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Common Exams Used by State Colleges and Universities
If you plan on utilizing the testing center on Saturdays* or after 6 p.m. on weeknights, testing fees must be paid by credit card, money order or check.
*Saturday testing is available only in D-108 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
The exams most commonly required by state colleges and universities are described below in alphabetical order.
The ACT is:
Seminole State is a national ACT testing center, offering the exam four times per year. Students may register to take the test on the ACT website.
The CLEP is a nationally recognized exam. By passing it, students demonstrate their college-level competency in various subjects. Seminole State is a national CLEP testing center, offering the exam to anyone in the Central Florida community who is eligible to take it.
Please note: The CPT has been replaced by the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Please see the PERT Web page for more information.
The DANTES is a nationally recognized testing program that was initially designed for military veterans and reservists. Passing the exam indicates a student's college-level competency in various subjects. Seminole State is a national DANTES testing center, offering the exam to anyone in the Central Florida community who is eligible to take it.
The FCAT is a state-mandated exam that students must pass in order to obtain a high school diploma. It is required for students who started ninth grade during or after the 1999-2000 academic year, even if continuous enrollment was not maintained. Seminole State is an FCAT testing center, offering the exam to those in the Central Florida community who are eligible to take it.
The GED is a national testing program that provides an alternative method for obtaining a high school equivalency diploma. Seminole State is a national GED testing center. Any Seminole County resident without a high school diploma is eligible to take the GED exam at Seminole State.
Please note: The PERT has replaced the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) as Seminole State's primary placement exam.
The PERT is:
The SAT is:
The TABE is a basic skills exam that meets the state-mandated entry requirements for:
What should I bring on the day of the test?
Prior to taking any examination, you will need to present a current, valid and original photo ID with a signature (e.g., passport, driver’s license or state-issued ID card). If your photo ID does not include a signature, a second ID is required with your name and signature (e.g., Social Security card, voter registration card, credit card or debit card). The PERT is administered on a computer. Paper and pencil will be provided for the math portion so you can work out your answers.
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