Transfer Student Testing

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.

If you are a transfer student entering a college-credit program, you are required to take the ACT, SATACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT exam. Your test scores will be used to:

  • Meet state testing requirements.
  • Determine if you are eligible to enroll in certain academic courses. (Florida law and general college practice require students to achieve minimum test scores before registering for some classes.)

Your scores do not affect your:

  • Admission to Seminole State
  • Selection of a major
  • Ability to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing your degree at Seminole State

If you have additional questions about your test scores and their effect on your course selection, please inquire with a College counselor during your initial advisement appointment.

ACT

If you have already taken the ACT:

  • You are responsible for making sure Seminole State has received your ACT scores before you register for classes. It takes approximately two weeks for your scores to reach the College.
  • You must achieve a score of 17 or higher on the English subtest, as well as a score of 19 or higher on the reading subtest, to enroll in:
    1. English I and English II
    2. Humanities courses
    3. Social Science courses
    4. History courses
  • You must achieve a score of 19 or higher on the mathematics portion to enroll in:
    1. Intermediate Algebra for college credit

If you do not meet these requirements, you must:

  • Take the PERT and achieve acceptable scores to eliminate the need for developmental course work.

If you have not taken the ACT or provided placement test scores to Seminole State, you:

  • Cannot register for your first semester of classes
  • Must retake the ACT or take the PERT to meet state requirements

Seminole State is a national ACT testing center, offering the exam four times per year.

SAT

If you have already taken the SAT:

  • You are responsible for making sure Seminole State has received your SAT scores before you register for classes. It takes approximately two weeks for your scores to reach the College.
  • You must achieve a score of 440 or higher on the verbal/reading section to enroll in:
    1. English I and English II
    2. Humanities courses
    3. Social Science courses
    4. History courses
  • You must achieve a score of 440 or higher in math to enroll in:
    1. Intermediate Algebra for college credit

If you do not meet these requirements, you must:

  • Take the PERT and achieve acceptable scores to eliminate the need for developmental course work.

If you have not taken the SAT or provided placement test scores to Seminole State, you:

  • Cannot register for your first semester of classes
  • Must retake the SAT or take the PERT to meet state requirements

The PERT can be taken at the Assessment and Testing Center on any Seminole State campus.

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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Assessment and Testing Center
407.708.2020
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