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Step 5: Determine Exemption From Placement Testing

Applicants seeking admission to the College must demonstrate their readiness for college-level coursework.  Students may be required to take the college placement test PERT and achieve placement scores in Reading, Math, English/Writing that show these skills and abilities in these subject areas.
Recent graduates of Florida public and charter schools may exempt from taking the college placement test. Use the pull-down the menus below to determine whether they fit the criteria for exemption of the placement test.
Are You An Exempt Student?

Applicants are exempt from taking the placement test, if any of the following criteria applies as noted below in numbers 1 and 2; or if you are currently serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services.

Recent Graduate Definition

  1. Entered 9th grade in 2003 and any time thereafter at a Florida public high school or charter high school, and
  2. Graduated in 2007 or any time thereafter from a Florida public or charter high school with a standard high school diploma with one of the eligible codes noted on your transcripts.
W06 - Standard Diploma (Passed FCAT)
W43 - Adult Standard High School Diploma
W52 - Adult Standard High School Diploma (Alternate Assessment)
W6A - Standard Diploma (18-Credit College Prep)
W6B - Standard Diploma (18-Credit Career Prep)
WFA - Standard Diploma (18-Credit College Prep), (Alternate Assessment)
WFB - Standard Diploma (18-Credit Career Prep), (Alternate Assessment)
WFT - Standard Diploma (Accelerated, Alternate Assessment)
WFW - Standard High School Diploma (FCAT Waiver)
WXL - Standard High School Diploma (Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning [ACCEL])
Qualifying SAT or ACT score valid within two years regardless of whether you graduated from a Florida high school. Request scores from the College Board to be sent to BC using the school code 01500. Applicable cut scores are determined to enter college-level courses.
Active Duty: Serving as active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services
Transfer Student: Earned 24 credits of college level work and have passed a college level English or Math course with a grade of 'C' or better, or have completed developmental education courses with a grade of 'C' or better at another college or university.


If you answered YES to any one of these categories, you do not need to take the college placement test. 
Skip Step 6 and Go to Step 7
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​​Are You A Non-Exempt Student?

Non-exempt students who meet any of the criteria below, must take the college placement test PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) and take all developmental courses based on your test scores.

  1. Graduated from a Florida public high school before 2007

  2. Graduated from a non-Florida or Florida private high school

  3. Earned a GED or home schooled

  4. Earned a non-standard high school diploma.
  Go to Step 6 to prepare before taking the placement test.
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