Student Services
  • General Advising FAQ's

How do I apply to the State College of Florida?


  • Apply to SCF at
    • 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 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



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.)

What is the Grade Forgiveness Policy?

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.
Note: Students interested in transferring to another University, you should contact that school to find out what their policy is on grade forgiveness.


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