Please note that assessment may be required for first-semester students.
All students entering Daytona State must take the Florida Post Secondary Education Test (P.E.R.T.) or submit a State of Florida standard high school diploma indicating appropriate coursework, and acceptable Advanced Placement, SAT or ACT scores that exempt them from the college preparatory 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. Students have the following options at Daytona State:
- Complete Daytona State College Preparatory courses (ENC 0015/L, ENC 0025/L, REA 0007/L, REA 0017/L, MAT 0018/L, MAT 0028/L) as placed by the assessment instrument. Students who place into the College Prep program for mathematics must complete Intermediate Algebra (MAT1033) following successful completion of MAT0028. Students who place into REA0017 will be required to take Dynamics of Student Success (SLS1122). MAT 1033 and SLS 1122 are college credit courses that can only be used as elective credit towards the AA degree. Upon the successful completion of the College Prep program, students may enroll in college level courses for which the co-requisites or pre-requisites are met.
- The School of Adult Education offers CTE preparatory instruction for the TABE exam for those student who have not met the basic entry / exit level test requirements.
- Improve scores on the P.E.R.T. by enrolling in courses offered by the School of Adult Education program. Students exercising this option must retake and pass the appropriate sections of P.E.R.T. prior to enrolling in college level courses.
Writing and Reading:
- ENC0015: Writing I (4 credits): Students who score below 90 in writing on the P.E.R.T.
- ENC0025: Writing II (4 credits): Students who score 90-98 in writing on the P.E.R.T.
- REA0007: Reading I (4 credits): Students who score below 84 in reading on the P.E.R.T.
- REA0017: Reading II (4 credits): Students who score 84-103 in reading on the P.E.R.T.
Those who place in the 0015 or 0007 sections are particularly weak and should build their schedules around their developmental work. Students are encouraged enroll in A Term sections that will allow them to complete both levels (ENC0015 & ENC0025) in a single semester so that they can be caught up and prepared for college level work by their second semester at the college.
MAT0018 : Math I (Pre-Algebra) and Lab (4 credits) : Students who score less than 96 on the Math portion of the P.E.R.T.
MAT0028 : Math II (Elementary Algebra) and Lab) (4 credits) : Students who score 96-112 on the Math portion of the P.E.R.T.
Students who place into the college preparatory courses will be required to begin those courses in their first semester and will be provided a program of study by an Academic Advisor using the following guidelines:
- Reading, writing and math courses require weekly attendance at the Learning Center in addition to regular class sessions.
- Students must continue to enroll in the college prep courses until they complete the program and demonstrate mastery of the required developmental education competencies.