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Application Process

  1. Submit a completed SAS and "modified" MDC application along with a signed "Agreement of Understanding" to the SAS Campus Registrar at the particular SAS site the student designated on the application form (Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm -except holidays). The five SAS sites are Homestead, Kendall, North, West, and Wolfson campuses.

    Two weeks after the two documents referenced above have been hand delivered to the SAS Campus the student is applying to, the student or parent may call the SAS registrar at that campus to receive the student's MDC ID number. The student needs a MDC ID number to utilize the 3P's practice material on the MDC website to get ready for the test. Practice Practice Practice before making the first and second attempts to pass the PERT. There is no charge for the first attempt at the PERT. There is a $10.00 fee that is assessed for the second PERT attempt (if needed) payable to the MDC Bursar's Office. After payment is made, please present the receipt for the $10.00 fee to the MDC Testing Department along with a second SAS PERT Referral Form when the student arrives for testing.

    Ten week days (excluding holidays) after hand delivering the completed SAS and MDC modified applications to the SAS registrar, the student or parent may visit the SAS registrar where the application was delivered to pick up the SAS PERT Referral Form signed by the SAS principal.

    The PERT Referral Form authorizes the student to make their first attempt on the PERT. Miami Dade College (MDC) will only administer the PERT to students who present this referral form (with MDC ID#) and acceptable photo ID. The MDC ID number will also be noted on the PERT Referral Form by the SAS registrar when the student comes to pick it up.  

    The links below will be activated in late September, 2018. SAS will begin to accept applications for the SAS Class of 2021 (10th graders in the 2018-2019 school year) on October 1, 2018.

    1. Applicant Checklist (PDF)
    2. SAS Application (PDF)
    3. Agreemenet of Understanding (PDF)
    4. PERT Information (PDF)
    5. MDC Modified Application (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)

  3. Alternative to the PERT
        • Tenth Grade Test Results Only (Scores may not be available before enrollment is capped.)
        • MDC testing website links to ACT/SAT scores that may substitute for PERT at Miami Dade College

  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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