PERT for First-Time Test Takers

Taking the Placement Test

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a computer based test, so it is important to practice taking the test electronically.  Study materials include the PERT Practice Test and  PERT Study Guide . These resources will allow you to assess your abilities and improve your test-taking skills.

The placement test is currently administered by walk-in during normal business hours. Please plan 2.5 to 3 hours to take the full assessment. 

PERT takes 2.5 - 3 hours.

Testing must be completed in the same day, unless a seven day extension is needed.

Find out which materials are required and allowed for your test

  • You will be required to sign a Testing Agreement before being allowed to test, which will advise you about restricted materials.
  • You can also find information about which of your own materials you will be allowed to bring by reading the Testing Center's Prohibited Items policy.
  • There is no testing fee for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who have not previously taken a computerized placement test or had one reflected on their transcripts.
  • Seminole State students who are retaking all or part of the test will be assessed a $10 fee*. (*Price subject to change. Test fee is non-refundable.)
  • The Assessment & Testing Department is not currently testing non-students for Placement Testing for other Institutions. 

Payment must be received before testing can begin. Contact the Assessment and Testing Center for more information.

Visit your preferred testing location during regular testing hours.

Examination Day Reminders

  • 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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