The ACT assesses your skills in:
As a new Seminole State student, you may be required or opt to take a placement test. If you do not have test scores on file, you may take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), which is used to assess your comprehension in reading, writing and mathematics skills and determine your course placement. The test is offered at the Assessment and Testing Office on any SeminoleState campus. PERT practice test are available at the Department of Education PERT page.
You are responsible for ensuring that Seminole State receives your official ACT 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 ACT 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 a placement test ( PERT).
If you have trouble locating and/or requesting your official ACT test scores:
Use the table below for help interpreting your ACT scores.
|Score||ACT Test Results/Course Placement|
|19 - 20**||
|21 - 22||
* ACCUPLACER/CPT or PERT exemption and subsequent enrollment in ENC 1101: English I requires ACT scores of 17 or above in English and 19 or above in Reading.
** It is strongly recommended that students whose ACT mathematics score falls in the 19-21 range take the PERT for appropriate course placement.
*** Students who enroll in MAC 1105: College Algebra and plan to advance to MAC 2311: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I will follow a predetermined course sequence:
Please note: Precalculus, trigonometry and calculus courses are rigorous. Students are encouraged to meet with Tommy Minton, associate dean of mathematics, to discuss course requirements prior to the start of classes. To set up a meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.708.2252.
Seminole State is a national ACT testing center, offering the exam four times per year. To take the ACT you must register in advance on the ACT website or in any high school guidance office.
You may opt to take the SAT or PERT. All of these exams meet the state of Florida's requirements for entering a college-credit program.