What is PERT?
The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is the official common placement exam of Pasco-Hernando State College. Students who intend to enter degree or college credit certificate programs must be tested prior to the completion of registration.
- Subject Areas
- Retake Attempts
Students are allowed two attempts in a two year period. Test scores are valid for two years.
- Time Limit
The exam is adaptive and there is no time limit. Average test time for all sub-tests is two hours and fifteen minutes.
The placement test may be repeated with a $5 retake fee.
There is no initial fee for students with an application on file. A retake is $5. The non-student fee is $25, if approved for Proctoring for Distant Learning or Employment.
Student Testing and Placement Chart
The Student Testing and Placement Chart identifies the minimum cut-off scores for college-level courses based on PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, and ACT test scores. It also identifies the placement requirements for advanced math courses. Be sure to check the most current requirements as shown in Test Score Groups below, as they periodically change.
Testing Notice - PERT remote testing option through Honorlock is no longer available. Remote testing through Honorlock was available to students in response to limited on-campus testing during the initial phase of the pandemic. With campuses fully reopened and the PERT available on all campuses, the remote option has ended. Students may schedule their on-campus PERT through the Testing Services Schedule an Exam webpage. Students with extenuating circumstances may also request PERT remote testing with a PHSC testing professional by sending a request about remote testing options to the Testing Services email.