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Application Process

  1. To apply to School for Advanced Studies (SAS), please follow the instructions listed below in the document (1a.) labeled "Applicant Checklist." Please be aware that the first step is to apply online to Miami Dade College as a prospective School for Advanced Studies student. This will generate a MDC ID number for the student and that MDC ID number must be entered on the SAS application in the space provided on the SAS form.
    The second step is to hand deliver a hard copy of the SAS application and a signed copy of the SAS "Agreement of Understanding" to one of the five SAS offices. The SAS offices are open (Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm -except holidays). The five SAS sites are SAS Homestead, SAS Kendall, SAS North, SAS West, and SAS Wolfson campuses.

    Please remember that it is not sufficient to just apply to MDC using their online application. Delivering a hard copy of the SAS application to one of the SAS campuses is essential. If SAS does not receive a hand delivered SAS application in our office, then we will not be aware of your interest in applying to SAS.
    Please type on the "fillable form" SAS application listed below (1b.) and then print it out and hand deliver it to the SAS office along with the signed SAS "Agreement of Understanding."

    SAS cannot accept applications from students with an unweighted GPA below 3.00. In addition, passing all sections of the PERT at the levels indicated on the "Applicant Checklist" is also required to be admitted to SAS. Therefore, the online MDC PERT practice material called the "3Ps" is very important.  SAS recommends that all students applying to SAS utilize this excellent practice material before they make their first attempt at the PERT. Students will need their MDC ID number to access that material. http://www.mdc.edu/main/testing/examprep/3ps.aspx

    Please read the very important additional information contained in the (1a.) "Applicant Checklist" below and the (1d.) "PERT Information."  The application links below are generally activated in late September each year and remain active until SAS reaches capacity for the following school year. Space is limited. SAS begins to accept applications from 10th graders each year on approximately October 1.

    1. Applicant Checklist (PDF)
    2. SAS Application Fillable Form  (PDF)
    3. Agreement of Understanding (PDF)
    4. PERT Information (PDF)

    Special Boundary Note

    SAS Homestead Campus

    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.

    SAS West Campus 

    Students living more than 2 miles from SAS West Campus and in an area south of Okeechobee Road, east of SW 137 Avenue, west of 826 (Palmetto Expressway), and north of SW 8 Street will be provided free MDCPS yellow school bus transportation to and from the SAS West Campus.

    Please inquire about specific transportation arrangements for the other SAS sites by contacting them directly.

  2. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

    PERT Instructions for all SAS sites

    1. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 
      PERT Instructions for all SAS sites 
      1. You will have up to two attempts to achieve a passing score in each section:
        1. Math = 123+
        2. Reading = 106+ (score became effective 10/22/13)
        3. Writing = 103+ (score became effective 10/22/13)
      2. PERT Study Guide with Sample Questions 
      3. PERT Practice Tests 
      4. 3Ps Test Preparation: After a student has obtained a Miami Dade College (MDC) ID #, they may set up a "my MDC Account". At that point they can log into a valuable PERT resource titled the "3Ps" (Pre-Placement Preparation). This is a free online practice test that simulates the PERT and is available for prospective MDC students who have set up their MDC account. At the conclusion of this online practice exam, the student will be provided with a full score report that details their performance in each subject area.
        1. To access 3Ps, you need a myMDC Account
        2. Forgot your password? Visit our password retrieval page.
        3. For more information and to view other PERT preparation resources, visit our Testing Department.
    2. After taking the PERT test, bring the score report that MDC will give you to the SAS Registrar at the SAS campus where you submitted your SAS application.
    3. After meeting all criteria, we will contact you to schedule an Intake Session.
    4. Student and parent/s meet with the counselor for final intake conference and to select college and high school classes



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