CLT in Florida

CLT in Florida

Thanks to legislation passed in May of 2023, Florida students are eligible to earn Bright Futures Scholarships with CLT scores. Florida is also the first state in the nation to approve the CLT as an accepted admissions test at all state public universities and to fund all school districts to utilize the CLT for 11th graders. 

With expanded options for admissions testing, Florida students now have greater opportunities to showcase their academic potential and reach their college goals.

CLT for Bright Futures

Effective July 1, 2023, students graduating in the 2023-24 academic year and thereafter may use CLT scores to satisfy the minimum test score requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) or the Florida Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS).

Students who earn a 96 or above are eligible for the FAS award and students who earn an 84 or above are eligible for the FMS award.

CLT for Florida College Admissions

In September 2023, Florida’s Board of Governors voted to approve the CLT as an accepted admissions test at all state public universities.

CLT is also accepted at an additional 14 private colleges and universities in Florida.

News Coverage

Florida approves ‘Classic Learning Test’ for college admissions
The Hill, Tiah Shepherd (September 8, 2023)

Florida Expected to Approve Classical Exam as a Competitor to the SAT
The New York Times, Dana Goldstein (September 6, 2023)

DeSantis’ Revolutionary Defense of the Classics
Wall Street Journal, Cornel West and Jeremy Tate (May 12, 2023)

New test replacing SAT/ACT in Florida
Fox Friends First (May 10, 2023)

Florida College Overhauled by DeSantis Will Accept Standardized Exam Based on Classical Education
The Daily Wire, Ben Zeisloft (May 10, 2023)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the anticipated uses for the CLT in Florida?
How soon can students use CLT scores to qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships?
How will scores be reported to qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships?
Does this mean I can use my CLT score to apply to any Florida college?
Is CLT religiously or politically affiliated?