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Application Process

Application Process for SAS (applications for the SAS Class of 2019 will be available in September, 2016) School for Advanced Studies Steps to Admission

  1. Submit a completed SAS application and 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.

    Two weeks after the two documents referenced above have been hand delivered to the SAS Campus the student is applying to , the student or parent may call the SAS registrar at that campus to receive the student's MDC ID number. The student 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.

    On October 17, 2016, 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 (assuming at least two weeks have transpired from the day the application and agreement of understanding were hand delivered to the registrar at that campus).

    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 will also be noted on the PERT Referral Form by the SAS registrar when the student comes to pick it up. 

    1. SAS Application Checklist
    2. SAS Application. When SAS begins accepting applications for the Class of 2019, students will be asked to print out the SAS application and fill out the form completely, and hand deliver it to the SAS registrar along with the signed "Agreement of Understanding")
    3. Agreement of Understanding

    * 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.

    Students living at least 2 miles from the SAS West Campus in Doral, and south of Okeechobee, west of 826 (Palmetto Expressway), north of SW 8 St. and east of SW 137 ave. will also be provided with free 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)



  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



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