The Early College Program (Dual Enrollment/Early Admission) at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) allows qualified high school students to enroll in selected college courses to satisfy high school graduation requirements and the associate degree. In accordance with s. 1009.25, F.S., the College does not charge dual enrollment and early admission students tuition and certain fees.
Dual Enrollment enables qualified public, private, and home education students from 6th to 12th grade to enroll in selected college and vocational credit courses offered by SCF. The credits that they earn count toward both a college degree or certificate and a high school diploma.
- Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment that enables qualified 12th grade high school students to spend their senior year enrolled at SCF. Students accepted for Early Admission take all their classes at SCF and must register for at least four classes totaling 12 or more credit hours. Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. Students in the Two-Year Collegiate High School Program have the opportunity to complete the requirements for the A.A. Degree by high school graduation through Early Admission. However, they must meet the early admission eligibility criteria and complete the application process to participate in the program.