Student Services

Graduation Application and Ceremony Information

January 23, 2015 - Deadline to be eligible to participate in May 8, 2015 Graduation

Graduation Application (must be completed & submitted by January 23, 2015*)

Graduation Attendance Form (must be completed & submitted by April 3, 2015)

*Note: Although students may not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony, graduation applications for Spring 2015 will still be accepted after the Janury 23, 2015 deadline.

Need to change your program before you apply to graduate? Graduation Change of Major Form


Spring 2015 Graduation Ceremony

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, Florida
Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

        Students who applied to graduate by the Spring 2015 deadline (January 23rd) and are approved will be listed in the graduation program. These students are invited to walk provided they submit the online graduation attendance form by Friday, April 3, 2015.


Graduation Tickets


Guests, including all children must have a ticket for admission to graduation. Distribution of tickets will be announced at a later date via the Graduation Information page. Click on the Graduation Information link on the left-hand side of this page for details about the ceremony.

Please plan ahead! The number of tickets each graduate will receive is based on the seating capacity of the venue and may be extremely limited. We will do our best to accomodate the needs of our students and their guests for this event.    

*Graduation applications submitted after the January 23, 2015 deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for participation in the graduationceremony as long as the attendance form is submitted by the April 3, 2015 deadline.

Outstanding Graduate Award

The Outstanding Graduate Award was developed to recognize a graduating SCF student who has shown superior leadership, academic achievement and community service while attending SCF. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated success in the classroom and have shown a commitment to improve the College and the community at-large.


After Graduation What's Next?



The official degree/certificate is awarded when all graduation requirements are completed including:


  • A cumulative and overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher is earned.
  • All financial obligations to SCF have been fulfilled.




  • Transcripts may be requested by the graduate online .
  • The fee for each transcript is $7.
  • Final transcripts include degree(s) awarded and the date.


 Spring 2015 Graduate Candidates:

Official transcripts ordered by May 8, 2015, and marked "Hold until degree/certificate is posted on transcript" and will be mailed within three business days after grades are posted to the student's transcripts, and include degree(s) awarded and the date, for those eligible. 


Diplomas/certificates will be mailed to eligible graduates 6-8 weeks after the end of the semester.


 Financial Aid Information


Upon graduation, financial aid recipients whom have borrowed Federal Direct student loans while attending SCF are required to complete an Exit Counseling session at: Exit Counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s). You will need to log in with your FAFSA PIN and choose to "Complete Counseling."

It is also important for you to log in to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at This site will provide you with access to detailed information regarding your federal loan(s) such as your interest rate, when the loan was borrowed, amounts disbursed, etc. You will need your PIN number to log in to NSLDS. If you have questions about these loans and need further assistance, you may visit the SCF Office of Financial Aid Services or you may contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID. 

If you are continuing your education toward another degree at SCF, you must change your program for the next semester. Since you are graduating in your current program, you will automatically be put into a "non-degree seeking" status until you request a program change. Be aware this may effect your financial aid eligibility.

Program/Major Change Deadlines

Summer 2015 - May 21, 2015 -  All changes after this date will be effective for the Fall 2015 semester. 

Graduation Change of Major Form

If you have any questions, please call the Educational Records Office at :

 (941) 752-5060 or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65060.


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