Student Services

General Advising FAQ's

Q:  What classes should I take next semester?
A:  To review remaining requirements, students can run a CAPP degree audit in SCF Connect and meet with an advisor to review what is needed to complete the degree. AA degree seeking student may meet with an academic advisor in any of the Advising Centers.  AS and baccalaureate degree seeking students may meet with the program director of their respective programs.  

Q:  How can I make an AA advising appointment?
A:  Students are able to schedule an appointment in advance to meet with a Student Services Advisor. Appointments may be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online appointment scheduler and are scheduled in 30 minute sessions, Monday through Thursday during normal business hours.  

Q:  What are the walk-in hours for the Advising Center?
A:  Advisors can meet with students on a walk-in basis between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday through Friday. 

Q:  I keep getting a prerequisite/test score error when I try to register for a class.  How can I register for this class?
A:  Some courses have prerequisite or test score requirements that must be completed before registering for that class. You can find course prerequisites by reviewing the course description in the SCF online Catalog. 

Q:  The class I want to register for is closed.  How do I register for a closed class?
A:   Each classroom has only enough space to accommodate a certain number of students. A class is closed once the designated number of students have registered for the class. To see if space opens, regularly check the course in SCF Connect. If a seat becomes available, you may then register for that class. 

Q:  What is the difference between dropping a class and withdrawing from a class?
A:  Students may drop a class before the add/drop deadline each semester.  Courses may be dropped through SCF Connect.  A tuition refund may be offered for dropped classes. After the add/drop deadline has passed, students may withdraw from a course before the withdrawal deadline as posted in the SCF Academic Calendar.  Course withdrawals will count as an attempt toward completing that course and are not eligible for a tuition refund.

Q:  How many credits can I register for each semester? 
A:  Students are permitted to enroll in up to 18 credit hours per each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester without special approval.  AA degree seeking students wishing to enroll in more than 18 credit hours must have approval from an advisor in any of the  Advising Centers.  AS and baccalaureate degree seeking students must seek approval from their Program Manager. 

Q:  May I retake a course for a higher grade?
A:  Yes. Students may repeat a course for a second attempt in which they earned a D, F, WF, or W grade. Students may not repeat courses with grades of C or higher. 

Q:  What is Grade Forgiveness?
A:  Students who repeat a course for the second time will receive grade forgiveness. A student's GPA  will be adjusted so that only the grade for the last attempt of the repeated course will be included in the overall GPA calculation. The original grade will be marked with an “E” (excluded in the GPA) to indicate that the course was repeated. 

Q: Can I register for a class a third time? 
A:  Yes. Students who do not successfully complete a course after the second attempt may register for that class a third time. However, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1545, effective July 1, 1997, and amended effective July 1, 1999. This bill requires that students enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit course or developmental course more than two times shall pay fees at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction. (For purposes of this assessment, the Florida Legislature considers 100 percent of the full cost of instruction to be equal to the non-Florida resident fee.)

Q:  I have completed all the requirements for my degree, what do I do now?
A:  Once you have finished all your degree requirements you must submit a Graduation Application. Applications and information about graduating can be found on the Educational Records website.  

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