Student Services

Home School Students

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible

Determine with your parent/legal guardian if you’re eligible for the Early College/Dual Enrollment Program. Be sure you meet the minimum unweighted cumulative high school GPA and test score requirements.

Step 2: Apply for admission

Complete the SCF Early College Application for Admission. PDF copies of the application are available for download in the See Also… section to the right. Write legibly using blue or black ink. Forms should be submitted in person to the Admissions office at the Bradenton Campus (5840 26th St. W, Bldg. 1; Bradenton, FL 34207) or the Venice Campus (8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Bldg 100; Venice, FL 34293).

Step 3: Submit placement testing results

Students must submit official college placement scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics to enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, and PERT (Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test). Scores may not be more than 24 months old. PERT Testing for Early College purposes may be taken only once per term and twice per calendar year.  

Students can request their SAT scores from the College Board:  https://student.collegeboard.org/

Information regarding ACT scores can be found on the ACT website:  http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/your-scores/send-your-scores.html

SCF’s school code for ACT is 0741 and SAT is 5427. Students can use this to ensure scores/transcripts are sent directly to SCF.

If you don't have ACT or SAT scores, schedule a testing appointment to take the PERT at the SCF – Assessment and Testing Center

Step 4: Early College Orientation

Information to attend an optional Orientation session will be sent to your SCF email address upon acceptance into the Early College program. You must login within 7 days after receiving the email, otherwise your password will not work. Orientation videos may be viewed as often you like and parents/legal guardians are also encouraged to view.

Step 5: Submit Home School Articulation Agreement

An articulation agreement is required each academic year. PDF copies of the agreement are available for download in the See Also… section to the right. Write legibly using blue or black ink. Forms should be submitted in person or mail to the Early College Office at the Bradenton Campus (5840 26th St. W, Bldg. 1, Rm 237; Bradenton, FL 34207) or the Venice Campus(8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Bldg 100; Venice, FL 34293). 

Step 6: Submit Homeschool Enrollment Letter

A dated Homeschool Enrollment Letter from the student’s county of residence is required for each school year (August-July) the student participates in the Early College Program. Letters should be submitted in person to the Early College Office at the Bradenton Campus (5840 26th St. W, Bldg. 1, Rm 237; Bradenton, FL 34207) or the Venice Campus (8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Bldg 100; Venice, FL 34293) or via email to earlycollege@scf.edu.

Step 7: Fill out Early College Course Approval Form

If you will be taking courses on an SCF campus, please complete the SCF Early College Course Approval Form. PDF copies of the form are available for download in the See Also… section to the right. Should you need to change or update your approved courses, please obtain, complete, and submit an updated Approval Form.   Forms should be submitted in person to the Educational Records office at the Bradenton Campus (5840 26th St. W, Bldg. 1; Bradenton, FL 34207) or the Venice Campus (8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Bldg 100; Venice, FL 34293).  Once submitted,  the hold will be lifted and the student can register for classes.  Please note: holds are placed back on the student's account after the deadline date.

Step 8: Register for classes

Upon satisfactory completion of the previous steps, registration will be available to you through the SCF Portal. You may register only for courses that have been approved. ** Registering for courses which have not been approved may result in tuition being owed by the student via the Enrichment Program **

Step 9: Get instructional materials for courses

Homeschool students are responsible for obtaining course materials on their own.

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