Placement Testing for Degree-Seeking Programs
Students entering degree programs, taking degree-credit courses, or any level of English, math, or reading courses are required to take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, CPT, and PERT are accepted. Exemptions to the placement test requirement can be found in Florida Statute1008.3.
1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education(4)(a) 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 United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
An advisor can provide additional information on developmental education options. PSAV (Vocational Certificate) programs must take the T.A.B.E. (Test of Adult Basic Education). Students entering Corrections or Law Enforcement must take the CJBAT test.
NOTE: Test scores have an expiration date. For more information, contact the testing center.
Placement Testing for Career & Technical Programs
- Student seeking admissions to PSAV (career & technical certificates) must take Form A of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education).
- Students seeking admissions to corrections and law enforcement programs must take the CJBAT (Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test).
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) 973-1683 for more information. The TTY telephone number is (850) 973-1611.