Enrollment Process

  1. Application

    Instructions for applying to the College are located online at www.palmbeachstate.edu, click on APPLY. Applicants should carefully read the instructions to determine which application process to complete. Applicants are notified of their application status by email to their personal email account and/or their newly assigned Palm Beach State College email account.

  2. Application Fee

    New students will be assessed a $40 (nonrefundable) application fee. International (F-1) students will be assessed a $75 (nonrefundable) application fee. Returning students, high school dual enrollment and early admission students, and transient students who attend a Florida public institution will not be assessed an application fee.

    Note: The fee for the first PERT, TABE or LOEP exam taken at Palm Beach State is included in the application fee. The application fee must be paid before taking the exam.

  3. Transcripts

    Transcripts are official records of coursework taken at educational institutions. All credit degree-seeking students and certificate-seeking students whose program requires high school completion must submit transcripts within one term or they may not register for subsequent terms. Florida public high school, college, and or university transcripts should be sent electronically via the Florida Automated System for Transferring Electronic Records (FASTER). Secure PDF Transcripts should be sent to Transcriptevaluation@palmbeachstate.edu.

    • Applicants who have a General Educational Development (GED) diploma must submit official transcripts from a state Department of Education.
    • Applicants who are home education graduates must submit a completed and notarized Home Education Graduation Affidavit.
    • Applicants with out-of-country high school credentials must provide proof of completion of U.S. High School equivalent (subject to the College’s evaluation).
    • Transfer (college) students must submit official high school and college transcripts from each institution attended and should have college transcripts sent prior to registration to ensure proper advisement. The high school transcript may be waived for admissions purposes if a student has earned an AA, Bachelor, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Submission of college transcripts from postsecondary institutions outside the United States is optional. To be considered for a credit evaluation, you must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation completed by an approved agency. A current list of approved agencies is located at www.NACES.org/members.

    To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to the College from the issuing institution. Faxed transcripts are not considered official.

    Transcript request forms are available online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions. All transcripts and documents received become property of the College and will not be transmitted to third parties, except in accordance with state or federal law. Students can check the status of their received and/or evaluated transcripts at www.palmbeachstate.edu/PantherWeb.

    Transfer students are encouraged to read information under the “Transfer Students” section of the catalog.

    Note: The application for admissions and nonrefundable $40 application fee must be submitted before any transcripts are evaluated. A student will not be eligible to receive financial aid or scholarships until Palm Beach State receives and evaluates official copies of all transcripts.

  4. Placement Tests

    All students seeking a degree or college credit certificate or who intend to take Gordon Rule writing and mathematics courses and have not successfully completed college-level math and English must furnish official test scores. Students may provide their official scores from the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), Accuplacer, ACT or SAT and must do so before registration. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was taken.

    If ACT or SAT scores do not meet the state-designated minimums, students must retest or take PERT for placement. The fee for the first PERT, TABE or LOEP exam taken at Palm Beach State is included in the application fee. Students must pay the application fee before taking the exam. A retest fee is charged for any subsequent testing.

    Students whose primary language is not English and did not graduate from a U.S. high school or pass a U.S. GED test in English are required to prove college-level English proficiency. Students who transfer from a non-U.S. postsecondary institution must also prove English proficiency. For more information, contact any campus Academic Advising department.

    Placement Test Exemptions

    Students are exempt from the placement test requirement if they provide the appropriate documentation showing that they:

    • entered 9th grade in a Florida public high school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma; or
    • are serving as an active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services; or
    • have test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or PERT) that are less than two years old from date test was taken and scores meet the state-designated minimums for college-level English and mathematics courses; or
    • have successfully completed college preparatory or developmental education course requirements in English, reading and mathematics; or
    • provide proof of successful completion of college-level English and mathematics courses from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Note: Students who are exempt may request to take the PERT or to enroll in developmental education if they wish. Exempted students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor, prior to enrollment of classes, to assist them in evaluating their college readiness level.

  5. New Student Orientation

    All first-time-in-college (FTIC) degree-seeking students must complete New Student Orientation before being allowed to register for classes. For detailed instructions on scheduling a New Student Orientation, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions.

    All FTIC Associate in Arts degree-seeking students are required to take and successfully complete Introduction to the College Experience (SLS 1501) during their first term of enrollment.

    Previous high school Dual Enrollment and Early Admit students who have earned more than 15 college credits may be exempt from SLS 1501.

  6. Register and Pay for Classes

    Students must register for classes through PantherWeb. Payment of fees is accepted online through PantherWeb, by mail or at any campus Cashier’s Office.

Non-Native Speakers of English

Testing Criteria and Guidelines for Admissions

Non-native English speakers who have completed their education (secondary/postsecondary) in languages other than English must first provide proof of English proficiency by taking the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) test at Palm Beach State College. The LOEP test results are also used for placement into the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. (Test scores are valid for two years from the time taken.) The testing criteria and guidelines for admissions to Palm Beach State College for non-native English speakers are as follows:

  • A composite score of 86 or above in both Reading and English on the LOEP is required to prove proficiency in English.
  • Applicants need a minimum composite score of 56 in both Reading and English on the LOEP to be classified as degree-seeking.
  • Degree-seeking applicants are advised to first consult with an academic advisor to discuss pathways to achieve their educational objectives.
  • With a minimum composite score of 86 in both Reading and English on the LOEP or upon successful completion of the 300-level EAP courses (EAP300, EAP320, EAP360), students may be eligible to take the math section of the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) to enroll in the appropriate math and other general education or elective courses.
  • Students with a TOEFL score that is 197 or above on the computer version, or 71 or above on the internet version, or 530 or above on the paper version, or a composite score of 116 or above in both Reading and English on the LOEP, will be exempt from the EAP program. The PERT scores will be used for course placement.
  • Degree-seeking students required to enroll in EAP courses must enroll in the program each term until all required EAP courses have been successfully completed.
  • Upon successful completion of the EAP program, students will matriculate into ENC1101.

Applicants who score 55 or below on the LOEP are not eligible for the EAP program courses. ESL courses are offered through our Corporate and Continuing Education Department for remediation.

Limited Access Programs

Some programs offered at Palm Beach State are classified as limited access programs, which means a limited number of students are admitted to these programs each term or year. There are also special standards and procedures established for admission to these programs. If you are applying for a limited access program, please check the program requirement to verify if secondary transcripts are necessary in addition to post-secondary coursework. For detailed information about each of the College’s limited access programs, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions. Admission to the College does not imply nor guarantee admission into any program with special admission requirements.

International Students

International Applicants (F-1) to Degree Programs

Palm Beach State College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The College welcomes students from other countries who meet the College’s standard admissions requirements in addition to the criteria below.

International students should start the admission process at the earliest possible date prior to the beginning of any College term. A three-month lead time is recommended to ensure enrollment as requested. Applications from international students will be accepted for the Fall and Spring 16-week terms (August and January) and the Summer 12-week term (May). International applicants must take the following steps and submit all admission documents to the Office of International Admissions and Recruitment prior to the deadline:

  1. Print and complete a paper application for admission at www.palmbeachstate.edu/International. (Please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/AcademicCalendar for the application deadline).
  2. Submit a non-refundable $75.00 (US) application fee. The application will not be processed until the application fee has been paid in full.
  3. Provide documentation of the equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma (subject to the College's evaluation). The College only accepts original education records from outside the U.S., makes copies, and returns original documents to applicants at their request. The College will also accept copies of the documents. The copies will need to be certified by either the U.S. Consulate or the Ministry of Education in the applicant's country.
  4. Submit an official transcript from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. To be considered for optional transfer credit, university-level transcripts from outside the United States must be accompanied by a certified course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited evaluation company. For a listing of approved agencies, visit www.naces.org/members Transcripts and commercial evaluations may be either sent directly to Palm Beach State College from the issuing institution or agency or be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope sealed by the issuing institution or agency.
    • Documents written in a foreign language may be required to be accompanied by certified English translations.
    • Satisfactory academic and conduct records from comparable secondary or higher-level educational institution attended must be submitted.
    • Applicants transferring from postsecondary institutions must have a least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), be in lawful immigration status, and be in good standing (eligible to continue at or return to the institution).
  5. Provide evidence of English proficiency if required. International applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in speaking, writing and understanding of the English language by meeting one of the following conditions.
    • Submission of passing scores on:

      LOEP (Levels of English Proficiency) – A minimum composite score of 86 in both Reading and English on the LOEP test, which the College administers through its Testing Centers. The fee for the first LOEP test taken at Palm Beach State is included in the application fee. Students must pay the application fee before taking the exam. A retest fee is charged for any subsequent testing. The composite scores are good for two years from the time taken.

      TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – A score of 500 or higher on the TOEFL (paper-based), or 173 or higher on the computerized TOEFL (CBT), or 61 or higher on the internet-based test TOEFL (iBT). The TOEFL is administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey 08451 (www.TOEFL.org). The applicant must make arrangements directly with ETS to take the examination and must request that results be sent to the Office of International Admissions and Recruitment at Palm Beach State College. (The College’s TOEFL Code is 5531.)

      Compass/ESL – A score of 69 or higher on the Compass/ESL test.

      IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS test.

    • Successful completion of the GED in English.
    • Graduation from a U.S. accredited high school with a standard high school diploma.
    • Successful completion of ENC1101 from a U.S. college or university.
  6. Submit evidence of financial support. Applicants must show they have sufficient funds to cover tuition, fees, books, living expenses, transportation and incidental expenses while attending the College. Proof of the availability of funds (i.e., bank statements) to cover the expenses for the first year of enrollment is required. Funds must be available prior to the time international students register for each semester. No federal financial aid is available to international students, although limited funds are sometimes provided by local community organizations through the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Provide proof of health and accident insurance. (Insurance can be arranged through the Office of International Admissions and Recruitment.)

    International applicants will be notified by the Office of International Admissions and Recruitment of their acceptance to the College and will then be provided with the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be attached to the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) when applying for the student visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consular Office, or for the Change of Status with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    Upon acceptance, the student is responsible for complying with all immigration laws in order to maintain valid legal status. The following conditions apply:

    • International students must be classified as degree-seeking students and maintain full-time academic status (12 semester hours) in the fall and spring terms. In addition, students admitted in the summer must enroll full time during their initial term of enrollment.
    • International students must maintain a minimum Palm Beach State cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 every semester to remain eligible for enrollment at the College.
    • International students must keep a current passport that is valid for at least six months in the future.
    • International students must have their travel documents reviewed by the international student advisor before leaving the USA.
    • Employment is not permitted for F-1 visa students without meeting specific conditions and having permission from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    For information on the admission requirements for international students to the bachelor's degree programs, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/International.

  8. Bachelor's Degree-Seeking Students

    1. New/transfer students: Submit an online application for admission.

      Current/returning Palm Beach State College students: Submit program objective change form.

    2. Completion of ONE of the following is required to be accepted into the Bachelor’s program:
      • An A.S.* or an A.A.S.* degree (with a minimum of 60 semester hours) in a professional/technical field; or
      • An A.A.* degree with a minimum of 60 semester hours; or
      • Sixty* credit hours that are equivalent to satisfactory completion of a Palm Beach State College A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree program.

        * The degree or earned credits must have been completed and awarded by a regionally accredited educational institution.

      • Completion of 36 semester hours of transferable general education credit hours, satisfying Palm Beach State College’s general education requirements (or indication on the transcript that the student has completed general education requirements at another Florida college or university). Each bachelor's degree has requirements as to the types of acceptable degrees and coursework that may apply. Please see a bachelor's advisor, CBP112, Lake Worth campus or visit website www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors for more information.

    Transfer of Credits to Bachelor’s degree Programs

    Lower division college credits in technical areas not generally applicable at the bachelor's degree level will be reviewed according to any or all of the following factors prior to their acceptance as satisfying degree requirements.

    • Breadth, depth and rigor of course content as evidenced by course syllabi, prerequisites, placement test scores, exit requirements, student portfolios, textbooks, writing or oral communication requirements, grading standards, catalog descriptions, etc.;
    • Qualifications of the faculty member(s) providing the instruction;
    • Age of credits;
    • Recommendations through other established credit assessment bodies (e.g., ACE);
    • Institutional accreditation via other professional assessment/accrediting bodies;
    • Students will also have to meet the common prerequisite courses as defined by the State of Florida for the RN-BSN degree. If you obtained your Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ASN; previous nursing credits) from a non-NLNAC/ACEN/CNEA accredited school, the College does not guarantee that these nursing credits are transferrable to a university. The College can only guarantee the 36 BSN credits;
    • Secondary documentation of course competencies (e.g., professional certification, standardized exam scores, etc.).

    Where questions of applicability remain following such review, the credits may still be used to meet lower-division degree requirements subject to one or more of the following conditions:

    • Successful completion of related higher-level courses in the student’s program of study;
    • Successful completion of subsequent courses in the subject/course sequence;
    • Successful completion of complementary lower-division coursework in the subject or related area;
    • Demonstration of specific lab/clinical skills or other applied competencies;
    • Completion of additional supplemental independent/directed study in the subject area which augments the skills/content of the technical course;
    • Presentation of a portfolio of work substantiating the breadth, depth and rigor of the course content to include both theory and applied competencies;
    • Analysis of clusters of course credits where a combination of technical courses may represent bachelor's level competencies when viewed as a package (e.g., eight credits in technical coursework may correspond to a three-credit traditional transfer course in a given subject area);
    • Verification of faculty credentials at the transferring institution.

    Second Bachelor's Degree

    In recognition that students seeking a second bachelor's degree have completed a rigorous program of study at a regionally accredited or comparable international institution, some admission and graduation requirements will be satisfied by virtue of the previous degree. These include the Gordon Rule and General Education. However, this would not preclude prerequisites for the major that happen to be general education courses. Students with one or more previously awarded bachelor’s degrees should contact the Bachelor’s Admissions Office for admissions guidelines.

    Readmission of Former Students

    A former Palm Beach State College student who wishes to enroll in classes after an absence of 12 months or more should:

    • Submit an online application for admission.
    • Send for any additional transcripts to update admission records. Previously outstanding transcripts must be received prior to registration. All new transcripts should be received before registration but must be received within one term or the student may not register for subsequent terms.
    • Update placement tests (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or PERT) if necessary. Test scores are only valid for two years from the date the test was taken.
    • Read the “Catalog in Effect” information under the “Graduation” portion of the Academic Policies section of the catalog. (The student will complete requirements for graduation under the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry.)

    Note: Students who do not apply for readmission approximately two months before registration begins may not get priority registration consideration.

    Transfer Students

    A student is classified as a transfer student if he/she has previously earned college credit toward a degree or post-secondary certificate at any other college or university. A transfer student should:

    • Submit an online application for admission.
    • The application for admissions and nonrefundable $40 application fee must be submitted before any transcripts are evaluated.
    • Submit high school and, if applicable, all college transcripts. The high school transcript may be waived for admissions purposes if a student has earned an Associate, Bachelor, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • To be considered for transfer credit, students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company at www.NACES.org/members

    All required transcripts must be received within one term or no registration will be allowed for subsequent terms. It is important for students to have transcripts submitted as early as possible to allow evaluations to be completed before registration. Financial aid students must ensure that ALL required official transcripts (high school and college) and ALL submitted commercial evaluations are received and evaluated by Palm Beach State for financial aid to be awarded or disbursed.

    Transfer credit may be accepted from degree-granting institutions that are fully accredited at the collegiate level by their appropriate regional accrediting agency. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions that appear on the State Common Course Numbering System list are also transferred with no appeal required. For non-regionally accredited institutions that do not participate in the SCNS, credits will be evaluated and accepted on a course-by-course basis through an appeal process that is initiated by the student.

    Students may transfer credit from other institutions into the College; however, at least 25 percent of the program or certificate credit must be earned at Palm Beach State College (excluding CLEP or credit by exam or prior learning).

    The amount of credit allowed for a quarter, semester or term would not exceed the amount the student earned at the original institution. (Quarter-hour credits will be converted to semester hours.)

    Palm Beach State College accepts for transfer only those credit courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions with grade of D or higher. Only courses with a grade of C or higher, when appropriate, can be used to satisfy any General Education Requirements. Plus (+) and minus (-) designations used with grades will be removed from all transfer courses.

    Note: A student or institution may appeal the policy. However, the College registrar reviews the courses and has the right not to accept all or any part of the previously earned credit.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Students who wish to take college credit or vocational credit courses and do not intend to complete a certificate or degree program may be admitted as non-degree-seeking students. These students enroll for a variety of reasons, such as personal interest, job improvement, transfer credit purposes, or teacher recertification. Credits will be awarded for courses taken by non-degree-seeking students.

    To apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student, submit an online application for admission.

    Students are eligible to remain non-degree-seeking up to 21 credit hours. After that time, they will be required to change their status to degree-seeking. Upon changing to degree-seeking status, high school and college transcripts, as appropriate, will be required. Students with an associate degree or higher may request an exemption from the 21 credit hours requirement. For additional information, please contact a campus registrar's office. International students on an F-1 visa cannot be non- degree-seeking students.

    Non-degree-seeking students may be required to submit placement scores or transcripts to register for certain courses. Please see the Course Listing section of the catalog or speak with an academic advisor.

    Note: Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for any type of financial aid (veteran benefits, federal grants, scholarships, student loans, Bright Futures, etc.).

    Transient Students

    Students seeking degrees at other institutions may attend the College as “transient” students to take one or more courses.

    To apply for admission:

    • Students attending a Florida public institution must go to www.FloridaShines.org and complete an online transient form which will also serve as the application for admission to Palm Beach State. Residency for tuition purposes will be granted based on the information on the transient form, barring any error from the home institution.
    • Students attending a Florida private institution or an out-of-state institution must submit: (1) a completed online application for admission; and (2) a “Letter of Good Standing” from their home institution indicating the specific course(s) to be taken.

    Transient students, taking courses as listed on their transient form or letter of good standing, will not be required to submit transcripts or meet Palm Beach State College testing or prerequisite course requirements. However, all course requirements apply, unless specifically waived by the home institution. Transient requests for courses in controlled, limited access programs, or bachelors may require departmental approval and additional documentation. Transient students are required to meet all of the College’s Code of Conduct and disciplinary regulations while attending the College.

    A “transient form” or “Letter of Good Standing” must be submitted for each term of transient study.

    Career Certificate Program (CCP)

    Admission requirements vary depending on the specific Career Certificate Program (CCP). Students must review the criteria for the desired program in the Degrees and Certificates section of the catalog. In general, a person wanting to enroll in a CCP program must do the following:

    1. Submit an online application for admission.
    2. Submit an official high school or GED transcript if the program requires a standard high school diploma.
    3. Take the appropriate test (if applicable) according to the requirements of the program.

    Note: Students seeking admission to a Public Safety limited access program (i.e., emergency medical technician, firefighter and paramedic), should go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions, click on Limited Access Programs. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to these programs.

    High School Dual Enrollment and Early Admission

    The Dual Enrollment program enables qualified public/charter, home education and private school students to earn high school and college credits toward both high school and college graduation requirements. Private (non-public) schools participating in dual enrollment must have an approved Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between the private school and Palm Beach State College prior to referring students for dual enrollment. Home Education students must submit each year a Statement of Legal Compliance form to verify eligibility. The form is available online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/DualEnroll.

    The school approved credits that students can earn count toward both a high school diploma and a college degree or vocational certificate. Students enrolled in a dual enrollment or early admission program pursuant to law shall be exempt from the payment of registration, tuition, and laboratory fees. All other fees are borne by the student, except that the College will offer one free recognized college placement test to each eligible high school student.

    Students enrolled in home education or non-public school will be financially obligated for the cost of instructional materials, special course fees, and any other fees except tuition.

    Dual enrollment or early admission students are responsible for transportation to and from the College; obtaining a College parking decal; purchasing uniforms, kits, equipment, consumables and/or tools that are kept in the student's possession (if applicable in a CCP program); and adhering to the rules and regulations of the College, as stated in this Catalog and in the Student Handbook.

    The following courses are NOT permitted for dual enrollment:

    • College developmental education courses;
    • Physical education activity courses;
    • Courses less than three credits (unless the course is a corequisite or in CCP dual enrollment);
    • Limited Access program courses.

    College Credit Dual Enrollment Requirements

    Students taking college credit course dual enrollment may take up to eight college credits per fall, spring or summer term.

    To be eligible for the dual enrollment program, students need to:

    • Have earned four high school credits, two of which must include an English Language Arts course and a mathematics course.
    • Have an unweighted high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
    • Enroll and attend a MANDATORY Palm Beach State Dual Enrollment Information/Advising session prior to registration of class(es).
    • Submit an online Palm Beach State Application for Admission.
    • Submit official “college ready” placement test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or PERT) that are less than two years old from the date the test was taken.
    • Complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Permission and Registration form, which is obtained from the high school counselor. (A form must be completed and submitted for each term of enrollment.)
    • Receive a grade of C or higher in all college-level courses to continue enrollment. Dual enrollment students who receive a grade of D, F or W will not be allowed to continue in the program and may only be allowed to repeat the course for grade forgiveness after graduation from high school.

    Dual enrollment students may be admitted to College Honors courses or Honors contracts. Interested students should apply at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors.

    Early Admission Requirements

    To be eligible for the early admission program, students need to:

    • Be a high school senior.
    • Have an unweighted high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher.
    • Enroll and attend a MANDATORY Palm Beach State Dual Enrollment Information/Advising session prior to registration of class (es).
    • Submit an online Palm Beach State Application for Admission.
    • Submit an official recommendation letter from the high school principal. College credits earned during the early admission period must be used to satisfy high school graduation requirements, with the high school principal determining how these credits are to be utilized.
    • Submit official “college ready” placement test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or PERT) that are less than two years old from the date the test was taken.
    • Complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Permission and Registration form, which is obtained from the high school counselor. (A form must be completed and submitted for each term of enrollment.)
    • Enroll and maintain at Palm Beach State a full-time status (12-18 college credit hours) for the fall and/or spring terms only.
    • Earn a college term grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Early admission students who receive a grade of D or F may repeat the course for grade forgiveness with permission from the high school dual enrollment designee.

    Collegiate High School Enrollment Requirements

    Palm Beach State Collegiate High School is a dual enrollment school choice option for high school seniors with an interest in STEM who have completed all requirements for high school graduation other than those which can be satisfied by PBSC courses. Students are enrolled as full-time students at the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus and may earn 30 or more semester hours of college credit.

    The Collegiate High School is open to high school seniors who:

    • Have an unweighted high school GPA of a 3.2 or higher.
    • Have the minimum test scores on at least one of the tests listed below:
      • SAT – 24 Reading, 25 Writing, and 24.5 Math; or
      • ACT – Math score of 20 and higher, English score of 17 or higher, and Reading score of 19 or higher; or
      • PERT – Have college ready placement test scores in Postsecondary Education Readiness Test of:
      • 103 – 150 (Writing)
      • 106 – 150 (Reading) for ENC1101 College Composition
      • 125 – 150 (Math) for MAC1105 College Algebra, STA2023 Statistics (Note: For the following math courses placement is based on ACT or SAT scores: MAC114 Trigonometry, MAC1140 Pre-calculus, MAC2233 Survey of Calculus, MAC2311, Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1)

    To apply for admission, students must:

    Career Certificate Program (CCP) Dual Enrollment Requirements

    Palm Beach State will assume to educate and train students in the approved CCP programs at PBSC.

    Have a 2.0 or higher unweighted high school GPA.

    Be the appropriate age (if applicable for the program).

    Enroll and attend a MANDATORY Palm Beach State Dual Enrollment Information/Advising Session prior to registration of class (es).

    Submit an online Palm Beach State Application for Admission.

    Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

    Complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Permission and Registration form, which is obtained from the high school counselor. (A form must be completed and submitted for each term of enrollment.)

    Home education students must complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Permission and Registration form, which is obtained from the Palm Beach State College dual enrollment coordinator and a Home Education/Dual Enrollment/Early Admission Legal Compliance and Articulation Agreement form. (Both forms must be completed and submitted for each term of enrollment.)

    Enroll in an approved CCP program.

    Meet all CCP program prerequisite requirements.

    Courses within a program are sequential and are not available to students who have not been accepted into the program. Students participating in CCP dual enrollment must successfully complete each CCP course in the program sequence to continue participation.

    Withdrawal Policy for Dual Enrollment Program

    Dual Enrollment students who withdraw from a class will not be allowed to enroll the following semester. To re-enroll in the Dual Enrollment program, after one semester, students must appeal to their respective high school principal with the Special Withdrawal Circumstance Appeal Approval Form.