Common Placement Exams Available at PHSC
The following college readiness assessments are available on all campuses for placement into collegelevel coursework.
ACCUPLACER
The College Board’s ACCUPLACER Next Generation subtests are college readiness assessments similar to the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), the official common placement test of PascoHernando State College (PHSC). PHSC primarily only administers the ACCUPLACER's Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) subtest for placement into advanced collegelevel mathematics courses if students meet the requirements found on the current Student Testing and Placement Chart found in the Related Documents section of this webpage. If necessary, the ACCUPLACER may also be administered as an alternative to the PERT.
CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAM
The Chemistry Placement Exam is a computerbased multiplechoice exam to assess readiness for placement into the following courses:

CHM2045 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I

CHM 2045L General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Laboratory
Students who pass the exam do not need to complete CHM 1025 and CHM 1025L to enroll in CHM2045 and CHM2045L. In addition, MAT 1033 (completed with a grade of C or higher) or an appropriate mathematics placement test score is required for enrollment into CHM2045 and CHM2045L.
PERT
The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), is the official common placement exam of PascoHernando State College. Students who intend to enter degree or college credit certificate programs must be tested prior to the completion of registration. High school students may use the PERT to assess their college readiness dual enrollment eligibility. The PERT consists of subtests covering reading, writing, and mathematics including elementary algebra and arithmetic.
Minimum Scores
Minimum cutoff scores have been established by Florida Administrative Code 6A10.0315. Any student falling below these minimum scores will be advised of developmental education options and shall be allowed to enroll in the developmental education option of their choice. Students, unless exempt (see below), should begin developmental instruction based on the placement test results prior to completing 12 credits. Students may continue enrollment in degreerelated coursework provided they maintain continuous enrollment in developmental education for each subsequent semester until coursework requirements are completed and students demonstrate satisfactory performance in degreerelated coursework. However, dual enrollment students must meet the collegeready cut scores on all three subtests to retain eligibility beyond 12 credit hours.
Student Testing and Placement Chart
The Student Testing and Placement Chart, a reference for course placement, identifies the minimum cutoff scores for collegelevel placement based on PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT, and additional test scores approved by the Florida Department of Education. The chart also identifies the placement requirements for advanced mathematics coursework. Placement scores and acceptable exams periodically change.
Reading
Placement into developmental education reading courses: REA 0011 Modularized Reading or REA 0019 Compressed Reading.
 PERT – Reading: 50105
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Reading: 200255
 ACT – Reading: 018
 CLT – Sum of the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing Sections: 037
 Digital SAT – EvidenceBased Reading and Writing Section: 200489
 SAT – Reading Test: 1023
Placement into collegelevel English course: ENC 1101 English Composition I
 PERT – Reading: 106150
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Reading: 256300
 ACT Reading: 1936
 CLT – Sum of the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing Sections: 3880
 Digital SAT–EvidenceBased Reading and Writing Section: 490800
 SAT – Reading Test: 2440
Writing
Placement into developmental education writing courses: ENC 0021 Modularized Writing or ENC 0022 Compressed Writing
 PERT – Writing: 50102
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation –Writing: 200252
 ACT – English: 016
 CLT – Sum of the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing Sections: 037
 Digital SAT – EvidenceBased Reading and Writing Section: 200489
 SAT – Writing Test: 1024
Placement into collegelevel English course: ENC 1101 English Composition I
 PERT – Writing: 103150
 Accuplacer Next Generation –Writing: 253300
 ACT – English: 1736
 CLT – Sum of the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing Sections: 3880
 Digital SAT – EvidenceBased Reading and Writing Section: 490800
 SAT – Writing Test: 2540
Mathematics
Developmental Education Mathematics Courses
Placement into developmental education mathematics courses are shown below:
 MAT 0056 Foundations in Mathematics: PERT – Mathematics: 5081
 MAT 0028 Introductory Algebra: PERT –Mathematics: 8295
 MAT 0055 Accelerate in Mathematics: PERT –Mathematics: 96113
CollegeLevel Mathematics Courses (Elective Credit)
Placement into collegelevel mathematics courses: MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra or MAT 1100 Pathways to Mathematical Literacy:
 PERT – Mathematics: 114122
 ACCUPLACER Next generation – Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS): 261300
 ACT – Mathematics: 1920
 CLT – Quantitative Reasoning Section: 1640
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 480800
 SAT – Math Test: 24.024.5
CollegeLevel Mathematics Courses (General Education Credit)
Placement into the following advanced mathematics courses: MGF 1130 Mathematical Thinking, MGF1131 Mathematics in Context or MTG 2206 College Geometry.
 PERT – Mathematics:123150
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS): 263300
 ACT –Mathematics: 2136
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 500800
 SAT – Math Test: 25.040.0
MAC 1105 College Algebra
 PERT– Math: 123150
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS): 276300
 ACT – Mathematics: 2136
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 520800
 SAT – Math Test: 26.040.0
CollegeLevel Mathematics Courses (General Education Credit)
Placement into the following collegelevel mathematics courses.
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics
Prerequisite: Completion of any general education math course with a grade of “C” or higher.
MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra or MAC 1114 Trigonometry
 PERT – Mathematics: If score is between 135150, refer to ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF): 250300
 ACT – Mathematics: 2436
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 570800
 SAT – Math Test: 28.540.0
MAC 2233 Applied Calculus
 PERT – Mathematics: If score is between 135150, refer to ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF): 263300
 ACT – Mathematics: 2636
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 610800
 SAT – Math Test: 30.540.0
MAC 2311 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
 PERT – Mathematics: If score is between 135150, refer to ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)
 ACCUPLACER Next Generation – Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF): 276300
 ACT – Mathematics: 2936
 Digital SAT – Math Section: 670800
 SAT –Math Test: 33.540.0
MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
The prerequisite course for MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II is MAC 2311 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I.
MAC 2313 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
The prerequisite course of MAC 2313 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III is MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II.
MAP 2302 Differential Equations
The prerequisite course of MAP 2302 Differential Equations is MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II.
Students Exempt from Common Placement Testing
The following students are not required to take the common placement test and are not required to enroll in developmental education instruction.

Students who entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school in 20032004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma.

A student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services.
An exempt student may opt to take the common placement test and enroll in developmental education instruction.
Exempt students will be advised on the appropriate courses for enrollment based on available information including any of the following: high school grade point average, high school course grades in a subject area, any relevant work history, military experience, participation in competitive cocurricular activities, career interests, academic program major, and additional assessment data provided by the student.
Submission of Prior Test Scores
The College will accept PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT, and other approved common placement test scores, provided that they are no more than two years old from the date taken and will place students accordingly. Official test scores should be submitted to Admissions and Student Records.
Retests
Students are permitted to retake the PERT and ACCUPLACER one time (a total of two active attempts) after 24 hours. Scores are valid for two years. An assistant dean of student affairs or the director of testing services may approve a request for a third attempt based on documentation of extenuating circumstances.
Students should be prepared prior to any attempt and may find study materials under the Resources tab or through the Academic Success Center on each campus. Students requesting a retest of the PERT who have already begun any developmental education course(s) can retake the PERT only upon referral by faculty on a casebycase basis. Students who retest on the PERT and achieve scores that place them into higher level courses and who wish to withdraw from the current developmental education course which has been tested out of are responsible for completing the withdrawal by the College's published deadline dates.