PERT Study Resources

Be certain you are prepared when you come to take the PERT. There are three sections: Reading, Writing and Math. 

PERT Practice Tests 

P.E.R.T. Study Guide Document for both placement and diagnostics 

Other resources that may be helpful to use for skill development are SAT or ACT study guides. These are available at many libraries, and also can be purchased at any bookstore. You may also find it helpful to search the internet for other opportunities to prepare you to take the PERT.

Tests must be scheduled at least than 24 hours in advance. One form of government-issued identification with picture must be presented. Identification must be current, valid, and unexpired. Test candidates must arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time. Food and electronic devices are prohibited at the testing stations. Lockers are available for your items.  Tests cannot exceed hours of operation of the Testing Center. Test Administrators will maintain visual contact at all times during test sessions. The session may be recorded. Test candidates must notify the Test Administrator immediately if issues occur which prohibits successful completion of exam. Test Administrators are not permitted to interpret test scores. You may visit the Advising Center and meet with an Academic Advisor to have scores interpreted.  

The PERT is not a timed assessment. However, students should allow for three hours for completion of all 3 subtests.

  1. Current and prospective NWFSC students will test free of charge on the first attempt.
  2. Non-NWFSC students will be charged a $30 for each attempt.
  3. Any subsequent re-test will incur a $10 fee, per visit. 
  4. Scores are to be interpreted by an Academic Advisor.

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