Unless exempted by Florida Statute 1008.30, all associate degree seeking students will be assessed for college readiness. Other programs may also require testing before enrollment. Specific testing requirements can be found in the EFSC Programs and Admissions Requirements chart.
It is recommended that all first-time in college students be assessed for college readiness. Cut scores for placement into specific college credit classes are defined by SBE Rule 6A-10.0315. Placement of transfer students will be based on the official evaluation of credit earned at previous colleges; testing may be required.
To satisfy placement testing, student may do any one of the following:
- Have official SAT/ACT score reports that are less than two (2) years old from EFSC enrollment date sent to EFSC, or
- Provide official college transcript indicating completion of college level English and math with a “C” or better from a U.S. regionally accredited institution, or
- Take an approved Common Placement test and/or other program required testing, or
- Qualify for an exemption from placement testing under Florida Statute 1008.30, which removes the placement testing requirement for students who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year or later AND graduated from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma; OR those who serve as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services. For a qualifying Florida public high school graduate, the placement test exemption will be automatically processed by EFSC once an official Florida public high school transcript is received with the correct criteria. No further action is required from the student. In-progress transcripts cannot be used to waive the placement test requirement. The transcript must confirm the equivalence of a standard high school diploma and have a graduation date. Active duty members of any branch of the United States Armed Services can contact the Military & Veteran Services Center to process the testing waiver.
Additional Testing Services
In addition to placement testing, other testing services are provided, including:
- National and institutional crediting exams for students, such as CLEP/DSST
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) required for admission points to certain limited access health sciences programs
- Industry certification exams
- Foreign language competency testing
- Secure proctor testing services for distance learning students from other institutions and professional employment credentialing.
Applications and information for these and other tests are available in Assessment Testing Center on each campus. Fees are assessed for each service and can be found on the EFSC website in the Tuition and Fees section. A list of certification exams offered by EFSC can be found on the Career and Technical webpage under Industry Certification. Contact the Advising and Testing Specialist for Industry Certification for additional information.
Note: Prior to any test administration, all test candidates must present a primary ID, which is a currently valid government issued identification card that includes a photo and signature. Acceptable forms of the primary ID are: Military ID, Driver’s License, Passport, or State Department of Motor Vehicles Issued ID. Minors under the age of 18 without a valid, government issued ID may use an executed Alternate ID form, such as those used by SAT and ACT.