About the Test Centers
There are four Test Center locations available to provide a variety of tests and support services for students and faculty and the local community.
Test Center Process on Palm Beach State campuses
ALL test fees need to be pre-paid before testing. Test fees are non-refundable. Some tests require a fee, others do not.
ALL test fees are based on a per test charge. For example, if you take two Make-Up Tests on the same day, you will pay the test fee of $5.00 for each test.
It is important to note that all tests are not offered at every campus. Some tests are by appointment only, others are not.
PERT and Accuplacer Placement Test Policy
See PERT (link) below for detailed information.
PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) College Placement Test for current Palm Beach State College students. It is comprised of three sections: Reading, Writing Skills (English) and Math. There are 30 questions per placement sub-test. Students must wait 30 days before re-taking the PERT test. Scores will not be considered valid unless 30 days have passed. The test is offered during regular hours of operation at all Palm Beach State campuses. No appointment is necessary.
Non-Palm Beach State students planning to attend another school can take the PERT College Placement Test at a Palm Beach State Campus Test Center. A completed non-credit application is required and should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A test fee is required in the Cashiers Office prior to taking the test
Accuplacer Placement Test is required for some Financial Aid and Bright Futures students. In order for some students to qualify for Financial Aid, a student must take the following sections of the Accuplacer test program: Arithmetic, Sentence Skills, and Reading Comprehension. Students must wait two weeks before re-taking the Accuplacer test, within a three-month period. A second retest is permitted if approved by the College. The Accuplacer test is offered during regular hours of operation at all of Palm Beach State campuses. No appointment is necessary. Check with the Financial Aid Office and High School Counselor for more information.
More information regarding Accuplacer
ATTENTION ALL TEST CANDIDATES!
You must allow enough time to complete your test as per instructor's stated test time before the Test Center closes for the day.
For example: If the instructor has allotted two hours for a test, the student needs to be seated in the Test Center by 5:00 PM if closing time is 7:00 PM.