Student Services

Early College Programs

The Early College Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) allows qualified high school students to enroll in selected college courses to satisfy high school graduation requirements and the associate degree.  In accordance with s. 1009.25, F.S., the College does not charge dual enrollment, early admission and accelerated dual enrollment students tuition and certain fees.

Please choose your student type below for specific instructions on how to complete your enrollment. 


Spring:  December 1
Summer/ Fall: May 15 
Students must provide their application, qualifying test scores, Early College contract, orientation and registration by the published deadline. No exceptions after the deadlines.



Tel: 941-752-5422

Early College Program Options 

Dual Enrollment enables qualified public, private, and home education students to enroll in selected college credit courses offered by SCF. Credits earned count toward both a college degree and a high school diploma. Students may enroll in up to 11 credit hours per semester in Fall and Spring and up to 6 credit hours during Summer.   

Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment that enables qualified 12th grade high school students to spend their senior year enrolled at SCF. Students accepted for Early Admission take all their classes at SCF and must register for at least four classes totaling 12-15 credit hours per semester for Fall and Spring and up to 6 credit hours for Summer. Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. 

Accelerated Dual Enrollment is open to Sarasota and Manatee public high school students only. The Accelerated Dual Enrollment  program allows qualified juniors to gain college credit and high school credit by attending SCF full time. The students will continue full time at SCF as seniors and are on track to graduate with their high school diploma and potentially an AA degree from SCF.


 Dual Enrollment Advising

 Please visit the Office of College and Career Success or email for advising questions or help registering for classes.  

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