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Testing Criteria

Students who are admitted to MDC may be required or choose to be assessed in order to establish eligibility for course placement, for financial aid, for earning credit-by-exam, and for meeting competency and/or graduation requirements. Click on the links to review the testing criteria you want to learn more about.

Placement Criteria

With the exception of students who meet the criteria for an exemption from common placement testing and developmental education instruction, the State Board of Education (SBOE) requires entry-level testing for degree seeking students and students who have not met college level competency either through the completion of developmental education requirements in the Florida College System or have not been awarded credit for college level coursework in the area of deficiency.




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