Senate Bill 1720

New Options for Testing and Developmental Education

A new state law, Senate Bill 1720, has made changes to developmental education requirements. All students will have more flexibility and, for some students, college placement testing and developmental education courses are now optional prior to enrolling in college-level courses.

You may be exempt from the admissions testing requirement, if

  • you started in a Florida public high school during the 2003-2004 school year or later AND graduated with a standard high school diploma from a Florida public high school in 2007 or later, or
  • you are Active Duty Military

If you are exempt, you will follow an Elective Pathway, and taking a college placement test and enrolling in developmental education is now optional for you. This provides you the option of enrolling directly into college-level courses. However, if you are interested in increasing your reading, writing or math skills, we encourage you to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), or the ACT or SAT to determine the appropriate course placement that will ensure your success.
If you answered no to the questions, you will follow a Prescribed Pathway and will be required to take a placement test (ACT, SAT or PERT) and may be required to take developmental education courses if needed.
If you have completed ENC1101 Freshman Composition Skills I and MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra or higher, this does NOT apply to you

More Information

Information Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Testing Information for New Students
Placement Test Chart
Types of Placement Tests


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