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Admissions Checklist

With these easy steps, you can be a student at SCF. For questions, call us at 941-752-5050, text us at 941-304-5443 or email us at Admissions@SCF.edu .

Follow the steps below or download a PDF version of the Admissions Checklist.

1. Apply

Visit SCF.edu/Apply to fill out an application form*.

  • Create a new account (username and password) for the application.
  • Log into the application with the new username and password.
  • Upload residency documentation for in-state tuition.

2. Complete Florida Residency

If you did not upload your documents during application, please complete these steps:

3. Submit Transcripts to the Office of Registrar

A. High School and College/University Students

Submit your official high school transcript/GED (unless you have successfully completed a degree).
Submit all official college/university post-secondary institution transcripts.

  • Electronic transcripts sent directly to: Transcripts@SCF.edu
  • Mailed official transcripts addressed to: P.O. Box 1849 Bradenton, Florida 34206
  • Faxed transcripts from the issuing institution directly to: 941-727-6380
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope, dropped off to the Office of the Registrar

Please note: The College only accepts official documents, sent directly from the issuing institution or agency.  We do not accept transcripts emailed from students.

The Office of the Registrar will evaluate your transcripts.

> Learn More About Transcript Evaluation

Please allow 7-14 business days for the transcript evaluation to be processed. Please allow for processing time. Please note that processing times vary and could take longer (up to 14 days) during busier times throughout the semester. 

B. GED Students

C. Students with Education Outside of the United States

  • For high school and/or college/university students from outside the U.S., original credential evaluation will be required. Visit the International Students section to learn more.

4. Test

Do I need to test? Visit SCF.edu/Testing to find out and learn how to schedule a test.

5. Complete Orientation and Registration

Visit SCF.edu/Orientation to learn more.

  • First-Time-in-College students will receive an email with orientation completion instructions.
  • If you are a returning SCF student, you may register at MYSCF.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.

* Note that effective Spring 2018 a $20 admissions application fee will be assessed for applicants. When an applicant enrolls in courses for the term in which they indicated on their admissions application, the fee will be refunded to the applicant. To receive the refund, applicants must meet two qualifications: 1) Register for courses in their selected term of entry, as indicated on their application and; 2) Maintain attendance and registration in the  courses past the add/drop registration period. Failure to adhere to the above statements will result in the loss of the application fee.

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