In 2013, the Florida Legislature adopted new rules regarding Developmental Education. These rules affect placement testing and developmental course requirements for first-time-in-college students. Effective spring 2014, students meeting either of the following conditions are not required to take a placement test:

A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education.

St. Johns River State College's Developmental Education courses are designed to help students who have a standard high school diploma or GED but who need to further develop the foundational skills necessary for academic success throughout college. Students who place into or who elect to take developmental education courses may choose from a variety of strategies in each of the three developmental education subject areas of mathematics, reading, and writing. These strategies include modularized instruction, compressed courses, and co-requisite developmental instruction.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school prior to the 2003-2004 school year or did not attend a Florida public high school must take the Florida Post Secondary Education Test (P.E.R.T.) or submit SAT, ACT, Accuplacer or FCAT scores (the scores cannot be more than 2 years old) that exempt them from the college developmental education program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra.

For more information about developmental education options and exemptions, please see an Academic Advisor.

Palatka Campus (386) 312-4035
Orange Park Campus (904) 276-6800
St. Augustine Campus (904) 808-7402

Or email Gina Denning in Academic Advising.