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Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) scores are used to determine  placement in college credit or developmental education classes.  It is important to prepare before taking this placement test for the first time. 

The PERT test is comprised of the following three sections:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

Each PERT section has 30 questions and the PERT test is not timed.  It is estimated that each section will take approximately 45 minutes to complete (total 2 hrs. and 15 min.).

PERT Study Guide


Placement Score Guide

Placement Anaylsis


PERT Re-Test Policy

  • After a student has taken the P.E.R.T., he or she must wait a minimum of 30 days before attempting to re-test.
  • A student may not re-take a PERT sub-test in math, reading, or writing while he or she is enrolled in a developmental course in the same subject area.
  • A student who has earned an “N” (no credit) or a “W” (withdrawn) in a developmental course must remediate in the appropriate academic lab (Math Lab, Reading Lab, Writing Lab) before he or she can re-take portions of the P.E.R.T. 
  • A student who has earned a passing grade (A, B, or C) in a developmental course does not need to remediate before re-testing.

P.E.R.T. Retest Policies.

NOTE: There is a $10 fee to retest on the PERT if the student still has active PERT scores on file with Pensacola State College.



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Warrington Campus

5555 W. Highway 98 Blvd.
Bld. 3600
Pensacola, FL 32507

(850) 484-2319 or
(850) 484-1076

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5988 Highway 90
Milton, FL 32583

(850) 484-4410

Century Center

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Century, FL 325335

(850) 471-4622

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5075 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Fl 32563

(850) 471-4630

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