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.
Students can now take the PERT Common Placement exam through Honorlock on Canvas.
Steps to Access to PERT Remote Testing through Canvas
- A student must apply to PHSC.
- Go to myphsc student portal and log in to Canvas.
- Go to the PERT course located in Canvas to view the step-by-step instructions.
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.