Testing Services

The Florida SouthWestern State College Testing Centers provide testing services at each of the four FSW locations: Charlotte, Collier, Hendry/ Glades, and Thomas Edison (Lee). The mission of each testing center is to provide optimal testing conditions by maintaining a comfortable, secure testing site. FSW Testing adheres to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

National College Testing Association - NCTA Certified Test Center.
Florida Association of College Test Administrators.
Consortium of College Testing Centers Participant Supporting Distance Learning.

Available Tests


P.E.R.T. (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test)

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is used to determine placement in English, mathematics, and reading courses. Visit our P.E.R.T. Testing Information page for placement testing requirements. To schedule an appointment visit the P.E.R.T./EAP Appointment Registration page.


Proctored Exam Services for FSW Online Students

All FSW Online exam proctoring is conducted remotely using a fully-online service called Proctorio. This service is free to students and no scheduling is required!


Proctored Exam Services for Other Colleges/Universities

The Florida SouthWestern State College Testing Centers offer proctoring services for students taking courses at other Colleges and/or Universities. Proctored exam services are available at Collier, Charlotte, Hendry Glades, and Thomas Edison (Lee) Testing Centers. Visit our Proctored Exam Services page for proctored exam information.


CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. More than 2,900 accredited institutions of higher education award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. Florida SouthWestern State College minimum passing scores and course equivalents can be located in the current college catalog under “Degree Acceleration Programs.”

To register for CLEP at FSW, click on the following link: Florida SouthWestern State College CLEP Schedule/Registration Form (PDF). This form is required as part of the registration process. The FSW CLEP testing schedule is included on this form.

Visit the CLEP Information for Test Takers PDF Booklet for additional information concerning CLEP testing.


EAP (English for Academic Purposes Placement Test)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test is used to determine placement for students whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from a US High School. Students may be required to take the English proficiency test before PERT placement testing is administered. For more information visit the English for Academic Purposes website. To schedule an appointment visit the P.E.R.T/EAP Appointment Registration page.


Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Test

To qualify for the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Test, a student must have achieved the following math scores: PERT (135+), ACT (25+), or SAT (29+). Students who have achieved these scores and wish to enroll in a course higher than Combined College Algebra/Pre-Calculus (MAC 1106) are eligible to take the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Test at any FSW Testing Center. There is NO RETEST opportunity for the AAF test. The Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions test is a computer adaptive assessment of test-takers' ability for selected mathematics content. Questions will focus on a range of topics, including a variety of equations and functions, including linear, quadratic, rational, radical, polynomial, and exponential. Study information can be found on the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Sample Questions. To schedule an appointment visit the P.E.R.T/EAP Appointment Registration page.

The Trigonometry Bypass Exam is required in order to bypass Trigonometry (MAC1114) and to be eligible to register for Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MAC 2311). Students who have achieved a score of 276 or higher on the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) test are eligible to take the in-house Trigonometry Bypass Exam. Click here for additional information concerning this exam as well as the registration link.


TEAS® (The Test of Essential Academic Skills - Nursing Entrance Test)

Nursing Entrance Test—The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. In order to register for the TEAS, please review all information on the TEAS Registration Information sheet (PDF). The TEAS Registration Information Sheet will link you to ATI Testing and a tutorial for registering and scheduling your FSW TEAS exam.


Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are third-party testing facilities which provide on-site testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 175 countries.

Florida SouthWestern State College is an authorized Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE testing is available at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus Testing Center located in Fort Myers. FSW's Thomas Edison Campus Testing is authorized to deliver all Information Technology exams for Pearson VUE.


ADAptive Services Testing

ADAptive Services students who have completed the self-identification process with the Office of ADAptive Services are welcome to sit for exams at the Testing Center as a “walk-in” during open lab hours. Click here for Testing Center operating hours (PDF). If you are eligible for reading software, scribe, or require an ADA workstation, Please contact 239-432-7354 for testing appointments so that we can ensure availability of software, computer, and workstation.


Chemistry By-Pass Exam

The Chemistry Bypass Exam (PDF) is used to bypass CHM2025L/2025. The exam is offered at all FSW Testing Center locations. This exam is offered on a walk-in basis. Click here for Testing Center Locations and Proctoring Hours.


1033 By-Pass Exam

Students who have earned an A in MAT0057 and would like to bypass MAT1033/MAT1100 will be allowed one opportunity to take the P.E.R.T. Math test. The student MUST take the P.E.R.T. Math test within one semester of completing MAT0057 with an A. Students who score a 123 or higher will be allowed to bypass MAT1033/MAT1100. Students who score 114-122 will register and take MAT1033/MAT1100. To schedule an appointment visit the P.E.R.T./EAP Appointment Registration page.


Make-up Exam

Make-up exam services are offered at all FSW Testing Center locations. Make-up exams must be approved and submitted by your professor prior to us administering a Make-up exam. Click here for specific make-up test times/locations (PDF).