Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.30 requires standardized testing to assess the basic reading, communication, and computation skills of entering students. Students who do not meet minimum reading, communication, or computation scores must immediately begin, and continue in subsequent semesters, remediation in all areas in which they are deficient.
Students may complete remediation through enrollment and must receive a satisfactory (C or higher grade) in each of the college preparatory courses for which they are enrolled. Students who do not need remediation in all three of the basic skills courses may register for classes in areas for which they are qualified while undergoing remediation in the area(s) of deficiency.
First time in college applicants who apply must have taken a college placement test prior to the completion of registration. The college accepts scores on ACT, SAT, or PERT placement tests that are no more than two years old.
Call the Test Center at (850) 973-9451 to inquire about testing dates during the year.
If you need any special accommodations, please contact Student Disability Services at least 14 days in advance of your testing date. In some cases, approval for standardized testing with accommodations may take longer to arrange. Please call Student Disability Services at (850) 973-9462 or (850) 973-9411 for more information. The TTY telephone number is (850) 973-1611.
Placement Testing for Degree-Seeking Programs
All students entering degree programs, taking degree-credit courses, or any level of English, math, or reading courses must take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, CPT, PERT are accepted. Scores may be no more than two (2) years old.
PERT information: Call (850) 973-9451 or email Testing@nfcc.edu. For more information click on the PERT link to your left.
Placement Testing for Career & Technical Programs
- Student seeking admissions to PSAV (career & technical certificates) must take Form A of the T.A.B.E. (Test for Adult Basic Education).
- Students seeking admissions to corrections and law enforcement programs must take the CJBAT (Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test).
For testing information: Call (850) 973-9451 or (850) 973-1257 or email Testing@nfcc.edu.
NFCC is an accessible campus. If you have a disability and need an accommodation for a test, please set up an appointment with the Office for Student Disability Services at 850-973-9462 or 850-973-9411 (V) or 850-973-1611 (TTY) at least 14 days before the test. Bring your disability documentation to this appointment. After the meeting and the paperwork review, the appropriate accommodations will be provided.