How to Apply
All students must submit a completed application along with a non-refundable, one-time $30 application fee.
When submission of the required application forms has been completed, the student will receive an email notification providing additional admissions information. Any changes in address, name, marital status, residency or citizenship should be reported promptly to the Enrollment Services Center.
Hearing-impaired, dyslexic, visually-impaired, or specific learning disability applicants are eligible for reasonable substitution for requirements for admission to the college, to a program of study, or graduation. Documentation must be provided showing that the person's failure to meet requirements is related to the disability. Details are available in the Access Services office.
Degree-Seeking Student Requirements
Placement Testing: Degree-seeking applicants to any university or community college in the Florida state system must present placement test scores as part of the application process. CF accepts any of the four tests authorized by the state (ACT, SAT, CPT pr PERT). PERT is the official placement test for state colleges in the state of Florida. CF regularly offers PERT on its campus. Placement tests provide information about the reading, English, and mathematics skills that are required for success in college. By assessing ability levels in these areas, placement tests help determine the most appropriate English, mathematics, and reading courses students should take. Scoring below the required cut-off score indicates the student is not ready for college level work in the specific area. Florida requires these students to complete non-credit college preparatory course work prior to entering college level work in the weak areas.
A new state law, Senate Bill 1720, has made changes to developmental education requirements. All students will have more flexibility and, for some students, college placement testing and developmental education courses are now optional prior to enrolling in college-level courses. Click for more information.
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New degree-seeking students may not register for classes unless CF has placement test scores on file. PERT sample test question booklets and ACT and SAT registration packets are available at CF's Ocala campus Testing Center (Building 5, Room 205), as well as at the Citrus County campus Counseling office.
Transcripts: Degree-seeking students must be high school graduates or GED recipients and must submit an official high school transcript or official GED test scores. If the student is a college transfer student, an official transcript from each college or university previously attended must also be submitted immediately.