FKCC 2012-2013
Career Planning Services
The choice of a career field is an important and sometimes challenging decision to make. For this reason, career decisions
should be based on thorough knowledge of one’s interests, skills, labor market information, and training programs. We
are available to assist students in self-directing career decisions and plans. For assistance with career and educational goal
planning, contact Advising Services at 305/809-3196 or email
National Testing Program
FKCC serves as a center for the administration of specialized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the College-
Level Examination Program (CLEP), the American College Testing Program (ACT), the Law School Admission Test (LSAT),
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST’s), and the Allied Health Profession Admission Test (AHPAT). Information and
registration bulletins are available through the Testing Office located in Student Advisement and Engagement.
Placement Testing
All new degree-seeking students, and returning students who change to degree-seeking status, must take an approved
placement exam before registering for classes. The test includes mathematics, reading and English language skills.
Non-degree seeking students are subject to placement test requirements if they wish to enroll in communication/
humanities or mathematics courses, or any other course that requires the placement test as a prerequisite.
Students meeting the minimum scores required for each section of the test, may enroll in college-level courses in those
areas. Students not meeting the minimum scores required must enroll in developmental courses for those areas in which
the minimum scores are not met. However, students shall be permitted to take courses concurrently in other curriculum
areas for which they are qualified while enrolled in developmental instruction.
Results of the assessment are used as a guideline to assist advisors in placing students in appropriate courses ensuring
their academic success. Developmental courses do not carry college credit and, though included in satisfactory academic
progress (SAP) calculations, they are not included in GPA calculations.
Students who can provide official ACT, SAT or Florida Placement Test scores, two years current, are not required to take
the placement test. Students who present a college ready diploma or have already completed English (college prep or
composition) and math (college prep or higher) courses at another college or university and have had their transcript(s)
sent to FKCC are not required to take the placement test.
Test administrations are offered once a month with more frequent administrations scheduled prior to the beginning of each
semester. Testing is available at the Key West Campus, Middle Keys Center and Upper Keys Center.
College Placement Test – Retest policy
Placement test scores are valid for two years. If you have not used those scores for course placement during that time, you
will be required to take the test again.
• A student must wait for at least 45 days to elapse before retaking the College Placement Test.
• Students who have already begun any level of developmental instruction in a subject area may only be referred for
retesting on an individual basis by the teaching faculty member.
• After a two-year period, because scores are no longer valid for placement, students may retake the test.
• An Advisor may grant permission for a retest due to extenuating circumstances.
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