Student Services

Early College Programs

Early College programs enable qualified high school students to enroll in selected college courses to satisfy high school graduation requirements and the associate degree. Programs include Dual Enrollment (DE), Early Admissions (EA) and Accelerated Dual Enrollment (ADE).

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


Spring:  December 1st
Fall:  May 15th (Deadline extended to August 1st)
Students must provide their application, test scores, Dual Enrollment contract, orientation, and registration by the published deadline. No exceptions after the deadlines.

Early College Flyer

Email your question

Email is the best way to communicate with the Early College office. Due to the high volume, our office is no longer accepting walk-ins or one-on-one appointments.

Public/Private students, please meet with your high school counselor.

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 and early admission students tuition and certain fees.

Dual Enrollment enables qualified public, private, and home education students to enroll in selected college credit courses offered by SCF.  The credits that they earn count toward both a college degree and a high school diploma. 

Dual Enrollment PowerPoint

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.   Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. 

Dual Enrollment PowerPoint

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.  

Accelerated Dual Enrollment PowerPoint



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