Student Services

Home School Students

(Sarasota County or Manatee County)

Step 1: Complete Early College Application

Complete the Early College Application. After the application is processed the student will receive a welcome email with their SCF credentials. If you are a continuing Early College student, you will not be required to complete a new application. Applications are valid for three semestersIf you have taken classes as a non-degree student you will be required to complete a new Early College application and contract. 

Step 2: Submit placement testing results

Students must submit official college placement scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics to enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, and PERT (Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test). Scores may not be more than 24 months old. PERT Testing for Early College purposes may be taken only once per term and twice per calendar year.  

Students may request their SAT scores from

Students may request their ACT scores from

SCF’s school code for ACT is 0741 and SAT is 5427. Students can use this to ensure scores/transcripts are sent directly to SCF.

Students may schedule a PERT testing appointment by visiting   

Qualifying Test Scores:

Qualifying Test Scores

Step 3: Complete Early College Contract

An Early College application must be submitted before completing the Early College contract. Log in credentials (provided in the Welcome Email) and a valid parent email are required to complete the contract. 

Early College Contract


Please note:

*Students may check the status of their contract by visiting the portal. 

*Contract holds will not be satisfied until qualifying test scores are received.

*Contracts may take up to 48 business hours to be processed once all parties have submitted their approval.*

Step 4: Complete Online Orientation

The links to complete online orientation are included in the welcome email. (Required for new students only)

Step 5: Submit County Verification Letter

Students must submit a verification letter from their respective counties (Sarasota county or Manatee county) each year. This letter is required in order to register. No exceptions. 

Please email the verification letter to

Step 6: Register for classes

Upon satisfactory completion of the previous steps, registration will be available to students through the SCF Portal. Students may register only for courses that have been approved. 

For information on degree pathways that apply to your interests, please see the Early College Resources Page.

For assistance choosing coursework, please contact the Office of College and Career Success office or email

How to Register

Please make sure to utilize the "Advanced Search" option to filter the schedule for full term classes.

Step 7: Get instructional materials for courses

Please monitor your SCF email for information regarding instructional materials. 

Please Note: Making changes to your schedule after the deadline may result in a delay in receiving your instructional materials.  

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