Testing and Assessment

Bright Futures

The testing criteria and guidelines for Bright Futures are as follows:

Bright Futures uses the best section score from any sitting of the same entrance exam to give the student the best possible overall composite score.

  • OSFA does NOT use the writing section score from either test.
  • ACT scores of .5 or higher will be rounded up to the next whole number, while SAT scores do not require rounding.
  • The ACT/SAT exams may be taken through June 30 of the student’s graduation year (or through January 31 for mid-year graduates).
  • There is no limit to the number of times a student may retake the test through June 30 of the student’s graduation year.
  • Required test scores are higher for home-educated students who cannot produce an official transcript documenting coursework.
  • Request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities, Florida state colleges (public community colleges), or public high schools when the student registers for the ACT/SAT so that test scores will be sent to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) repository.
  • The PERT can only be used for Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV).

Select the links below for Initial Eligibility Requirements (as determined by the Department of Education):

For more information, please visit the Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs website and the Bright Futures Scholarship webpage.