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Application Process

School for Advanced Studies Steps to Admission

  1. Submit a SAS application online (Please see special SAS campus boundary note below). An MDC ID# will be assigned to the student by the college and will be accessible to the student immediately upon submission of the online application.

    Two weeks after the student submits the online application, print out, sign, and hand deliver the Agreement of Understanding linked below to the SAS registrar at the campus designated on the application (according to established SAS boundaries indicated below). The student will then receive the PERT Referral Form signed by the SAS principal that authorizes the first PERT test attempt.


    *Special Boundary Note: Students living south of SW 152 St. (Coral Reef Drive) must apply through the SAS Homestead Campus. If admitted, MDCPS will provide free bus transportation to and from SAS Homestead as long as the student lives more than 2 miles from the SAS Homestead Campus and south of SW 152 St. Please inquire about specific transportation arrangements for the other SAS sites by contacting them directly.

  2. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)



  3. Alternative to the PERT
        • Tenth Grade Test Results Only (Scores may not be available before enrollment is capped.)
        • SAT/ACT passing scores (SAT Math 500, Verbal 440; ACT English 17, Math 21, Reading 19 or
        • FCAT passing scores (Reading Level 4 or 5; Math Level 5)

  4. After meeting all criteria, we will contact you to schedule an Intake Session. 

  5. Student and parent/s meet with the counselor for final intake conference and to select college and high school classes



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