Flex Start Classes

SCF course offerings are available on a semester schedule in the Fall, Spring and Summer. In addition, Flex Start courses are offered within each semester to provide as many scheduling options as possible. 

You may search by part of term in the online course search. The following are a few examples of different parts of term within a semester.

  • Full Term = 16 week session        
  • Second 8 Week Session = 8 week session that begins toward the middle of the semester

Detailed information on the different parts of terms for a semester are available online at the academic calendar. Details include:

  • Start Date
  • End Date        
  • Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a Refund        
  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course and Receive No Academic Penalty
    • There may be an impact on your financial aid eligibility and/or other concerns.
    • You should speak with an academic advisor as well as financial aid representative (if you are receiving financial aid) before withdrawing from a course.

The following is important to keep in mind when registering for courses or making changes to your schedule:

  • Be aware of the add/drop date for each of the courses you register for since the add/drop dates differ depending on the part of term. Add/drop dates for the semester and parts of term are available on the academic calendar.
  • Financial aid
    • Be aware of the financial aid census date if you are receiving financial aid.
      • The financial aid census date for Spring, 2015 is January 29, 2015.
      • Total credit hours registered on the census date will be used to establish financial aid eligibility.
      • All future class registration after the census date will not be eligible for federal grants for that semester.
      • Financial aid deadlines and important dates are available on the academic calendar.
    • Understand Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). All three of the following cumulative requirement must be met each term, or a student will not be eligible for financial aid.
      • Minimum cumulative 2.0 Financial Aid GPA (Financial Aid GPA is a cumulative GPA of all courses on your transcript, including remedial coursework.) This is not the same as the academic GPA.
      • Minimum cumulative 67 percent Completion Ratio (Passed Credit Hours/Attempted Credit hours). Withdrawing from a course will impact your completion ratio.
      • Maximum time frame. Students must successfully complete their coursework within 150 percent of the credit hours needed for their current degree program to maintain financial aid eligibility. For example: an associate degree program requiring 60 credit hours would require a student to obtain a degree within 90 attempted credit hours (60 * 1.50 = 90).
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