General Advising FAQ's
How do I apply to the State College of Florida?
- Apply to SCF at scf.edu/admissions
Submit FL Residency Affidavit this can be done as part of the application for Admissions
- Provide Official high school transcript or GED test scores
Provide Official transcript(s) from each previously attended college and university (if applicable)
Determine if you are in need of taking the placement test. Students are strongly encouraged to take the placement test for advising purposes. Students may schedule a testing appointment or practice for a course placement test at scf.edu/Testing. Students may meet with a student services advisor to discuss testing options.
Students who have ACT or SAT scores, taken within the past two (2) years may submit them to Educational Records
First time in college students must call to schedule a New Student Orientation.
(SCF Bradenton 941.752.5050 or SCF Venice 941.408.1540)
Transfer students must complete an online Transfer Orientation, accessible by email invitation
Online at scf.edu/SCFconnect
In person at cashiering//fee payment office
With financial aid
What is the difference between dropping a course and withdrawing from a course?
A drop is done before the add/drop deadline each semester. Students may drop courses through
SCF Connect. Students may be eligible for a refund during the add/drop deadline each
semester. A withdrawal is after the add/drop deadline. Students may withdraw from
a course online through SCFConnect. A withdrawal counts as an any attempt in a course.
If I earned a "C" in a course, may I retake it to get a higher grade?
No, per the college catalog, students may not replace grades of “C” or higher. (See catalog for further information.)
If a student earns a "D" or "F" in a course, then a student may be eligible to retake
the course for gpa purposes. Detailed information can be found in the college catalog.
What is the Grade Forgiveness Policy?
Note: Students interested in transferring to another University, you should contact that school to find out what their policy is on grade forgiveness.