Common Exams Used by State Colleges and Universities

The exams most commonly required by state colleges and universities are described below in alphabetical order.

The ACT is:

  • An acceptable placement exam that allows students to meet state-mandated college-credit entry requirements.
  • Replaceable by the CPT or PERT if students wish to challenge their ACT placement.
  • A universally accepted college admissions test in the United States.

Seminole State is a national ACT testing center, offering the exam four times per year. Students may register to take the test on the ACT website.

The CLEP is a nationally recognized exam. By passing it, students demonstrate their college-level competency in various subjects. Seminole State is a national CLEP testing center, offering the exam to anyone in the Central Florida community who is eligible to take it.

The CASAS:

  • Helps place non-native English speakers in the appropriate course levels.
  • Meets the state-mandated entry requirement for students entering Seminole State's ESOL Program.

Please note: The CPT has been replaced by the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Please see the PERT Web page for more information.

The DANTES is a nationally recognized testing program that was initially designed for military veterans and reservists. Passing the exam indicates a student's college-level competency in various subjects. Seminole State is a national DANTES testing center, offering the exam to anyone in the Central Florida community who is eligible to take it.

The GED® test is a national testing program that provides an alternative method for obtaining a high school equivalency diploma. Seminole State is a national GED® testing center. Any Seminole County resident without a high school diploma is eligible to take the GED® test at Seminole State.

The LOEP:

  • Helps place non-native English speakers in the appropriate course levels.
  • Meets entry requirements for students entering Seminole State's English Language Institute.
  • Places students in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program as well as preparatory English courses.

Please note: The PERT has replaced the Computerized Placement Test ACCUPLACER/CPT as Seminole State's primary placement exam.

The PERT is:

  • Required for all students entering a college-credit program who do not meet the stated exemption criteria.
  • Used for placement purposes for most college-credit programs.

The SAT is:

  • An acceptable placement exam that allows students to meet state-mandated college-credit entry requirements.
  • Replaceable by the CPT or PERT if students wish to challenge their SAT placement.
  • A universally accepted — and the most commonly used — college admissions test in the United States.

The TABE is a basic skills exam that meets the state-mandated entry requirements for:

  • Non-college-credit career programs.
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs.
  • The GED® test preparation program.
  • Seminole State's Adult High School.

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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