Higher Level Math (HLM) Test

Remote Virtual Common Placement Testing Option
Students can take this exam on a remote virtual basis in their own home!

The Higher Level Math Test (HLM) is designed for STEM Pathway students wishing to take higher level math courses but who feel they can by-pass lower level courses. Broward College uses ACCUPLACER subtests to place students into higher level math courses above the College Algebra level. Students wishing to take any of the courses listed below must first take the Higher Level Math (HLM) Test.

Students wishing to place into any other higher level math course must see Associate Dean of Mathematics at North, Central, or South. Contact information can be found using the Faculty & Staff Directory and searching for Mathematics and Administrator.

Higher Level Math (HLM) Test Fast Facts

Must score at or above the minimum score indicated on the following tests or pass the following course:

Minimum Eligible Common Placement Test Score​ Minimum Eligible Course Level Passed
PERT Math ≥ 123 College Algebra (MAC1105) or Equivalent
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra (EA) ≥ 83
ACCUPLACER Next Generation Qualitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) ≥ 258
ACT Mathematics ≥ 21
SAT Math Test ≥ 26.5

ACCUPLACER Classic
Valid through January 2020

Score Range: 20 - 120
College Level Math

ACCUPLACER Next Generation
Effective starting 1/18/2020

Score Range: 200 - 300
Advanced Algebra Functions
*Trigonometry Bypass Exam

*Trigonometry Bypass Exam is only used available during the HLM for students scoring 280 or higher wishing to place into MAC2311.

ACCUPLACER (CLM) is untimed but usually takes an average of 1 hour to complete.

Visit the Testing Fees webpage for more information!
All fees must be paid prior to testing.

Broward College Students

  • First attempt is free
  • All retests are $18.50 per attempt

Non-Broward College Students

  • Must complete Request Form
  • All attempts are $18.50 per attempt

2 years

Yes. Students can retest according to the following policy:

  • First retest after 24 hours
  • All other retests must wait 30 days between each retest attempt

A retest fee applies for all retest attempts regardless of the age of previous scores.

Trigonometry Bypass Exam can only be retaken once.

Testing times differ from Center Opening and Closing Times.
Student Testing Times as shown below: Students must be seated in the Testing Center no earlier/later than the time reflected below if they are taking all 3 sections of the Higher Level Math (HLM) test!

Location Days of the Week Testing Times
Central Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 5:00pm
F 8:15am - 12:00pm
S 9:15am - 12:30pm
North Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 3:45pm
F 8:15am - 12:00pm
South Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 3:45pm
F 8:15am - 12:00pm
Miramar West Center M, W 8:15am - 3:45pm
T, R, F 8:15am - 12:00pm
Willis Holcombe Center F 8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, and S=Saturday

  • Times assume student is taking the full test.
  • Check with Testing Center for test start and end times for partial test.

Test sections* covered by this policy:

  • Classic - College Level Math
  • Next Generation - Advanced Algebra Functions

*Any state specific ACCUPLACER subtest sections are not accepted by BC.

  • Non-Broward College students wishing to take the ACCUPLACER Higher Level Math (HLM) test for another institution must complete a Remote Testing request. Requests must be approved by Broward College AND the students home institution.

Students may retake the Higher Level Math (HLM) test an unlimited number of times. However, they must adhere to the following retesting timeline:

  • First retest attempt may be taken after 24 hours.
  • All other retests attempts must wait 30 days between each retest attempt.

This timeline applies to postsecondary students.

Remediation prior to each test attempt is strongly encouraged.

Fees

  • There is a $18.50 retest fee for each retest attempt regardless of the score age.
  • Fee must be paid prior to testing.

Higher Level Math (HLM) attempts from another institution do not count towards attempts at Broward College.

Retesting is required after scores expire.

Secondary school students testing for Broward College:
More information for secondary students available HERE

  • Dual Enrollment (DE) purposes must provide a completed and signed testing referral form* from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
    • *Home Schooled will get a testing referral form from the Campus Admissions Department.
  • College Academy (CA) purposes may only test once per admission period. Retesting is not allowed during the same admission period.
    • Students may use the CA PERT Ticket, which is provided by CA only once.
  • Algebra 1 EOC purposes must provide a completed and signed testing referral form from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
  • Private Middle School Students Transitioning to Public High Schools
    • The test can only be taken one time—no retests

Per state rule 6A-10.0315, PERT test scores are valid for two (2) years.
*Retesting updated and effective August 1, 2019.

Common Placement Test Retesting Policy

Test sections* covered by this policy:

  • Classic - College Level Math
  • Next Generation - Advanced Algebra Functions
*Any state specific ACCUPLACER subtest sections are not accepted by BC.
  • Non-Broward College students wishing to take the ACCUPLACER Higher Level Math (HLM) test for another institution must complete a Remote Testing request. Requests must be approved by Broward College AND the students home institution. 
Students may retake the Higher Level Math (HLM) test an unlimited number of times. However, they must adhere to the following retesting timeline:
  • First retest attempt may be taken after 24 hours.
  • All other retests attempts must wait 30 days between each retest attempt. 
This timeline applies to postsecondary students.
 
Remediation prior to each test attempt is strongly encouraged
 
Fees
  • There is a $18.50 retest fee for each retest attempt regardless of the score age.
  • Fee must be paid prior to testing. 

Higher Level Math (HLM) attempts from another institution do not count towards attempts at Broward College.

Retesting is required after scores expire.

Secondary school students testing for Broward College:

More information for secondary students available HERE

  • Dual Enrollment (DE) purposes must provide a completed and signed testing referral form* from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
    • *Home Schooled will get a testing referral form from the Campus Admissions Department.
  • College Academy (CA) purposes may only test once per admission period. Retesting is not allowed during the same admission period. 
    • Students may use the CA PERT Ticket, which is provided by CA only once.
  • Algebra 1 EOC purposes must provide a completed and signed testing referral form from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
  • Private Middle School Students Transitioning to Public High Schools
    • The test can only be taken one time—no retests

Per state rule 6A-10.0315, PERT test scores are valid for two (2) years. 

*Retesting updated and effective August 1, 2019. 

Fees

Visit the Testing Fees webpage for more information!

Testing Fees

Accommodations

Students with documented testing accommodations must present them to the Office of Accessibility Resources prior to the desired test date. The Testing Center will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to provide approved testing accommodations.

Accommodations

Remote Testing

Students needing to take a common placement test, who live outside of the South Florida area, have the option to request remote placement testing accommodations.

Remote options

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