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Application Process

  1. Submit a completed SAS along with a signed "Agreement of Understanding" to the SAS Campus Registrar at the particular SAS site the student designated on the application form (Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm -except holidays). The five SAS sites are Homestead, Kendall, North, West, and Wolfson campuses. The Miami Dade College (MDC) application must be completed online which generates a MDC ID number for the student. After obtaining the MDC ID number, please note it on the SAS application in the space provided.

    The student also needs a MDC ID number to utilize the 3P's practice material on the MDC website to get ready for the test. Practice Practice Practice before making the first and second attempts to pass the PERT. There is no charge for the first attempt at the PERT. There is a $10.00 fee that is assessed for the second PERT attempt (if needed) payable to the MDC Bursar's Office. After payment is made, please present the receipt for the $10.00 fee to the MDC Testing Department along with a second SAS PERT Referral Form when the student arrives for testing.

    Seven days (excluding holidays) after hand delivering the completed SAS and MDC modified application documents to the SAS registrar, the student or parent may visit the SAS registrar where the application was delivered to pick up the SAS PERT Referral Form signed by the SAS principal.

    The PERT Referral 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 must be noted on the PERT Referral Form when the student presents the form to the MDC testing department.  

    The applicaton links below will be activated in late September, 2018. SAS will begin to accept applications for the SAS Class of 2021 (10th graders in the 2018-2019 school year) on October 1, 2018. 

    1. Applicant Checklist (PDF)
    2. SAS Application Fillable Form  (PDF)
    3. Agreement of Understanding (PDF)
    4. PERT Information (PDF)

    Special Boundary Note

    SAS Homestead Campus

    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.

    SAS West Campus 

    Students living more than 2 miles from SAS West Campus and in an area south of Okeechobee Road, east of SW 137 Avenue, west of 826 (Palmetto Expressway), and north of SW 8 Street will be provided free MDCPS yellow school bus transportation to and from the SAS West Campus.

    Please inquire about specific transportation arrangements for the other SAS sites by contacting them directly.

  2. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

    PERT Instructions for all SAS sites

    1. Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 
      PERT Instructions for all SAS sites 
      1. You will have up to two attempts to achieve a passing score in each section:
        1. Math = 123+
        2. Reading = 106+ (score became effective 10/22/13)
        3. Writing = 103+ (score became effective 10/22/13)
      2. PERT Study Guide with Sample Questions 
      3. PERT Practice Tests 
      4. 3Ps Test Preparation: After a student has obtained a Miami Dade College (MDC) ID #, they may set up a "my MDC Account". At that point they can log into a valuable PERT resource titled the "3Ps" (Pre-Placement Preparation). This is a free online practice test that simulates the PERT and is available for prospective MDC students who have set up their MDC account. At the conclusion of this online practice exam, the student will be provided with a full score report that details their performance in each subject area.
        1. To access 3Ps, you need a myMDC Account
        2. Forgot your password? Visit our password retrieval page.
        3. For more information and to view other PERT preparation resources, visit our Testing Department.
    2. After taking the PERT test, bring the score report that MDC will give you to the SAS Registrar at the SAS campus where you submitted your SAS application.
    3. After meeting all criteria, we will contact you to schedule an Intake Session.
    4. Student and parent/s meet with the counselor for final intake conference and to select college and high school classes

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