The SAT

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 your placement scores arrive during the add/drop period, you may drop any English or mathematics courses you registered for based on your PERT results and replace them with courses based on the new scores (pending course availability).
  • If your placement scores arrive after the add/drop period but before the withdrawal deadline, you may withdraw from any English or mathematics courses you registered for based on your  PERT results and use the new scores to enroll in courses for the subsequent term. Seminole State will not refund the cost of courses from which you withdraw.

If you have trouble locating and/or requesting your official SAT test scores:

  • Contact the facility where you took the test. 
  • Speak with Seminole State's Admissions Office at 407.708.2050 for questions about obtaining your SAT records.
  • Visit the SAT website or call 866.756.7346.

Redesigned SAT NEW!

The new SAT launched in March 2016.

  • SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics scores from test dates prior to March 1, 2016 will continue to be used at SSC as in the past.
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
  • SAT Redesigned Reading, Math, Writing, and Language Test scores (range = 10-40) with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will NOT be used at SSC until it is effective in State Board Rule 6A-10.0315. The expected effective date is on or about July 25, 2016.
  • When the new Writing and Language requirement is implemented at SSC, it is anticipated that ENC 1101 placement for Redesigned SAT scores will require a minimum Reading Test score = 24 AND a minimum Writing and Language Test score = 25.

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 SATRedesigned SATSAT 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
PERT (CLM)
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
MGF 1106: College Mathematics, or
MGF 1107: Liberal Arts Math, or
STA 2023: Statistics, or
ACCUPLACER/CPT (CLM)

     
     

* 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:

  • Retake the exam at an SAT testing center.
  • Replace your SAT scores with the PERT exam. The PERT exam meets the state's requirements for entering a college-credit program.

What should I do if I haven't taken the SAT?

If you have not taken the SAT, you can:

  • Register for the test on the SAT website.
  • Complete an SAT registration packet in any high school guidance office.
  • Take the ACT, ACCUPLACER or  PERT exam instead. All of these exams meet the state of Florida's requirements for entering a college-credit program.

You must register for the SAT in advance. For exam dates and registration deadlines, visit the SAT website.

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