Student Services

Apply to SCF - International Students

Questions? Connect with us at or call 941-752-5050.

For already accepted students, please visit the International Students Next Steps Page for more information.

For Students Attending College for the First Time
Required Submissions

Please submit the following to the Admissions Office by the published deadlines prior to the beginning of the term for which you are applying.

A. Admissions Application, Copy of Passport, COPY of Current Visa and/or I-94 Card (if applicable)

International students must apply using the F1 International Student Application Form

B. $75 application fee

Once your application is processed, you will be assigned a G00 (Student ID) number. You will use this number to log-in to MY SCF (student portal) pay your application fee, tuition bill, view Degree Works, etc

C. Proof of English Proficiency

The following documents are acceptable proof of English proficiency.

  • TOEFL scores sent directly to SCF: Computer-Based test – 173; Written-Based test – 500; Internet-Based test – 61
  • Official U.S, high school transcript with graduation date or U.S. state issued G.E.D. scores, in English
  • Successful completion of an Intensive English Program from a U.S. college/university or from an ELS Learning Center
  • Acceptable IELTS scores sent directly to SCF: minimum of 6.0 bands
  • Official college transcript with successful completion of an associate degree or higher from a U.S. College or University
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum score: 90
    • The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with State College of Florida when students the results.

D. Proof of high school/secondary education showing it is equivalent to a US high school diploma.

International high school graduates

All applicants who have graduated from a high school outside the U.S., please click here for transcript requirements.

Students with International College

All applicants who have attended a university or college outside the U.S., please click here for transcript requirements.

E. International Student Responsibilities form and Emergency Contact Form

F. SCF International Student Forms

Health Insurance Requirements and Forms

Emergency Contact Form

Student Responsibility Form

G. Proof of Financial Support of $30,000 U.S. Dollars

See the list of acceptable documentation.

H. Proof of Health Insurance form

For Students Transferring From Another College or University
Required Submissions

In addition to the requirements listed in the Attending College for the First Time section, transfer students will be asked to submit the following documents:

I. Visa Clearance Form

A Visa Clearance Form  from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and completed by the previous school.

J. Current I-20 or I-94 Card

A copy of the current I-20 or the I-94 card (both sides). Once the student arrives in the local area, the International Student Services Office needs to view the originals.

K. Transcripts

Student who attended U.S. colleges must request official, final transcripts be sent directly to the Admissions and Records office from each previously attended college. These can be mailed to: SCF, Admissions and Educational Records, P. O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.

Students who attended international colleges/universities are required to submit original, course-by-course and document evaluations. Students should contact the evaluation company directly to determine what documents are needed for them to provide the service.

  • Course descriptions, including English translations, done by a certified translator, will be required.
  • Please Note: Only original credential evaluations will be accepted by the SCF Educational Records Office.

Credential evaluation information

Already Accepted to SCF?

Visit the International Students Next Steps Page for more information.

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