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 mathemetics skills and determine your course placement. The test is offered at the Assessment and Testing Office on any Seminole State campus. PERT practice tests are available at the Department of Education's PERT page.
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 PERT.
If you have trouble locating and/or requesting your official SAT test scores:
The new SAT launched in March 2016.
|Old SAT||Redesigned SAT||Placement|
|Critical Reading = 440||Reading = 24||ENC 1101|
|Math = 440||Math = 24||MAT 1033|
|Math = 500||Math = 26.5||MGF 1106, MGF 1107, STA 2023|
|Math = 520||Math = 27.5||MAC 1105|
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.
|Old SAT||Redesigned SAT||SAT Result/Course Placement|
|Critical Reading||339 or below||23 or below||PERT required|
|440 or above||24 or above||ENC 1101: English I*|
|Mathematics||439 or below||23 or below||PERT required|
|440 - 499||24 - 25||MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra; or
|500-519||26 - 26.5||MAC 1105: College Algebra, or
STA 2023: Statistics, or
MGF 1106: College Mathematics, or MGF 1107: Liberal Arts Math or ACCUPLACER/CPT (CLM)
|> 520||27 or above||
MAC 1105: College Algebra, or
* 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:
What should I do if I haven't taken the SAT?
If you have not taken the SAT, you can:
You must register for the SAT in advance. For exam dates and registration deadlines, visit the SAT website.