College-Level Communication and Computation

In order to meet the prerequisite requirements for some courses at Florida SouthWestern State College, you will need to demonstrate readiness for college–level communication and/or computation. Below are the ways you can demonstrate college readiness in each area.

If you need assistance determining if you are college ready in communication and/or computation, please contact Testing Services.

Readiness for college–level communication can be shown by proof of one the following for reading and one of the following for writing:

  • Entered 9 th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003–2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma. (1008.30(4)(a) Florida Statute)
  • Demonstration of active–duty status in any branch of the United States Armed Services. (1008.30(4)(a) Florida Statute)
  • Completion of two (2) courses in the areas of humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences with grades of "C" or higher. For a list of appropriate college–level courses, visit the General Education Program Guide webpage.
  • Proof of college–level reading and writing scores via a common placement.
  • Previously earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or bachelor's degree.
  • Evidence of previous placement in ENC1101 English Composition I or ENC1102 English Composition II.
  • Completion of an exit–level developmental course in reading and writing with a grade of “C” or higher.
Test Section Score
ACT English
Reading
17
17
SAT Reading
Writing and Language
24
25
Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Reading
Writing
256
253
P.E.R.T. Reading
Writing
106
103

Readiness for college-level computation can be shown by the proof of one of the following:

  • Entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003–2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma. (1008.30(4)(a) Florida Statute)
  • Demonstration of active-duty status in any branch of the United States Armed Services. (1008.30(4)(a) Florida Statute)
  • Completion with a grade of "C" or higher of an exit–level developmental course in math.
  • Evidence of previous placement into a college–level math course.
  • Previously earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or bachelor's
  • Proof of college–level math score on common placement.
Test Section Score
ACT Math 19
SAT Math 24
Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative, Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS) 261
P.E.R.T. Math 114