Student Services

Test Descriptions

  Placement Test-Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)

  • The P.E.R.T. will assess your content knowledge in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Each subsection of the test consists of 30 questions and takes approximately 3 hours to complete
  • All testers are strongly encouraged to prepare for the P.E.R.T. so that the test accurately reflects your placement in reading, writing and mathematics
  • It is recommend that you study before taking the exam - to access the practice tests and study guides click here
  • Placement Scores range from 50 - 150
  • Calculators are not allowed into the testing room, but a calculator may be presented within the test for select math question
  • Electronic scratch paper and pencils used during the test are supplied by SCF 

SCF students need the following to test:

  • A non-expired government issued photo ID to take the test
  • SCF ID number - G number

Non - SCF students need the following to test: 

    • A non-expired government issued photo ID to take the test  
    • Your social security number and the FAX number where you want your scores sent
    • The cost is $10.00 per sub-section of the test - All sections are $30.00

Retake Policy & Fees:

  • It is the policy of SCF that students can take the placement test only two times per term for students who have never attempted a college preparatory course.  A "term" is defined as the Fall, Spring or Summer per the College's official calendar.  SCF has a $10 per subsection placement assessment retest fee.
  • Register online now!

Note:  Test scores are only valid for 2 consecutive years from date of test based on state statutes.

Make Up Exam SCF Student

The assessment & testing centers will offer Academic Affairs Testing for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota students [i.e., Make-up Exams, and Accommodated Testing.]  Please schedule your appointment online at

Student Responsibility:
  • Complete the student section of the Test Referral form. Forms are available at the Assessment/Testing Center on each campus. To access the form click here.
  • Schedule an appointment, you must schedule enough time for your test. Whatever the time amount is that your instructor gives you for the test is the amount of time you must schedule.
  • Give the Academic Affairs Test Referral form with the completed student section to the instructor 5 days prior to the scheduled test date.
  • You must have a non-expired government issued photo ID to take the test.
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Instructor Responsibility:
  • Instructors will complete their section of the Test Referral form and deliver the test to the Assessment/Testing Center.

  • To access the form click here.  

  CLEP-College Level Examination Placement

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is an open CLEP testing site.  State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will allow credit for satisfactory scores earned in the comprehensive and subject examinations offered by the College Entrance Examination Board.  A maximum of 30 hours may be earned in this manner.  The student must score at or above the 50th percentile of the national norms.  No credit will be allowed if the student has attempted or earned college credit in a course in a similar area or higher level.  

  • The CLEP test is a total of $92 with two separate payments.  Both payments must be made ONLINE prior to your testing date.
  • The Service Fee of $15 is paid online and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Test Fee of $80 is paid online through the CLEP My Account registration portal (effective 1/1/2014).  Other forms of payments at the SCF testing center will no longer be accepted.  In your My Account, upon completed the registration process each test-taker will print a Registration Ticket that you MUST present at the SCF Testing center as proof of payment.
  • SCF does not offer the College Composition Modular Exam.
  • Check with your advisor, as well as review your university policy for eligibility and minimum score requirements.
  • Important: Bring two forms of ID. One form of ID must be your driver's license or passport or state issued ID.
  • CLEP tests are computer-based and are 90 minutes long. You should plan on being at the college for a total of 3 hours.
  • You will get a printout of your CLEP score immediately following the test.
  • It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for your school to receive your score.
  • There are no exam rest breaks.
  • Visit the College Board store at to purchase the CLEP Official Study Guide or an individual examination guide.
  • Register online now!

Dual Enrollment-High School Student Placement Test (PERT)

  • You must have a photo ID to take the test.
  • Individual appointments are available. 
  • You must have your application submitted and have your SCF student idenfication number before making an appointment.
  • For qualifying test scores - click here.
  • For more information on Dual Enrollment please click here.
  • Register online now!  

Proctored Exam Non-State College of Florida Student

The Assessment & Testing Centers at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota offer test proctoring services. Students enrolled in distance learning or other courses can take their required examinations at our institution rather than traveling to the original institution for evaluative purposes.   Please schedule your appointment online at

**Fees apply for proctoring services**

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Assessment/Testing Center participates with many institutions of higher learning as a Correspondence Testing Center in both paper-based and computer-based formats. Prospective candidates should contact their host institution to verify State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Assessment/Testing Center as an acceptable location.

Arrangements for such testing must be made before the exam is sent to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

Bradenton campus

Notify your home institution to forward exam information to BOTH Katharine Mawhinney ( and Cheryl Korth (  It is imperative that the materials be sent to BOTH email addresses or for paper-based distance exams, notify your home institution to send your examination to:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
5840 26th Street West
Assessment/Testing Center
Building #1, Student Services Building, Room 201
Bradenton, FL 34207
FAX# 941-727-6214  

Venice campus

Notify your home institution to forward exam information to Patricia Schaefer ( Notify your home institution to forward your examination to:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
8000 S. Tamiami Trail
Assessment/Testing Center
Building 100, Student Services Building, Room 154
Venice, FL 34293
There is a charge of $25.00 for up to 3 hours for each proctored exam and $50.00 for anything over 3 hours. The fee covers handling of the examination consistent with sound testing procedures and the instructions from the home institution, completion of any and all forms and actual supervision while taking the test, however, any postage will be the responsibility of the home institution or the student.
    • You must have a non-expired government issued photo ID to take the test. 
    • If you do not know how much time you have been given for your exam, please contact your instructor before making an appointment. 
    • We arenot able to make special trips to the post office, UPS, FEDEX, etc. for quicker mailings. (If priority mail, etc. has been paid by your home institution or yourself, the envelope will go out with the regular pick up or delivery which may be the following business day.)
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Accommodated Testing

Students must complete a Request for Services Form from the Disability Resource Center.  The Assessment & Testing Centers on the Bradenton and Venice campuses will make appointments to proctor tests, quizzes or exams for those students meeting the requirements for accommodated testing.

Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS)

For additonal information about this test please refer to Nurse Entrance Exam for more information and to make your appointment. 
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