Miami Dade College Homepage > School for Advanced Studies > Admissions

Application Process

School for Advanced Studies Steps to Admission

  1. Submit a completed SAS application and signed "Agreement of Understanding" to the SAS campus that corresponds to the student's home address (Please see special SAS campus boundary note below).

    Two weeks after the two documents referenced above have been hand delivered to the appropriate SAS office, the student will return to that same office to pick up the SAS PERT Referral Form signed by the SAS principal. This form authorizes the student to make their first attempt on the PERT. Miami Dade College (MDC) will only administer the PERT to students who present this referral form (with MDC ID#) and acceptable photo ID. The MDC ID number will be noted on the PERT Referral Form by the SAS registrar when the student comes to pick it up.


    *Special Boundary Note: Students living south of SW 152 St. (Coral Reef Drive) must apply through the SAS Homestead Campus. If admitted, MDCPS will provide free bus transportation to and from SAS Homestead as long as the student lives more than 2 miles from the SAS Homestead Campus and south of SW 152 St. Please inquire about specific transportation arrangements for the other SAS sites by contacting them directly.

  2. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)



  3. Alternative to the PERT
        • Tenth Grade Test Results Only (Scores may not be available before enrollment is capped.)
        • SAT/ACT passing scores (SAT Math 500, Verbal 440; ACT English 17, Math 21, Reading 19 or
        • FCAT passing scores (Reading Level 4 or 5; Math Level 5)

  4. After meeting all criteria, we will contact you to schedule an Intake Session. 

  5. Student and parent/s meet with the counselor for final intake conference and to select college and high school classes



Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.