Dual Enrollment/Early Admission Students

Prospective students applying for Dual Enrollment/Early Admission at Florida SouthWestern State College must meet the mandated eligibility requirements as set forth in the Articulation Agreements between school districts and Florida SouthWestern State College. Check with your high school counselor or contact the FSW Dual Enrollment Office for more information.

Florida SouthWestern State College uses the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) as its entry Placement Test. The P.E.R.T. is used to determine placement in English, mathematics, and reading courses.

More information, including tips, a study guide, and practice tests, is available here.

Testing Checklist

Prior to P.E.R.T. Testing:

  1. Apply to FSW
  2. Watch email for receipt of your FSW Student ID Number
  3. ACT/SAT Scores:
    • Submit your ACT/SAT scores earned within the last two years.
      1. If you did not select FSW as a recipient for your scores when you took the exam, you can follow the instructions in the links below to send the scores electronically (allow at least two weeks processing time):
      2. Visit one of the Testing Centers to submit your scores. You must have a photo ID and your ACT/SAT login information in order to print an official score report.
  4. If you are taking the P.E.R.T. for the second or third time, remediation is required prior to retesting.
  5. Make appointment to test

Items Required on Test Day:

Test Score for College-Level Placement
(Scores are valid for two years)

SAT ® Prior to March 1, 2016
SAT ® On/after March 1, 2016






114 - MATH

19 - MATH

440 - MATH

24 - MATH


123 - MATH

23 - MATH

540 - MATH

28.5 - MATH


123 - MATH

23 - MATH

540 - MATH

28.5 - MATH


135 - MATH

25 - MATH

560 - MATH

29 - MATH

What to expect on Test Day:

  • Electronic devices (Personal calculators, cell phones, iPads, or ear phones/buds) are not allowed.
  • Scratch paper and pens are provided.
  • Labs are equipped with video surveillance and computers are monitored during testing. Students are not allowed to view other websites on testing computers. Testing Irregularities will result in test invalidation.
  • Children are NOT allowed in testing labs and are NOT allowed to be left unattended in the testing facility.

Please Note:

  • Florida SouthWestern State College has a three P.E.R.T. attempt limit.
  • The PERT Placement Test is administered at all FSW testing locations (Collier, Charlotte, & Hendry/Glades Center.)
  • Students whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from US High Schools may be required to take the English proficiency test before placement testing is administered. To schedule an appointment for the English proficiency test (LOEP), call the Testing Center at 239-489-9237. For more information about LOEP testing visit the English for Academic Purposes website at http://www.fsw.edu/eap/.
  • Florida SouthWestern State College charges $25.00 to administer P.E.R.T. test for Other Florida Colleges. The testing fee will be paid at the Cashier’s Office and presented to the Testing Staff before the test is administered.