or above on the reading, or 83 or above on the sentence skills for math 85 or above on arithmetic and 72 or above on the elementary algebra
  • You already have an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher.
  • FCAT scores of 262 or above on Reading 2.0 or 375 or above on Math (Level 5)
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Last updated: 2014-08-04T21:10:41.811Z