The SAT

The SAT is used as a placement exam at Seminole State. If you do not do well on part of the test, you may still enter a specific program. SAT scores simply tell us what your strengths and weaknesses are so we can place you in the appropriate courses and help you complete your program.

Who should take the SAT?

The state of Florida requires students to take an admissions or placement test before entering certain programs. The test you take depends on the program you wish to enter. You should take the SAT if you:

  • Are entering a college-credit degree or certificate program, and
  • Have not already taken the SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT; or took the SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT more than two years ago.

The SAT meets state requirements for students entering a college-credit program.

I've already taken the SAT. How do I transfer my scores to Seminole State?

You are responsible for ensuring that Seminole State receives your official SAT scores. To be valid, scores must be received directly from the test publisher in a sealed envelope. Seminole State will not accept unofficial copies of your SAT scores or scores listed on your high school transcript.

If Seminole State does not receive your placement scores before your advisement appointment, you will be required to take the Accuplacer/CPT or the PERT.

  • If your placement scores arrive during the add/drop period, you may drop any English or mathematics courses you registered for based on your ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT results and replace them with courses based on the new scores (pending course availability).
  • If your placement scores arrive after the add/drop period but before the withdrawal deadline, you may withdraw from any English or mathematics courses you registered for based on your ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT results and use the new scores to enroll in courses for the subsequent term. Seminole State will not refund the cost of courses from which you withdraw.

If you have trouble locating and/or requesting your official SAT test scores:

  • Contact the facility where you took the test. 
  • Speak with Seminole State's Admissions Office at 407.708.2050 for questions about obtaining your SAT records.
  • Visit the SAT website or call 866.756.7346.

What do my scores mean?

Use the table below for help interpreting your SAT scores. Test scores must be less than two years old to be valid.

  ScoreSAT Result/Course Placement
Verbal/
Critical Reading
< 439 ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT required
> 440 ENC 1101: English I*
Mathematics < 439 ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT required
> 440 - 559 MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra; or
PERT (CLM)
560-589 MAC 1105: College Algebra, or
STA 2023: Statistics, or
MGF 1106: College Mathematics, or MGF 1107: Liberal Arts Math or Accuplacer/CPT (CLM)
590-649 MAC 1140: Precalculus, or
MAC 1114: Trigonometry, or
MAC 2233: Concepts of Calculus

Student may select from above courses or select from the following:

MAC 1105: College Algebra, or
MGF 1106: College Mathematics, or
MGF 1107: Liberal Arts Math, or
STA 2023: Statistics
620-649 MAC 1147: Precalculus with Trigonometry
650 or above For entrance into MAC 2311: Calculus I or higher, students must take only the College Level Math (CLM) portion of the Accuplacer.

Otherwise:

MAC 1140:Precalculus, or
MAC 1114: Trigonometry, or
MAC 2233: Concepts of Calculus

* ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT exemption and subsequent enrollment in ENC 1101: English I requires college-level placement scores in all language-based subtests of the SAT.

What should I do if I want to improve my test scores?

Most people retake the SAT to improve their scores. If you are concerned about your scores, you may:

  • Retake the exam at an SAT testing center.
  • Replace your SAT scores with the ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT exam. The ACCUPLACER/CPT and PERT also meet the state's requirements for entering a college-credit program.

What should I do if I haven't taken the SAT?

If you have not taken the SAT, you can:

  • Register for the test on the SAT website.
  • Complete an SAT registration packet in any high school guidance office.
  • Take the ACT, ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT exam instead. All of these exams meet the state of Florida's requirements for entering a college-credit program.

You must register for the SAT in advance. For exam dates and registration deadlines, visit the SAT website.

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