Student Services

Public School Students

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible

Meet with a school counselor to determine if you are 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. An application can be obtained from your high school counselor.  Write legibly using blue or black ink. Forms should be submitted in person or via mail 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: 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. The form can be obtained from your high school counselor.  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 6: 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 7: Get instructional materials for courses

Public school students will be notified by their Guidance Counselor of the requirements to obtain textbooks for their approved courses.

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