Student Services

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With four easy steps, you can be a student at SCF.

1. Apply

After completing the online admissions application, please submit the following:

  • Complete residency documentation for tuition purposes
  • Official final high school transcript or GED transcripts requested and sent directly to SCF from the GED testing service
  • Official transcript(s) from previously attended colleges sent directly to:
    SCF Office of the Registrar, P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206
  • If you have international secondary or college transcripts, please visit our international transcript page.

Connect with admissions at or 941-752-5050phone icon.

*Effective for the spring 2018 semester, 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.  

2. Test

For advising purposes, students may provide ONE of the following:

  • ACT, SAT or PERT scores taken within the past two years sent directly to SCF Office of the Registrar from the testing service, OR
  • Proof of successful completion of approved college readiness course(s) in math and/or reading and writing.

Connect with SCF Bradenton at 941-752-5238phone icon or Venice at 941-408-1540phone icon.

3. Orientation and Registration

  • First-time-in-college students must complete orientation. Students are invited via their personal email to schedule their new student orientation in person or online after they have completed the steps above.
  • Returning students may register at

For detailed information on New Student Orientation, visit or email

4. Pay and Prepare

  • Pay your tuition.
  • Get your SCF ID and parking decal.
  • Buy your books.
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