Steps to Becoming an FKCC Student
1. Transcripts
Request official college or high school transcripts be sent to
FKCC‘s Office of Enrollment Services.
2. Placement Test
Florida Keys Community College primary placement test, the
Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is appropriate
for those who have not taken the SAT or ACT, or whose SAT
or ACT scores are more than two years old. PERT replaces the
The purpose of PERT is to help provide information about
your skills in the English language, reading, and mathematics.
Your test results will be used in the academic advising process
to ensure that you enroll in the appropriate levels of English
(communication/humanities), reading, and mathematics
You may need to take the PERT, if you are a degree-seeking
student, a returning student who changes to degree-seeking
status, or as well as a non-degree seeking student who
wishes to enroll in English, reading, mathematics courses,
or any course requiring college level English or math as a
Please call one of the three location for testing dates or check
for dates on our website,
3. Academic Planning and Course Selection
Whether you are pursuing a degree for university transfer,
vocational interests, professional development, or simply
taking courses for personal enrichment, FKCC Advising
Services can assist you in selecting the best courses to meet
your educational, professional and personal goals. Academic
Advisors provide:
• Explanation of your placement test scores
• Review of degree requirements
• Scheduling of courses
• Career advisement
• Transfer advisement
• College Placement Test and New Student Orientation
4. New Student Orientation
First time in college students at Florida Keys Community
College must attend this important session. During
orientation the following will be covered:
• FKCC resources and services
• Degree programs
• Important college policies and procedures
• Financial aid/scholarship opportunities
• Registration information
• Website and email
If you have questions about the orientation or
testing dates, please call:
Key West Campus Advising Services
Middle Keys Center, Nancy Smith
Upper Keys Center, Keri Dozier
Summer 2013 new student orientation is
online only. Visit
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