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Testing and Placement

testingTo make sure you are enrolled in the classes best suited to you, incoming students must take the college placement test (PERT). You may take the test at any campus. Although the test is un-timed, most students finish in about two hours. Your PERTscores will be valid for two years.

You are exempt from taking the PERT if:

  • You have earned an associate degree or higher from an institution recognized by MDC.
  • You have earned a grade of C or higher in a college-level mathematics or English course. Please see an academic advisor for more information.
  • You meet minimum score requirements on the SAT or ACT. (Please click here for more information).
  • You are a transient student (Please click here for more information).

ADA NOTICE: If you require special accommodations due to a disability please contact the ACCESS Department at your campus.




Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.