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Redesigned SAT NEW!

The new SAT launched in March 2016. Effective immediately, MDC will begin using the new Redesigned SAT scores as described below.

  • SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics scores from test dates prior to March 1, 2016 will continue to be used at MDC as in the past.
  • SAT Redesigned Reading Test scores (range = 10-40) with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will be used at MDC instead of Critical Reading.
  • SAT Redesigned Mathematics Test (range = 10-40) scores with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will be used at MDC instead of old Mathematics (range = 200-800).
  • SAT placement is displayed below using the minimum score.
Old SAT Redesigned SAT Placement
Critical Reading = 440 Reading = 24 ENC1101
Critical Reading = 440 Writing and Language = 25 ENC1101
Math = 440 Math = 24 MAT1033
Math = 500 Math = 26.5 MAC1105, MAC1106, MGF1106, MGF1107, STA2023
Math = 600 Math = 31 Refer to Mathematics Department

The College Board provided Concordance Tools and Tables to compare the new Redesigned SAT scores against old SAT. For more information please refer to Table 5 (Reading) and Table 12 (Math).

Redesigned SAT score report SAMPLE


The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math.

  • The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

The SAT is used for the following:

Bright Futures  
College Credit Certificate Programs View Score Scale
Degree Programs View Score Scale
Early College (Dual) Enrollment  

The test is timed. Examinees will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to take the SAT, not including breaks and check-in time. For more information please visit the SAT website.

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the SAT:

CollegeBoard • SAT Practice
MDC School of Continuing Education & Professional Development College entrance exam preparation classes
• PERT Prep Courses
• Online College Readiness Enrichment Program 
  Reading, Writing, and Math (10 week online access)

SAT Schedule:

Padrón Testing By Registration TBA On a typical test day, examinees will need to arrive by 7:45 AM, and the test should be finished between 12:30 and 1 PM.
Kendall Testing TBA
North Testing May 7, 2016
June 4, 2016
Wolfson Testing May 7, 2016

Request a remote test. Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Standbys should check-in no later than 2:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 A.M. on Friday. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Hours of Operation.

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate sends documentation to test vendor.
  2. Test vendor evaluates the candidate's documentation.
  3. Test vendor determines the candidate's test accommodations.
  4. Test vendor informs candidate of accommodations and schedules test.
  5. Test vendor informs Testing Center of candidate's accommodations and sends test materials for test day.
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Reimbursement for Veterans:

Great news for veterans! The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP and other tests offered at MDC. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with MDC, pay the testing fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

MDC administers the test at:

Padrón Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1217
Miami, FL 33135
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(305) 237-6041
(305) 237-6207
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
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(305) 237-2341
(305) 237-0679
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue 
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
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(305) 237-1015
(305) 237-1889
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
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(305) 237-3011
(305) 237-7622

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.